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APIC-SPS Communication Internship

Asian Pacific Islanders Coalition South Puget Sound (or APIC SPS) is seeking an intern for 2022-23. We are looking for undergraduate students, recent graduates, or graduate students who can demonstrate that they seek to gain hands-on experience in grassroots community development within a community organization. The APIC SPS Internship Program strives to encourage and cultivate young AAPI student leaders to explore a career in the public service, public policy, community, or related sectors. This internship program will also provide hands-on experience and training on how to organize and implement civic engagement activities to increase the participation of AAPIs in the public policy process. Intern(s) report to the APIC Program Director.

For the Year of 2022 and 23, we are offering this paid internship for Communication. If you are interested in remote, unpaid internships throughout the year, please apply as well. DeadlineSeptember 30, 2022

Paid internships receive a total stipend of $9,000 between October and June, or $1000 monthly. The internship time frame may be negotiated with the Program Director and per contract. Works will be assigned by the Program Director of APIC SPS and will be 12 hours weekly, or 50 total hours monthly.

Apply online or submit your application to APIC SPS Co-chair and Program Director, Lin Crowley or

Charting Your Career Path
Save the date for our Charting Your Career Path event on September 22 from 4-6pm. An event to empower individuals to choose a meaningful career path that enriches themselves and positively impacts our communities. This virtual is welcome to all high school and university students and interested community members.
Citizenship Assistance
Washington Immigrant Relief Fund
If you’re an immigrant living in Washington State, you aren’t eligible for federal stimulus funds or unemployment insurance due to your immigration status, and you’ve experienced hard times because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can apply for the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund. If your application is approved, you could receive a payment of at least $1,000. It is not a loan, and you will not have to pay anything back. Your information is safe and protected: it will never be voluntarily shared with the government or ICE. The public charge rule should not apply for this fund. You can apply or get help with your application in multiple languages. The application is open from September 19, 2022 to November 14, 2022. It’s always free to apply.

To apply, visit If you want to get free help with your application, you can contact one of the community organizations listed on the website.
COVID-19 & Monkeypox Update

COVID-19 & Monkeypox Resources

Whether above or below, we'll always keep this resource list around! Here's what's available:
The DOH has told the public that demand is likely to exceed supply for the first few weeks, so maybe take that into account. For example, if you’ve recently had COVID, then you have some recent natural immunity, and therefore could wait 2-4 weeks (conservatively) before getting your booster.

COVID-19 Cases

Hospitalization Rate

The first graph shows updated COVID-19 cases while the second graph shows the hospitalization rate in Washington state. The long Omicron COVID plateau keeps falling, with our hospitalization rate down to 6 cases per 100,000 people. We hope this trend continues, but the arrival of fall means that people will be spending more time indoors, and therefore the virus could spread easier. 

And despite the good trend we’re seeing, the rate of spread is still considered substantial-to-high in almost all of the state. We continue to urge that you to wear an N95 mask in crowded indoor areas and take precautions. Also get those booster to boost your health!
Farewell to Kelsey Monaco

Kelsey joined APIC-SPS as a volunteer but became our Communication Intern in 2020. She has provided excellent work ethics and passion to help promote events and resources within the South Puget Sound/Thurston community. Her networking skills has made APIC-SPS events come to life such as the Race Dialogue, Leadership Event, Cultural Workshop and more. Most importantly, she display a great role model to her peers and her generation. We said our farewell to her on September 16 as she start on her new journey at the Peace Corps. Members of APIC-SPS were fortunate to have her and will miss her in the community.

League of Women Voters Washington’s Trailblazing Black Women

League of Women Voters are very excited to invite everyone to the next DEI-related presentation hosted by the Thurston LWV on Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30pm.

Meet author Marilyn Morgan, of newly published “Trailblazing Black Women of Washington State.” The book features more than 20 past and present trailblazers, including Evergreen State College professor and founder of Tacoma TESC campus Dr. Maxine Mimms and Dr. Dolores Silas. Dr. Silas was the first Black woman principal in the Tacoma school district. Tacoma’s Woodrow Wilson High School was renamed in her honor last year. Information about the book and how to register for the zoom presentation below. 

Register here to join us and learn about Marilyn’s inspiration for writing the book and more remarkable “Trailblazing Black Women of Washington State.”

Forward invitation to family, friends and colleagues using this link:

For more information about events and works of the Thurston LWV:

Resource Fair @ YMCA

APIC-SPS joined YMCA at their Resource Fair on Friday, September 16 giving information on resources and upcoming events. The Resource Fair not only welcome everyone but promote cross-cultural understanding and inclusivity to the community. There were dancers teaching adults and children traditional Chinese dances which brings excitement to learning their culture.


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