WASHINGTON — The Japanese American Citizens League is now accepting applications for the John Moy and Southwest Airlines Congressional Internship.
During the program’s inaugural cycle in summer 2011, interns were placed in the offices of Reps. Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) and Mike Honda (D-San Jose). JACL will continue providing experience-based training for emerging young leaders through this program.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for two eight-week, paid internships beginning in winter 2012. Duties and responsibilities will be outlined by the congressional member’s office in which the intern is placed. Placement offices have yet to be determined. Congressional interns will have a unique opportunity to experience the policymaking process and gain exposure to Asian American Pacific Islander issues.
This internship program is made possible by a generous donation from John Moy, longtime supporter and member of JACL, and roundtrip tickets provided by JACL’s official airline, Southwest Airlines.