CAPAL Public Service Scholars & Interns

2023 Spring Interns

CAPAL Public Service Interns

CAPAL Public Service Interns are placed in DC and regional offices throughout the country. These internship positions provide students with public service experience in a range of topics and areas. CAPAL has partnerships with USDA APHIS, USDA NRCS, USDA ARS, USDA FAS, The Brookings Institution, U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Department of Interior.

CAPAL Public Service Interns


Joey Chen

Joey Chen is a sophomore at Stanford University majoring in Public Policy and double minoring in Communication and Theater. She is passionate about the intersection of policy and communication as well as Asian American representation (in both public service and creative arts spaces). At Stanford, Joey is involved with Stanford Talisman A Cappella, Alpha Kappa Psi, Stanford Marketing Group, Alpha Phi, and the Haas Center For Public Service (as a Cardinal Quarter Peer Advisor). This past summer, she interned at San Jose City Hall as their Park Equity Intern, doing racial equity research on park programs. In her free time, Joey enjoys singing, painting, exploring the Bay Area by train, being a foodie, and taking photos of anything and everything! This spring, Joey will be interning with the Asian American Scholars forum as their Policy and Programs Intern. She is grateful for this amazing opportunity with CAPAL and looks forward to advancing her passion for Asian American civil rights and advocating for Asian American/immigrant scholars with AASF.