We are committed to developing the pipeline for Americans of Korean descent to prepare for becoming leaders in politics as elected or appointed officials, as political consultants and lobbyists, as advocates for giving Korean Americans a greater voice in the creation and implementation of legislation, regulations and policies that matter most to Korean Americans.

Our internship program is part of this mission and we seek to provide the best possible learning experience for our interns.

Andrew Elliot Cha

Andrew Elliot Cha is currently a second-year undergraduate student at Stanford University with intentions on double majoring in Asian American Studies and Political Science. Throughout his studies in both high school and college, Andrew has focused much of his attention to issues surrounding Korean American communities, as well as the broader Asian diaspora. His work has included published research articles on Korean American involvement in the LA Riots of 1992, as well as the human trafficking of Asian laborers through Hawaiian ports.

Francis Lee

Francis, a Los Angeles native, is a Naval Academy 2015 graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Systems Engineering. Upon graduation, he served in the United States Marine Corps as an Air Traffic Control Officer until 2020, when he was honorably discharged. While in the Marine Corps, Francis worked with multiple agencies in varying projects aboard Camp Pendleton and acted as an Operations Watch Center Supervisor while deployed to Kuwait in 2018. He is currently studying for a Project Management Professional certificate, pursuing his Masters of Science in Project Management from Boston University, all while working as a digital sales consultant with RevLocal.