Deadline of Submission: March 18, 2020

If you are 18-25 years old, US citizen, enrolled as a full-time undergraduate/graduate student in good academic standing, or recently completed an undergrad degree, with leadership ability, good interpersonal skills and record of community service, from Northern California, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington State, Wyoming, and Northern Nevada,this is for you!

IMPACT! (Inspiring, Motivating and Preparing for Action towards Civic Transformation) Program for Filipino-Americans, a professional development program created by the US-Asia Institute (USAI), is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Filipino-American young adults to gain a firsthand look at the American government and political system in Washington D.C., to engage civically, and to reflect on the role they, as future leaders, might play in strengthening the US-Philippine relationship.

The US Asia Institute (USAI), in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C., is spearheading the IMPACT! Internship program this summer (June-July 2020) in D.C.

IMPACT! aims to provide young Filipino Americans with a first-hand experience in understanding how U.S. government and political system work through internship in various offices of elected officials, public agencies and organizations involved in the political/government/policy influencing arena.

Applications are to be submitted to the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco, for further submission to the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. A total of eight participants will be selected from all over the U.S.

If interested, please submit your application, with the complete requirements, to the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco thru email at [email protected] on or before 16 March 2020.

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  • Age 18-25 years old or 26 years old (as long as 25 years old on January 2020)
  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing OR recently completed an undergraduate degree
  • US Citizenship
  • Leadership ability and good interpersonal skills
  • Record of Community Service
  • Written and spoken fluency in English
  • If applicant is a 3rd generation Filipino American and are unable to produce one of the requirements, i.e. PH passport of other official document as proof of PH Citizenship, the applicant may submit a letter from the parent/s attesting their heritage and their ancestral migration to the US from the Philippines.

Program Duration:

1 June to 24 July 2020

Required Documents

  • Resume with photo
  • Statement of Intent and Impact
  • A copy of most recent transcript
  • A copy of ID, Passport or other official document as proof of Philippine citizenship of the candidate’s parent
  • 2 letters of recommendation, preferably one academic recommendation and one recommendation from a community service organization