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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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!