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					                                  ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN INSTITUTE
                                     FOR CONGRESSIONAL STUDIES
                                    2011-2012 FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
                                            WASHINGTON, D.C.


The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) offers full-time
legislative and public policy fellowships in Washington, D.C.

Term: Nine months (beginning in September 2011 and ending in May 2012)
Benefits:
 Fellowship placement in a Congressional office, Federal agency, or non-profit organization
 $20,000 stipend to cover housing and personal expenses
 Separate stipend for basic health insurance coverage
 Complimentary air travel to and from Washington, D.C. (provided by Southwest Airlines)

Minimum Requirements to Apply for the 2011-2012 APAICS Fellowship Program:
 Demonstrated interest in the political process and public policy
 Demonstrated understanding of Asian Pacific American community affairs
 Demonstrated leadership abilities
 Relevant work/internship experience
 Excellent oral and written communication skills
 Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree from an accredited educational institution
 Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
 U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency by September 1, 2011


Letters of recommendation and official transcripts must be postmarked by March 31, 2011.
All other application materials must be received by March 31, 2011 at apaics@apaics.org.

Semi-finalists will be contacted for a telephone interview. All applicants will receive a final
decision by June 2011.

If you have questions, please contact Ruby G. Moy, APAICS Acting Executive Director, at
ruby@apaics.org or (202) 296-9200.
         ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR CONGRESSIONAL STUDIES
         2011-2012 APAICS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION FORM

                                  PERSONAL INFORMATION
FIRST NAME                MIDDLE NAME            LAST NAME


CELL PHONE                HOME PHONE             PREFERRED EMAIL


CURRENT ADDRESS



PERMANENT ADDRESS



AGE CATEGORY                   UNDER 20           21-25            26-30          OTHER
STATUS                         U.S. CITIZEN                        LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT
ETHNICITY
                                EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION
UNDERGRADUATE
SCHOOL
DEGREE RECEIVED
GRADUATION DATE                                           CUMULATIVE GPA
GRADUATE SCHOOL
(if applicable)
DEGREE RECEIVED
GRADUATION DATE                                           CUMULATIVE GPA
             FELLOWSHIP PLACEMENT PREFERENCES (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY)
   DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE                 REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE
   FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY                       NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
PREFERRED OFFICES/AGENCIES/ORGANIZATIONS:*




*APAICS reserves the right to make all final placement decisions
         ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR CONGRESSIONAL STUDIES
         2011-2012 APAICS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION FORM

Please submit the following documents to apaics@apaics.org by March 31, 2011.
    Both pages of the 2011-2012 APAICS Fellowship Program Application Form, completed
     and digitally signed (check box)
    A cover letter addressing why you should be selected for an APAICS Fellowship
     Program and how the fellowship will further your personal and professional goals
    A résumé listing your educational background, work experience, extracurricular
     activities, community involvement, and honors/awards received
    A writing sample addressing the following prompt (not to exceed 750 words)
       What role does the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) play and
       why do you want to be an integral part of the Caucus?

The application materials listed above should be combined into one digital file and submitted
as a Microsoft Word document (*.doc, *.docx) or Adobe PDF (*.pdf). If you have any questions
on file formatting, please contact us at apaics@apaics.org or (202) 296-9200.

In addition to the above, please have the following materials sent directly to the APAICS office:
    One copy of your official transcript from each school from which you received a degree
     and/or are currently enrolled (sent directly from each school to APAICS)
    Two (2) letters of recommendation (from persons not related to you) who can evaluate
     your potential as a fellow (e.g., from an employer, community leader and/or professor)

These materials should be sent to:   APAICS Fellowship Program
                                     1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 530
                                     Washington, DC 20036

How did you hear about the APAICS Fellowship Programs?
       School Career Services Center
       APAICS Website/Mailing List
       APAICS Alumni (Name: __________________________________)
       Other: ________________________________________________________________

       By checking this box, I certify that all information provided in this application is
       complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge, and that any essays and statements
       are my original work.

Date
            ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR CONGRESSIONAL STUDIES
                      2011-2012 APAICS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

                       RECOMMENDATION LETTER REQUEST


To Whom It May Concern:

____________________________ is applying for a Fellowship with the Asian Pacific American
Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) in Washington, DC.

As part of the process, the applicant is required to submit a letter of recommendation. We would
appreciate it if you would evaluate the applicant’s potential as an APAICS Fellow on official
letterhead and include your contact information.

Please mail the recommendation letter to the address provided below. All letters must be
postmarked by March 31, 2011. No extensions will be allowed.

                                APAICS Fellowship Program
                           1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 530
                                  Washington, DC 20036

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the APAICS office at (202) 296-9200.

Thank you for your support!

				
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