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2023 CAUSE Leadership Academy Summer Internship

The CAUSE Leadership Academy (CLA), is a nine-week, paid, internship program that prepares college undergraduates to lead and advocate for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community on their campuses and beyond.

As the fastest growing community in the United States, APAs should be reflected in the leadership of the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Founded in 1991, CLA (formerly known as California Asian American Student Internship Coalition) sought to develop this pipeline of leaders in the APA community. Since then, 29 cohorts of CLA graduates have gone on to leadership positions on their campus, run for political office, and have become leaders in politics, business, and nonprofits.

Through CLA, interns gain a deeper awareness of the civic issues facing the APA community in California and learn how to be civically engaged across sectors. By the program’s end, interns will not only have new skills, knowledge, and networks, but also will have made change through their community impact project! 
Interested students MUST apply by clicking the green "Apply Externally" button.

Program Duration: June 2023-August 2023
Location: CLA will be an in-person, full-time program (5 days per week-2 days at the CAUSE Los Angeles Office, 3 days with a host office placement) 
Time Commitment: Each intern commits to and receives a full-time internship experience (about 40 hours/week). Hours will be confirmed upon acceptance into the program.
Stipend: Each intern will receive a $4000 stipend upon satisfactory completion of the program. Limited additional support is made available on a case-by-case basis.

Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan, community-based organization with a mission to advance the political and civic empowerment of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community through nonpartisan voter outreach, training, and education as well as leadership development.