Internship Offices

“During my first experiences in a politician’s office exploring the world of political science, one thing became very clear to me: Politicians live an enormously busy life.  The office I worked in, while calm and quiet, was a strong support team. Our responsibility was to make sure the politician we worked under was prepared to serve its constituents.”

Sameep Tandon Intern for Assemblymember Sally Lieber


Partnerships With the Community

In the 19 years that the program has been operating, students have interned at 90 different government and non-profit organizations. The tireless work of these offices has changed the lives of the communities that they serve, as well as create an experience for our students that help to form their identity and character.

Alameda County Supervisor Alice Lai-Bitker

Asian Americans for Community Involvement

Asian Law Alliance

Asian Liver Center

Assemblymember Alberto Torrico

Assemblymember Ash Kalra

Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski

Assemblymember Carol Liu

Assemblymember Carole Migden

Assemblymember Fiona Ma

Assemblymember Evan Low

Assemblymember Ira Ruskin

Assemblymember Joe Coto

Assemblymember Kansen Chu

Assemblymember David Chiu

Assemblymember Kevin Shelley

Assemblymember Manny Diaz

Assemblymember Nora Campos

Assemblymember Paul Fong

Assemblymember Rebecca Cohn

Assemblymember Sally Lieber

Assemblymember Sandre Swanson

Assemblymember Simon Salinas

Assemblymember Ted Lempert

Assemblymember Warren Furutani

Assemblymember Wilma Chan

Community Health Partnership

Congressmember Mike Honda

Congressmember Pete Stark

Congressmember Zoe Lofgren

City Year

East Palo Alto Community Service Department Mobile Recreation Program

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Governor Gray Davis

Justice At Work Law Group

Kollaboration SF

Oakland Chamber of Commerce

Project Sentinel

Redwood City Office of the City Clerk

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newson

San Jose City Council Linda LeZotte

San Jose City Councilmember Ash Kalra

San Jose City Councilmember Cindy Chavez

San Jose City Councilmember Forrest Williams

San Jose City Councilmember Kansen Chu

San Jose City Councilmember Nancy Pyle

San Jose City Councilmember Pete Constant

San Jose City Councilmember Rose Herrera

San Jose City Councilmember Sam Liccardo

San Jose City Councilmember Xavier Campos

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed

San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales

San Jose Strong Neighborhoods Initiative

San Jose Vice Mayor Judy Chirco

San Jose Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen

Santa Clara County Office of Education

Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy

Santa Clara County Supervisor Blanca Alvarado

Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez

Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese

Santa Clara County Supervisor Don Gage

Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss

Santa Clara County Supervisor Pete McHugh

Santa Clara Hep B Free

Santa Clara Office of Affordable Housing

Second Harvest Food Bank

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Senator Diane Feinstein

Senator Jim Beall

Senator Joe Simitian

Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)

Silicon Valley Education Foundation

Silicon Valley Talent Partnership

Somos Mayfair

State Senator Abel Maldonado

State Senator Byron Sher

State Senator Elaine Alquist

State Senator Ellen Corbett

State Senator Jim Beall

State Senator Joe Simitian

State Senator John Vasconcellos

State Senator Liz Figueroa

Sunnyvale Mayor Otto Lee

Somos Mayfair

United Way Silicon Valley

US Department of Education

US Department of Labor

US Department of Transportation

US Environmental Protection Agency

US Federal Aviation Administration

US Food and Drug Administration

Vietnamese American Worker Rights Project

Working Partnerships USA


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    Leaders for Education, Advocacy and Democracy (LEAD) is a program of Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan, community-based organization with a mission to advocate for civic engagement, health care access and social justice for the communities we serve.
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