Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Apply for the OCA Summer Internship Program

Dear Friends and Potential Applicant,

OCA, a national organization dedicated to ensuring social justice for Asian Pacific Americans (APA), is now accepting applications for the 2009 Summer Internship Program.

Celebrating its 20th year, the OCA Internship Program seeks to cultivate future leadership by providing students an opportunity to be involved in the political process through a national organization. The program has successfully led past interns to become more active on their college campus, increased the presence of the APA community in local, state and federal governments, and encouraged interns to become leaders in the APA community and stay engaged with the APA community in their respective fields.

The OCA Summer Internship Program engages interns with numerous activities to bring to life all that Washington, DC has to offer. In addition, OCA will bring the interns to our annual national convention, the largest APA conference in the country. This year's convention will be in San Francisco from August 6-9. The convention will feature speakers, entertainment, workshops, and our signature gala. Applicants are strongly encouraged to make sure they are able to attend convention.

Summer interns will be placed at a full-time position in a federal agency, nonprofit, or congressional office that matches their interest. Interns can also be placed at the OCA National Center and work first-hand with one of the largest APA organizations in the country. In addition to their placement, summer interns will be highly engaged in many OCA activities and be involved with grassroots organizing.

For the summer session, the internship will last approximately ten weeks and a stipend will be provided. Applications will be reviewed by the Internship Committee and a telephone interview may be scheduled.
The completed application package should be sent in one package and should include:

* Application form
* Resume including extracurricular activities
* Academic transcript (copy is fine)
* One-page essay on your interest in participating in the OCA Summer Internship Program
* Two Letters of Reference

For more information on OCA’s internship programs and application, go to OCA’s website at www.ocanational.org. Applications for internships need to be postmarked or submitted online by March 15, 2009 for the summer session.
Eligible applicants for the internship program will be notified of selection as soon as sponsors and funding can be secured. A firm commitment will be required at that time to secure admission.

Please contact the OCA National Center at (202)-223-5500 or dlee@ocanational.org if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Douglas Lee
OCA - Senior Program Manager
1322 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
t 202.223.5500
f 202.296.0540
c 202.536.7512

email: dlee@ocanational.org
web: www.ocanational.org

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