Asian Pacific Islander Coalition
South Puget Sound

Asian Pacific Islanders Coalition South Puget Sound (APIC SPS) is a nonpartisan Coalition that promote equitable access to culturally competent and linguistically accessible health and human services, economic development for small businesses, civil and human rights, equal access to education and other concerns of APIs. We encourage and promote civic participation of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in the electoral and public policy processes. 

We are hiring a Community Engagement Intern: 

The ideal candidate of Community Engagement Intern will have: 

  • Community engagement experience 

  • Digital media audio, video editing experience 

  • Ability to work independently or with a team

  • Strong writing and communication skills (please submit 2 samples of writing or media projects)

  • Community building and/or advocacy experience 

  • Demonstrated interest in empowering the AAPI and BIPOC community

  • Experience working with a non-profit or social service organization(s) 

Additional preferred skills: 

  • Website management and Graphic Design skills (video editing or Adobe Suite and blog building

  • Social media building or management experience

  • Leadership experience 

  • Experience working with or volunteering for a non-profit organization(s) as staff or a board member

  • Experience in data or project management, assessment, or evaluation 

  • Excellent public speaking or presentation skills 


APIC SPS is seeking an intern for 2021-22. We are looking for undergraduate students, recent graduates, or graduate students who can demonstrate that they seek to gain hands-on experience in grassroots community development within a community organization. The APIC SPS Internship Program strives to encourage and cultivate young AAPI student leaders to explore a career in the public service, public policy, community, or related sectors. This internship program will also provide hands-on experience and training on how to organize and implement community or civic engagement activities to increase the participation of AAPIs in the public policy and electoral process. Intern(s) report to the APIC Program Director.


Intern Duties & Responsibilities 


  • Perform community engagement assignments from the Program Director of APIC SPS and APIC Co-chairs.

  • Complete assigned media project. 

  • Assist with web site information development, publishing and maintenance.

  • Attend events or meetings as directed by the Program Director.

  • Develop, collect and create website materials for our community events using the internet and various social media. 

  • Develop external communication materials to build or retain relationships with donors, volunteers, community members, and supporters of the organization.

  • Curate media clips on relevant news and community issues for the Program Director of APIC SPS to be used for organizational communication and outreach.

  • Assist in event program development including promotional campaigns.

  • Help data and web use tracking and collecting. 

  • Help develop themes and messaging for our social media programming.

  • Help increase awareness of APIC SPS goals and the mission it serves to as wide of an audience as possible. Activities may be utilized to accomplish the following objectives: 


  1. increase community and civic engagement; 

  2. build an active database and coalitions for APIC SPS; 

  3. help organize, mobilize and advocate on API and BIPOC social and health related issues, including vaccinations, public health, etc; 

  4. communicate strategically and via various media and website; and

  5. educate and inform regarding Multicultural Service Center project


For the Year of 2021-22, we are offering this paid internship for Community Engagement. If you are interested in remote, unpaid internships throughout the year, please apply as well.  Open until position is filled.


Paid internship will receive a monthly stipend of $1,000, or a total stipend of $9,000 between October, 2021 and June, 2022. The internship time frame may be negotiated with the Program Director and per contract. Works will be assigned by the Program Director of APIC SPS and will be approximately 12-13 hours weekly, or 50 total hours monthly.



  • Currently enrolled undergraduate/graduate student or recent graduate.

  • Leadership abilities

  • Oral and written communication skills

  • Dedicated to promoting civic participation of AAPIs in the electoral and public policy processes


  • Submission of a letter of interest. In the letter of interest, submit a 400-word essay on the question: "Why are you interested in the APIC SPS internship program and what are tangible ideas you can do to increase AAPI engagement?"

  • Resume including Education, Work Experience, Public Service Experience, Extracurricular Activities, and Awards/Honors

  • Two letters of references and their contact information

Internship Deadline: Open until position is filled.


Submit your application to APIC SPS Co-chair and Program Director: Lin Crowley, @, cc. co-chair Brian Lock @ & Thank you.


Contact Co-Chair/Program Director: Lin Crowley, @, or Co-Chair Brian Lock @ & if any questions.