The White House Initiative on AAPIs Internship Program

The White House Initiative on AAPIs Internship Program

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) is responsible for the Department’s implementation of the Executive Order of October 14, 2009 which is designed to improve Federal efforts to develop, monitor, and coordinate executive branch efforts to improve the quality of life of AAPIs through increased participation in Federal programs. The Initiative is housed at the Department of Education, but represents a collaboration among many Federal agencies.

Intern Duties:
– perform research on and outreach to national and local AAPI organizations, elected officials, and ethnic media outlets
– conduct research on WHIAAPI issue areas, including education, commerce, health, housing, labor and employment, community and economic development as they relate to AAPIs

Intern Qualifications:
– currently enrolled undergraduate student (it is a requirement that interns be enrolled in school at least half time)
– great research skills
– experience working with AAPI community or familiarity with the issues
– detail-oriented
– team player

-interns are eligible for Transit Benefits, which cover the cost of commuting to and from work on public transportation

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Hallie Montoya Tansey at

Further, all questions concerning this internship program should be directed to the cited email address.


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