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Ken Lee, OCA Chief Executive Officer. (OCA photo)
Ken Lee, OCA Chief Executive Officer. (OCA photo)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 12, 2016) — OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is now accepting applications for its 2016 Summer Internship Program.

As OCA continues with its 26th year of its signature internship program, we invite student advocates from all across the nation to apply for the opportunity to be engaged in advocacy and professional development through a national organization.

“Over these past 26 years, our interns have gained valuable professional experience and personal connections through our internship program,” said Ken Lee, OCA chief executive officer. “Many of our interns have gone on to prestigious careers in the advocacy, government, and corporate sector. For many, the OCA internship is an opportunity for a young person to better define their goals and achieve success in their chosen careers, and we look forwards to the continuation of the success of the OCA internship program.”

During the 10 week program (June 8, 2016 – Aug. 14, 2016), OCA interns take on full time positions in federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, congressional offices, and in public affairs units of corporations in the Washington D.C. metro area. Placements are determined by considering each intern’s background, interest, and skill level. Past interns have also gained valuable exposure to national advocacy efforts, which have helped enhance their activities  in their local campuses and communities. Other intern alumni have returned to Washington D.C. for full-time employment and a life in public service.

Eligible candidates include full-time undergraduates and recent graduates of any two-year or four-year institutions. Interns are provided a living stipend of $2,500.00 dollars for the 10-week program.

Click here to directly access the on-line application. Applications and support materials must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at 11:00 PM EST. For more information on the OCA Internship Program as well as the application, click here.

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