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APAPA Bay Area College Summer Internship Program

PAPA Bay Area College Summer Internship Program is currently searching for college students of the Asian Pacific Islander background interested in gaining firsthand knowledge and experience in governmental and public affairs. Internships this year will include Mayor Ed Lee (San Francisco), Mayor Jean Quan (Oakland), and Congressman Mike Honda (San Jose).

It would be a great opportunity for college students interested in pursuing a career in public service or community leadership.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2013
Applicants Chosen: May 17, 2013

Application packet


The APAPA Bay Area College Summer Internship Program in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland area is designed to
prepare college students of Asian Pacific Islander background to become future leaders in the State of California.
This program provides an opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills, gain public policy experience and
become civically engaged by working in the offices of elected leaders and corporations.


  • Political awareness and civic engagement
  • Understanding of government and the legislative processes
  • Professional and leadership qualities
  • Teamwork skills
  • Networking opportunities with elected officials and community leaders


  • This program is open to all California resident undergraduate and graduate college students with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Attend APAPA’s Internship fundraising dinner on Friday, May 24th in San Francisco
  • Work 100 hours minimum in your assigned office.
  • Be available to attend APAPA workships every Friday.
  • Complete 40 community service hours for APAPA events.


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