About Asian American Justice Center

In 1993, the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) opened its doors as the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium.  A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, the AAJC is committed to advancing the civil and legal rights of Asian Pacific Americans in affirmative action, immigration, language rights, naturalization, violence prevention and voting rights.  The organization's channels of change include litigation, public education and public policy.

The AAJC hosts year-round internships and the summer legal clerkship program.  Year-round, undergraduate interns contribute to the AAJC in different capacities on several projects, including research and writing oped pieces.  Summer clerkship interns are paired (one undergraduate and one law student) for work on a specific project.  The AAJC also sponsors a paid development internship, offered year-round, in which interns work on fundraising activities.  All interns may see Congressional hearings and participate in office events.


Open to undergraduates, graduate students, law students and recent grads.  Non-U.S. citizens are eligible if they provide the appropriate paperwork.

Asian American Justice Center

  • Aarathi Haig, Staff Attorney
  • Asian American Justice Center
  • Asian American Justice Center
  • 1140 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1200
  • Washington, DC 20036


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Unpaid, Varies
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Washington, DC