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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

4-4 CASIC Internship kicks off!

(this is perhaps the most well-run, most professional, funnest internship program designed for politically/community minded Asian Americans out there. Try out for it!)
California Asian American Student Internship Coalition
Press Conference Kicks Off Application Process

Pasadena, CA — California Asian American Student Internship Coalition (CASIC) Leadership Academy will hold a press conference from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2005 to kick off the CASIC Leadership Academy application process. The press conference will be held at the district office of Assemblymember Carol Liu at 215 N. Marengo Avenue, Suite 115, Pasadena, CA.

With 14 years of experience in developing young Asian Pacific American (APA) leaders, CASIC has graduated over 100 students, many of whom have successfully continued their careers as elected officials, legislative staff and community advocates. The program provides an opportunity for APA students to work first-hand in the legislative process and be exposed to issues in the APA community. CASIC partners look forward to sharing the elements of this summer’s program and encouraging highly qualified students interested in public service and the legislative process to apply. CASIC partners include Chinese American Citizens Alliance-Los Angeles Lodge(CACA-Los Angeles), CACA-San Gabriel Valley Lodge, Japanese American Citizens’ League (JACL), and the administering organization, Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE).

In addition to the CASIC partners, Assemblymember Carol Liu, who has had several CASIC interns work in her office, will also speak on the importance and benefits of the CASIC Leadership Academy. Liu shared, “CASIC provides a unique and exciting opportunity for talented APA youth. I look forward to expressing my support for the CASIC program.”

This summer’s CASIC Leadership Academy will be from June 27-August 19, 2005 and interns will work four days a week in the office of an elected official. In addition, interns will meet once a week for a Weekly Issues Forum where they will hear from community leaders, policy experts and elected officials on issues pertinent to the community. As part of the experience, interns will also travel to Sacramento, CA, the State Capitol, for a Legislative Leadership Conference. Students will also receive a $500 stipend to cover living expenses. Applications are available at and are currently being accepted.

Anyone wishing to attend the Press Conference should R.S.V.P. with Annie Chang, program director, at (626) 356-9838 or


Annie Chang
Program Director
Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment
260 South Los Robles Avenue, Suite 118
Pasadena, CA 91101
T: 626.356.9838 F: 626.356.9878
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CAUSE 12th Annual Dinner - Friday, April 22, 2005
Downtown LA Marriott
Visit for details!

Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE), formerly CAUSE-Vision 21, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing the political empowerment of the Asian Pacific Islander American community through voter registration and education, community outreach and leadership development.