Summer Internship Program

2019 Internship Applications are Closed!

Check back soon for 2020 Internship updates.

The OCA Internship Program is one of OCA's signature student leadership development programs. Celebrating its 30th year in 2019, the OCA Internship Program seeks to cultivate future leadership for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community by providing opportunities to work in the public  sector and learn about issues affecting AAPIs. Based in the nation's capital, interns will learn to build relationships, meet with legislative officials, and engage in leadership development workshops.

Selected applicants relocate to Washington, DC for the duration of their internship, where they are placed with nonprofits, federal agencies, and other organizations for a full time internship. Each Friday, interns gather at the OCA National office to discuss issues pertaining to AAPIs, past topics have included mental health, intersectionality, and data disaggregation. We call these convenings “Sama Sama” which is Tagalog for together. Interns will attend OCA’s National Convention which will take place from June 27-30 in Houston, TX. In addition to these events, OCA interns are also provided opportunities to build their professional and advocacy skills to create compassionate leaders in the AAPI community.

The 30th annual OCA Internship Program is generously sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation, the Comcast Foundation, Southwest Airlines, the William & Sinforosa Tan Kaung Internship Endowment Fund, the Mary Ann & Paul C. Yu Internship Fund, and the Jessie and Claudine Cheng Internship Fund.