CAPAA Legislative Internship

The State of Washington Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) invites Washington’s future leaders to apply to its fellowship program in the CAPAA office.

CAPAA is an Executive Branch agency which serves to advise the Governor, the Legislature, and state and local agencies on issues of concern to the Asian Pacific American community.

This program allows students to make a significant contribution to our state while earning academic credit, exploring career options, and gaining valuable professional experience.

Internship projects may include researching and analyzing public policy, tracking legislation, attending committee hearings, authoring bill summaries and reports, organizing community events, and assisting in constituent services and communications.

  • Interns will work closely with CAPAA staff and commissioners through these meaningful projects.
  • The experience gained through the fellowship program can enhance a resume, offering an important career advantage.
  • Interns will serve in Olympia at least 15-20 hours per week with the occasional ability to telecommute.

Students with an interest in Political Science, Communications, Public Policy, and Public Administration are strongly encouraged to apply. Excellent writing skills, strong communication skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality are a must.

To apply, please submit:

  1. A cover letter describing why you are interested in this fellowship; why public service is important to you; the areas of work that most appeal to you; the skills you wish to develop; and your long-term career goals.
  2. A copy of your resume.

Applications are due on Friday, December 16, 2016.

Send all materials to with the subject line: CAPAA Internship 2017

Please contact Brianne Ramos at or (360) 725-5667 for questions and inquiries.