Intern with a Member of Congress

The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) has announced the application for the 2012 SikhLEAD Internship Program. The objective of SikhLEAD is to inspire, train, and support motivated and enterprising young Sikh American leaders as they prepare for a lifetime of community engagement and community leadership.

The internship program is aims to put Sikh American college and graduate students, as well as recent grad, in competitive internship in the White House, on Capitol Hill and government agencies. Through this program, students will be afforded first-hand perspective into the functioning of the federal government, as a way of providing experience-based training to individuals interested in civic engagement and government affairs.

Through the experience of interning in a congressional office, interns will:

  • explore a potential career track
  • create a network of professional and personal contacts
  • develop real-world skills
  • build confidence and professional work habits

The application deadline for summer 2012 internships is THIS SUNDAY, Feb 26th, 2012!

Visit for more details and to apply. Spread the word and tell your friends about this exciting opportunity!

P.S. Worried about travel and accommodation costs? Don’t be! SALDEF will provide this summer’s interns with a stipend of $1,500 for successful completion of the WHIAAPI or Congressional Internship Program. So, apply NOW for this amazing opportunity.

Originally posted on The Langar Hall.

Also, to hear more about SikhLead, check out one of our previous articles — a reflection by an attendee of SikhLead’s Leadership Development Program (LDP).