About OCA

OCA (Organization of Chinese Americans) was founded in 1973 to advocate for Chinese-American rights. Today, over 80 chapters and college affiliates nationwide work to engage Asian Pacific Americans in community activities on a civic and national level. Other goals are to advocate for legislation securing equal rights and social justice for Asian-Americans, break down race barriers through education and promote a diverse cultural heritage. In addition to its national presence, OCA-along with other national groups concerned with the welfare and civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans-monitors U.S. legislation and policy.

The OCA looks for interns who have the leadership skills to become actively involved in OCA activities. Interns answer information requests, arrange legislative meetings, write articles, conduct background research for conferences and work on grant projects.


Open to current college students, graduates and grad students.


  • Iimay Ho
  • OCA
  • Organization of Chinese Americans
  • 1322 18th Street NW
  • Washington, DC 20036
  • Phone: (202) 223-5500


  • Number of Interns: 10 to 20
  • Compensation/Benefits: Stipend, Varies
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Washington, DC