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November 14, 2002

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For More Information: Emmy Akiyama 202/296-9200

APAICS ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF THE 2003 SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS AND
2003-2004 FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS


APAICS is pleased to announce the posting of the 2003 Summer Internship Application and the 2003-2004 Fellowship Applications on our website: www.apaics.org.

2003 Internship Program
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) invites college students to apply to our 2003 Summer Internship Program in Washington, DC. The term of the internship will be from June 8 to August 1, 2003.

Through our internship program, APAICS hopes to encourage the political and civic involvement of young Asian American and Pacific Islanders, to foster their interest in political and public policy-related careers, and to develop their leadership skills.

APAICS places our interns in Congress, federal agencies and institutions that further APAICS’ mission. Interns will receive a total stipend of $2,500, and will be required to complete weekly journals, and a program evaluation at the end of the internship.

2003-2004 Fellowship Programs
The Asian Pacific American Institute For Congressional Studies (APAICS) invites post-graduate and graduate students to apply to our 2003-2004 Fellowship Programs. The fellowships are designed to provide a unique opportunity to two outstanding graduate students who are committed to the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, and who plan to pursue careers in public service.

The Daniel K. Inouye Fellowship was established in honor of Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, a decorated combat veteran of World War II who has served our nation with distinction in the United States House of Representatives and Senate for nearly 40 years. The fellow will spend nine months in Washington, D.C., in the Congressional office o! f the Chair of the Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC). This program is made possible by the generous support of the Aratani Foundation.

The Anheuser-Busch/Frank Horton Fellowship was established in honor of former Congressman Frank Horton who played a leading role in the passage of H.R. 5572 in 1992, which permanently designated the month of May as "Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.” The fellow will spend nine months in Washington, D.C., in the Congressional office of the Vice-Chair of the Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC). This program is made possible by the generous support of the Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

Only one application is necessary to be considered for both fellowship programs. The term of each fellowship is for nine months, from September 2003 to May 2004. APAICS will provide a total stipend $15,000 to cover travel arrangements, housing and personal expenses. A separate stipend will be provided for basic health insurance coverage. In order to receive the full-stipend, the fellow will be required to participate in mandatory APAICS events, submit a monthly journal of activities, complete a public policy paper, and complete an evaluation at the end of the program.

Program descriptions, application forms and instructions for application submission can be found at www.apaics.org. The deadline for all Internship and Fellowship applications is January 31, 2003.

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The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational organization based in Washington, D.C., that seeks to build a politically empowered APA community, to fill the political pipeline for Asian Pacific Americans to enter and advance into elected office, and to be a resource to Congress about the APA community.
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