ACLF CAPAA 2011 Fellowship Opportunity

Hi everyone,

ACLF and CAPAA had a successful run with our inaugural ACLF CAPAA Fellowship opportunity during this year’s legislative session. Ben Sung Henry, a CLP 2010 alumni and current UW GPSS lobbyist served as our inaugural Fellow. Please spread the word and encourage applicants for this excellent leadership opportunity. 2011 application information below and attached. Thanks!

Cherry Cayabyab
Executive Director
Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation
206.625.3850 ||


The State of Washington Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) and the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) invites Washington’s future leaders to apply to their Fellowship program in the CAPAA office. CAPAA is an Executive Branch agency which serves to advise the Governor, the Legislature, and state and local agencies on issues of concern to the Asian Pacific American community. ACLF is a community-based, nonprofit organization that trains and supports the leadership of Asian Pacific Islanders with a commitment to social justice, community empowerment and public service. This program allows students to make a significant contribution to our state while earning academic credit, exploring career options, and gaining valuable professional experience.

Fellowship projects may include researching and analyzing public policy, tracking legislation, attending committee hearings, authoring bill summaries and reports, organizing community events, and assisting in constituent services and communications.

Fellows will work closely with CAPAA and ACLF staff on these meaningful projects. The experience gained through the fellowship program can enhance a resume, offering an important career advantage. Fellows will also have the opportunity to shadow an Asian Pacific American Legislator.

After completing the fellowship, if eligible, the Fellow will participate in ACLF’s Community Leaders Program, a six month leadership program from May – November that further develops leadership skills through community based curriculum, project team-building and networking.

Fellows will serve in Olympia in a volunteer full or part-time capacity. We welcome applications from college juniors, seniors, and graduate students with strong academic backgrounds who are willing to make a serious commitment to public service. Students focusing on Law, Public Policy, and Public Administration are strongly encouraged to apply. Excellent writing skills, the ability to communicate effectively and to maintain confidentiality are a must.

To apply, please submit:
1. The Internship Application Form.
2. A written statement describing why you want to be an intern; why public service is important to
you; the areas of work that most appeal to you; the skills you wish to develop; and your long-term
career goals.
3. An unofficial transcript sent from your college.
4. A copy of your resume and three references.

Application review begins December 1; priority is given to applications received by December 15; after December 15th, applications are considered on a space-available basis.

Please contact CAPAA at 360.725.5667 or ACLF at 206.625.3850, if you have questions. Applications should be submitted via mail or email.

Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Attn: CAPAA ACLF Fellowship Program
210 11th Ave SW • RM 301 • PO Box 40925
Olympia, Washington 98504-0925


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