OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates

About OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national membership driven organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs).

Founded as the Organization of Chinese Americans in 1973, OCA has since grown to a robust national advocacy organization to with over 100 chapters, affiliates, and partners, impacting more than 15,000 individuals all across the country through local and national programming. While the organization’s headquarters remains in Washington, DC, allowing OCA to directly engage in critical public policy issues on a macro level, it continues to largely remain as a grassroots constituency of advocates with a membership that includes individuals from all walks of life and diverse ethnic identities addressing uniquely local issues impacting over 18.9 million Asian Americans across the country.


Summer Intern

June 2020 - August 2020 Washington, DC
“Great cohort of intelligent, kind, and passionate intern. Program helps to develop further community and leadership in the Asian Pacific American community”

Programs Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Washington, DC
“I really love how this program supports their interns in terms of personal and professional development. As a cohort, we meet weekly to talk about our internship and AAPI issues and get to know one another. It was very wonderful to get to know other interns and what they have done in their life. I get to network but also make friends and enjoy what DC has to offer.”
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