Political Internship Program (PIP)
Anchoring TACL’s pillar of Citizenship is the TACL Political Internship Program (PIP), which has placed college students in state and federal elected officials’ offices since its establishment in 1992. Driven by the lack of Taiwanese American representation in crucial decision-making processes, PIP’s mission is to empower the best and brightest students to make an impact on our community through civic engagement.
The program gives college students a summer internship opportunity that emphasizes identity and community impact while gaining real leadership and networking experience. Over 8 weeks in either Washington, DC or Los Angeles, the program includes:
- Internship: A full-time office placement in a state or federal elected official’s office to learn the inner workings of the political process
- Workshops: A two-day orientation and various sessions throughout the summer on leadership, identity, policy, networking, etc… both TACL-sponsored and with other organizations
- Advocacy: An advocacy project where interns get a chance to choose and research an issue important to our community and learn to lobby elected officials
- Mentorship and Networking: A meaningful one-on-one relationship with an experienced mentor throughout the summer and open door to a whole network of new connections
All college students interested in Taiwanese American issues — regardless of previous political experience, major, or career goals — may apply.
The Summer 2015 TACL Political Internship will run from: Saturday, June 6th – Saturday, August 1st. Key dates include:
Saturday, June 6th – Sunday, June 7th: Mandatory Orientation
Monday, June 8th: First Day in Office
Friday, July 31st: Last Day in Office
Saturday, August 1st: Closing Ceremony
Applications are now open here:
Application deadline is: Friday, February 13th at midnight.
Questions? Email Kelly Shih, Political Internship National Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org