CAPAL Public Service Internship & Scholarship Program

Public Service Internship
Places undergraduate and graduate students within public sector organizations based in the Washington, DC area and throughout the United States.

Intern duties may include:
Policy or Scientific Research, Project Coordination and Management, Business, Law, Communications, and more.

Applicants are asked to specify their placement preferences on the application, and those selected will be placed based on their interests and skills. These internships are open to ALL MAJORS. All interns are awarded a minimum $3000 stipend.

Public Service Scholarship
Awards $3000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who will be serving in unpaid, full-time public service internships in the Washington, DC area or throughout the U.S. during the summer. These scholarships are intended to enable outstanding students with leadership potential to work full-time and learn ways to influence their local communities and the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community. 

Scholarships and internships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students of all areas of study.

To apply or learn more about our programs visit

Online application requires:

  • Personal Statement
  • 1 page Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Academic Transcript 

Priority deadline for Spring internships is December 15.

Applicants can apply for internships for Spring 2024, Summer 2024, and Fall 2024. 

Applicants can apply for scholarships for Summer 2024 only.

By Merrick Orot
Merrick Orot Career Advising Specialist