Hiring for Part-Time Fall/Winter Interns

Hiring for Part-Time Fall/Winter Interns

Overview of the Position

The OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates seeks part-time interns for the Fall/Winter term. The OCA Internal Internship Program seeks to cultivate leadership by providing students with the opportunity to be involved in a national civil rights organization. Interns will gain valuable experience working for one of the largest AAPI civil rights nonprofits in the nation and develop their research, advocacy, and organizing skills, all while earning academic credit for their work.

Selected applicants will support OCA National’s day-to-day operations by working directly with the Communications, Development, Policy, and Programs departments. Expected weekly hours and length of program are flexible to accommodate each students’ school workload. This opportunity is open to current undergrads and recent grads (up to 1 year) of all backgrounds who have an interest in AAPI issues.

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates

OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates is dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Founded in 1973, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national non-profit, membership-driven civil rights organization based in Washington, D.C. with over 50 chapters and affiliates around the country. Touching hundreds of thousands of AAPIs each year, OCA works with its organizational partners, members, chapters, and supporters to empower the next generation of leaders. The organization’s primary policy priorities include, but are not limited to, equitable education, immigration reform, and technology and telecommunications justice.


Candidates must currently be undergrads or recent grads (up to 1 year after completion of undergraduate term).


This is an unpaid internship. Academic credit is available if your school offers it.

To Apply

Complete this application form. Please submit a resume, two references, and an essay response (to the essay prompt in the application form). For more information, please visit the FAQs page.

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Individuals from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.