OCA Summer Internship Program Announced

OCA, a national membership driven organization dedicated to the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), would like to remind you about the deadlines for the upcoming programs and opportunities available for students across the country. 

APA Y-Advocate is geared for high school students ranging from 1st year to 4th year. This half- day program exposes societal injustices, social construct and allows students to develop leadership skills. Students will also gain an understanding of the importance of advocacy and what it means to be an advocate in their community.   

We are thrilled to announce that APA Y-Advocate will be coming to the following OCA-Chapters:
•    OCA-Tucson, Saturday March 2
•    OCA-San Mateo, Saturday April 13
•    OCA-St. Louis, Saturday April 27
OCA would like to thank State Farm® for the generous support that made this program possible. To register to attend any of the listed above please click here or go to OCA’s website at www.ocanational.org and click “APA Y-Advocate” under “Programs.”  

Campus based APIA U Leadership Training to date has reached thousands of students. These emerging leaders from all over the country are exposed to awareness raising and skills building sessions within a social justice framework. The one day training provides a foundation for students to become more involved on campus and in their communities. Two experienced APA facilitators guide 30-60 students through hands-on exercises, workshops, and discussions focused on APIA identity, history, leadership skills, and social justice. Through personal and group reflections, participants are asked to share their experiences, analysis and develop leadership tools in order to effectively serve as life-long catalysts for social change. Students are encouraged to register early based on the deadlines provided.  The updated schedules of trainings are listed below: 
•    Pennsylvania State University, Saturday March 16
•    University of Utah, Saturday April 13
•    Portland State University, Saturday April 27
For over a decade, this program has been made possible through a generous support provided by State Farm®. For more information on the APIA U: Leadership Training program and to register, go to OCA’s website at www.ocanational.org and click “APIA U” under “Programs.” Click here to directly go to the online registration form. 

OCA would like to encourage all students to apply for the Summer Internship Program! This unique program seeks to cultivate future leadership by providing students from all over the country an opportunity to be involved in the political process through one of the largest national advocacy organization for APAs. The program has successfully led past interns to become more actively involved in their college campuses and join the growing movement of APA leadership at the cross section of government, nonprofits, and business.

Interns are expected to commit to working full-time for ten weeks between the dates of May 17 – July 26, 2013. Applications will be reviewed by the Internship Committee and a telephone interview will be scheduled for qualified applicants.  For more information on the OCA Summer Internship and to apply, go to OCA’s website at www.ocanational.org and click “Internship” under “Programs.  Applications and all materials need to be submitted by Tuesday, February 19, 2013 5:00PM EST.

We thank Southwest Airlines for being the official Airline of OCA. For questions and assistance with any of the programs listed, please contact Mary Dynne Montante, Associate Director, Programs and Constituent Development at (202)-223-5500 or mmontante@ocanational.org.

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