CAPAL Federal Interns are typically placed in internships within the federal government in Washington, DC. Interns may also be placed in regional offices throughout the country. These internship positions provide students with real-world federal government experience in a range of topics and areas. CAPAL has partnerships with Federal Agencies including Forest Service, Rural Housing Service, and the National Credit Union Association.
CAPAL Public Service Scholars are undergraduate and graduate students who serve in unpaid public service internships (non-profit or government) in the Washington DC area for the summer. The scholarships are intended to enable outstanding APA students with leadership potential to work full-time and learn about ways to influence public policy in their local communities.
CAPAL Federal Interns
CAPAL Public Service Scholars
CAPAL Staff Interns
YLan Nguyen is a rising senior at the University of Maryland, College Park studying psychology and Asian American Studies. She is active in the AAPI community as a former AAPI Advocate for the Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy as well as the current President of the Asian American Student Union. She has worked to create safe and inclusive spaces for womyn of color throughout campus by leading Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Womyn (CAAPIW), a month-long initiative focused on AAPI womyn empowerment, as well as starting the Wonder Womyn: A Coalition of Womyn of Color at UMD. Her interests include cross-racial community organizing, racial identity developing, intersectional feminism, and engaging students in inclusive discussions about social justice.
ylan.nguyen [at] capal [dot] org
Taylor is an incoming Senior at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is currently double majoring in World Literature and Feminist Studies, with a concentration in Law, Politics, and Social Change. Taylor identifies as a mixed Taiwanese-American and was born and raised in Northern California. In her Freshman year, Taylor joined Chinquapin Literary Magazine and currently it is her second year in the dual role of Co-Editor-In-Chief and Budget Manager. One of her driving goals within the magazine is to represent as many student voices as possible in creative work, especially students of color and those who do not get the opportunity to showcase their creative and expressive talents. Additionally, Taylor works within the Diversity and Media Committee, where she works to better the principle of cultural representation and competency within both the Student Media space as well as the UCSC campus. Her academic work has allowed her to examine the underlying structures of society and the ways that history and discourses of race and culture create the world we live in. Taylor is passionate about issues of representation, coalition between underserved communities, and creating spaces for strength and solidarity around injustices through community activism and public policy. taylor.boutelle [at] capal [dot] org