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JACL Mike M. Masaoka Congressional Fellowship Application Deadline Extended

By August 25, 2015No Comments

The deadline for the JACL Mike M. Masaoka Congressional Fellowship has been extended to Monday, Aug. 31. The Masaoka Fellowship is designed to develop leaders for public service, particularly at the national level, and provides fellows the unique opportunity to be placed in a Congressional office where they will gain firsthand knowledge of policy creation.

Each paid fellowship will last for a period of at least one year and is located in Washington, D.C. There are two positions still available for the 2015-16 JACL Masaoka Congressional Fellowship program.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens, JACL members and students or young professionals who have completed at least an undergraduate degree. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated a commitment to Asian American issues, particularly those affecting the Japanese American community. Communication skills, particularly in writing, are important. Applicants must submit a completed application form and one letter of reference.

Completed applications and letters of recommendation should be emailed to

For questions, please email or call (202) 223-1240.