Internship Program

HCAP Leadership Internship Program

The HCAP Leadership Internship Program places Hunter College undergraduate students at community-based organizations that serve Asian/Asian American communities in New York City.

Students are matched with an Asian/Asian American community-based organization that speaks to the student’s career aspirations, academic interests, and goals for their internship experience.

Please note that due to the current pandemic, Spring 2022 internships are TBD until we know more about Hunter’s ability to hold internship classes and placement capacity. Internship placements may be limited and/or remote placements only. We will have further information on placement possibilities over the next few months. Thanks for your patience!

Are you interested in…..

  • Gaining practical experience at an Asian American community-based organization?
  • Exploring work in: public health, housing rights, cultural arts and history, immigrant rights, gender equity, and youth development?
  • Building your leadership skills, furthering your professional development, and gaining exposure to a range of career pathways?

Check out the HCAP Student Leadership Internship Program! It is:

  • A 10-15 hour/week internship. Students are matched with an Asian American serving organization in New York City
  • An opportunity to receive individual coaching, support and guidance as you build your experiences, reflect on your learnings, prepare for job applications and explore future career choices
  • An opportunity to participate in a series of workshops and events throughout the semester, focused on skills building, professional development and exploring different career pathways


  • Completed ENGL 120 and one Asian American Studies Course (ie: ASIAN 210, 230.02)
  • Completed at least 60 credits by the time of the internship semester

Students accepted into the internship program may discuss course credit options, if interested. Students receiving course credit will meet regularly with the HCAP Director during the semester and complete short assignments to process and reflect upon their experience. A final project is due at the end of the internship, developed by the student in consultation with the HCAP Program Director.


Interested students should contact the HCAP Program Director, Caitlin Ho, at the semester before to express their interest and discuss the program.

Students can also present the HCAP Program Director with a potential internship site, if they already have an Asian/Asian American organization in mind.

For more information, see the HCAP Internship Program Overview

If you are a community-based organization seeking interns, see the HCAP Internship Overview for Placement Organizations

Examples of Digital Story Final Projects:

Final Project Story: Organizing with Filipino American Communities

Final Project Story: Planning a Town Hall Event on Art & Asian American Mental Health

To see more HCAP student intern projects, click below!