Intern, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (Washington, DC)


APALA is seeking interns with a strong commitment to social justice and worker rights for our national office, located in Washington D.C. Internships are available year-round and APALA is flexible on start and end dates. There are full-time and part-time internships available. At least a two-month commitment is required. Depending on individual interests, APALA interns will have the opportunity to work on a host of projects, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Communications: Draft media advisories, press releases, opinion editorials & Letters to the Editor, monitor coverage of AAPI worker and immigration issues, and update APALA Facebook, twitter & website
  • Research: Conduct research on AAPI worker history, current events and policies affection AAPI communities
  • Organizing: Plan & implement campaign that engages AAPI students & young workers and support the planning of student & young worker Organizing Institute
  • Political: Conduct research on AAPI voter behavior, develop election materials and work with local, state, and national partners on building out APALA’s political program
  • Legislative: Assist in producing legislative materials summarizing the impact on AAPI workers and support APALA staff on organizing educational events around immigration reform.

A financial stipend can be provided to full-time interns whose internship is not already financed by a university or community internship stipend. Academic credit can often be arranged for full-time or part-time interns as APALA internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of labor and non-profit organization, close supervision by APALA staff, interaction with labor, community, & student activists and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, and special events relating to worker, immigrant & civil rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.


Preferred qualifications include: leadership, student or community organizing, detail-oriented, excellent interpersonal skills and strong writing abilities.


Submit the following: (1) your résumé, (2) a cover letter, (3) state if you would like to apply to be a full-time or part-time intern and your top 2 project choices (Communications, Research, Organizing, Political & Legislative) and (4) 3 references to Email subject shall state “APALA Internship”. Please no phone calls or mail-in applications.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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