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We are a growing team of passionate, goals-oriented professionals working together to build a brighter future for the AAPI community, and to ensure that AAPIs across America have full participation and unfettered access to the democratic process. 

Our work environment is collegial, collaborative and inclusive. We strive to maintain an open culture where new ideas are encouraged, and where you are given the freedom and scope to foster and own your projects.

APIAVote does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, marital/parental status, or veteran status. All qualified applicants will be considered.

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About APIAVote

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is the preeminent national nonpartisan nonprofit that promotes civic participation in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities through engagement, education, and partnerships. Since 2007, APIAVote has fostered a culture of democratic participation within AAPI communities, resulting in the highest-ever voter turnout (60%) in the 2020 presidential elections and continued growth in the 2022 midterm elections.

APIAVote envisions a world that is inclusive, fair, and collaborative; one where Asian Americans and Pacific Islander communities are self-determined, empowered, and engaged. APIAVote operates under three distinct values:

  • We believe in democracy and the democratic process.
  • We believe in full civic participation and access for all Asians and Pacific Islander Americans.
  • We believe that communities best represent themselves.

Work Environment

  • You believe in community building and the value of civic engagement
  • You like a collaborative work environment, but can also effectively work independently day-to-day
  • You can plan and manage complex projects in a high-performance environment
  • You are mission driven with a commitment to public service

Internships

We are looking for college-aged undergraduate students, recent graduates or high school students who can demonstrate that they seek to gain hands-on experience in grassroots community development within a national organization. The APIAVote Internship Program strives to encourage and cultivate young AAPI student leaders to explore a career in the public sector or the political arena. This internship program will also provide hands-on experience and training on how to organize and implement voter activities to increase the participation of AAPIs in the electoral process.

Summer Internship Deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2024 at 11:59pm EST.

The Virginia Chen Nonprofit Executive Internship Deadline: March 29, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST

General Summer Internship

Expectations

  • Perform general assignments from the APIAVote team
  • Manage or assist with administrative tasks
  • Attend events or meetings on behalf of the organization focused on voting rights, election reform & redistricting.
  • Help develop programming and curriculums for APIAVote’s youth initiatives
  • Outreach – Increase awareness of APIAVote’s goals and the mission it serves to as wide of an audience as possible.
  • Organize – Assist in recruiting from one’s network to participate in APIAVote’s regional training.

The Virginia Chen Nonprofit Executive Internship

Named for APIAVote’s first “super volunteer,” the Virginia Chen Nonprofit Executive Internship is a program that will provide a proven youth leader with firsthand nonprofit leadership experience and training by working with APIAVote’s Executive Leadership Team. With this unique internship opportunity, you will gain insider exposure on how to run a national nonprofit organization effectively, with built-in leadership training and networking opportunities with industry stakeholders.

Expectations

  • Supporting the Executive Team’s cross-departmental communications
  • Participating in high-level strategic discussions
  • Receiving critical exposure to management-level decision-making processes while working closely with the Executive team
  • The Executive Intern will also receive individualized training and coaching to build their knowledge, skills, and network that can inform their future career path and find your voice as a leader of your community

Requirements for all Internship Applicants

  • Internships are expected to be in-person
  • Paid internships are exclusively for college-aged applicants
  • College-aged applicants are prioritized, but high schoolers are encouraged to apply
  • Unpaid internships are open to all applicants