The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) seeks to empower Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) youth by increasing access to public service opportunities and building a strong AANHPI public service pipeline. CAPAL offers three scholarship and internship programs:
1) CAPAL’s Public Service Internship Program places undergraduate and graduate students within the public sector in the Washington, DC area.
2) CAPAL’s Public Service Field Internship Program places undergraduate and graduate students within public sector positions throughout the United States.
3) CAPAL’s Public Service Scholarship Program awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who will be serving in unpaid public service internships in the Washington, DC area.
Successful applicants in each program receive a living stipend.
Applicants must be enrolled students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. U.S. citizenship is not required for CAPAL’s Public Service internships. Permanent residents, and in some instances, interns with appropriate work visas, are eligible to apply. Specific citizenship and residency requirements may vary by federal agency. CAPAL’s scholarships, however, are open to students of all identities, regardless of residency or citizenship status. However, an individual’s interest and commitment to Asian Pacific American issues will be considered.