Leadership In Action

Leadership in Action (LIA) is an eight-week paid summer internship program designed to develop emerging young leaders by providing college students with practical leadership skills and the opportunity to work hands-on in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community in Southern California.


The 2015 program will be held in Los Angeles from June 15 – August 7, 2015.


College students or recent graduates with…

  • Prior experience in Asian and Pacific Islander communities
  • A passion for learning and growing their leadership skills
  • An interest in gaining work experience in an Asian and Pacific Islander community-based nonprofit organization


Applicants must have completed two years of college by June 15, 2015 and either currently enrolled in college or a recent graduate. All applicants must be able to complete the full eight-week program. Interns will receive $2,500 for successful completion of the eight-week program. Interns are responsible for their own housing, transportation, and insurance.


Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Community service
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Maturity and professional demeanor
  • Grade point average


Interns: Complete the Leadership in Action Internship application and submit all supporting documents including: Two letters of recommendation, current resume, official transcript, and personal statement. All intern application materials must be received by Monday, March 9, 2015.