2023 Summer Internship

2023 Internship

About the Internship

AAPI FORCE-EF is seeking a Field Intern, Communications Intern, and Policy Intern willing to commit a maximum of 25 hours/week for an 8 week Summer internship opportunity (with room for extension based on performance/project needs). This is a paid internship where interns will be compensated at the rate of $20/hr.

This program is designed for activists, social justice advocates, and current movement leaders to deepen and sharpen their practice in civic engagement organizing. Interns will have the opportunity to learn and train activists within our AAPI FORCE-EF network, while gaining concrete practice in statewide campaign work on issues like affordable housing and corporate accountability.

Apply by Sunday, April 30 at 11:59pm PT. 

Past AAPI FORCE-EF Fellows and Interns

2020 Fellows

2020 Fellows (L-R): Cynthia Tam, Leialani Wihongi-Santos, Imani Isaia, Isaiah Aitolu

In collaboration with Empowering Pacific Islander Communities, our fellows planned and facilitated 2 phone banks, attended by 27 volunteers, making 864 phone calls and 6,688 text messages, outreaching specifically to Pacific Islander households. They presented on Propositions 15 and 20, informed community members, spoke at press conferences, practiced outreach, attended the National Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Voter Week of Action and trainings facilitated by community leaders. 

2020 Interns

2020 Interns (L-R): Kyu (Andrew) Lee, Huanvy Phan

Huanvy and Kyu developed their electoral organizing skills from canvassing to designing political education graphics. They deepened their knowledge about AAPI organizations and wrote impactful articles about voting rights and the legacy of corporate greed in California. 

2022 Fellows

2022 Fellows (L-R): Daniel Ynchausti, Abigail Dizon, Isa Sasi, Morgan Yen, Samuelu Fesili

Through workshops, group discussions, and guest speakers, fellows learned about mental health, gender justice, and racial solidarity. They phone banked Asian American voters around issues such as funding for youth (with Hmong Innovating Politics) and environmental justice (with Asian Pacific Environmental Network). Fellows planned their own discussion on the importance of Ethnic Studies and community organizing.