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OCA Welcomes 27th Summer Intern Cohort

Thursday, June 16, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nick Lee
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16 June 2016


CONTACT:  Nick Lee | Communications Associate


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WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific Advocates welcomes its 27th intern cohort this summer at its national headquarters in Washington, D.C.


On Monday, OCA – Asian Pacific Advocates received the Summer Internship Class of 2016. OCA interns are placed within Congressional offices, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations over the course of 10 weeks, connecting them with opportunities to further their personal and professional development and prepare them for a lifetime of advocacy. Now in its 27th year, OCA’s internship program has provided high-quality leadership training to hundreds of promising students in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.


 “OCA is pleased to announce its acceptance of 19 new interns for the 2016 summer program,” said Leslie Moe-Kaiser, OCA National President. “Our ultimate goal for all of our interns is to give them the tools they need to be successful within their chosen profession and also within the world of Asian Pacific American advocacy. Their placements in offices across DC reflect the diverse social, political, and economic forces that interact with our community. We look forward to watching them grow and learn this summer so that they may become agents of change within their own communities.”


OCA Welcomes:


Victoria Chen – Washington University in Saint Louis

Hanna Chipman – Bates College

Mariane Gantino – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Kimberly Hall – University of Virginia

Joy Han – Irvine Valley College

Jennifer Kaku – Pitzer College

Dianne Le – Rutgers University

Samantha Ng – Binghamton University - SUNY

Chloe Pan – University of California, Los Angeles

Teoffany Saragi – Pomona College

Maham Shaikh – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Emily Short – Vassar College

Carlo Tuason – University of Cincinnati

Vaimalu Vaiau – American Samoa Community College

Chuehue Vang – University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Peng Xue Vang – University of Wisconsin- Madison

Thanh Truc Vo – University of Virginia

Niles Wilson – Stanford University

Nicholas Wu – Princeton University


To learn more about OCA or the summer 2016 interns, visit


The 27th annual OCA Internship Program is generously sponsored by the Comcast Foundation, the Mary & Paul Yu Internship Fund, Scott A. Myers, Stan Lou, Jean & Stanley Chang, the William & Rose Tan Kaung Internship Endowment Fund, and Albert Lin, as well as donations from OCA’s New York, Colorado, Detroit, and Tucson chapters.  


For a full list of interns, placements and donation opportunities, please visit


OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, is a national organization of community advocates dedicated to improving the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs).



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