Apply Now for DC Summer Internships in 2017

December 12th, 2016


SALDEF is excited to announce the opening of the 2017 SikhLEAD Summer Internship Program!

The SikhLEAD Summer Internship Program provides students unparalleled opportunities to explore a potential career in public service, create a network of professional and personal contacts, and develop leadership skills.

If you, or someone you know, has interest in government, management, or leadership, we encourage you to apply to SALDEF’s SikhLEAD Washington, DC Internship Program. As a participant, you will be placed in a prestigious internship in our nation’s capital and help amplify the Sikh American voice!

SALDEF places interns on Capitol Hill, at the White House, and across Washington, D.C. We also host a series of programs—including leadership workshops and networking events—to develop the next generation of Sikh American leaders. All selected participants are awarded a $1,500 stipend for the summer.

Last year, SALDEF placed 16 interns in our paid Washington, DC internship program. This year, with your help, we want to meet, or exceed that number. We encourage all college and graduate students to apply. Prior to applying, we recommend a resume review from a career counselor or campus career development office.

SALDEF will begin accepting applications on a rolling basis starting Monday, December 12. Though the deadline is 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Monday, January 30, 2017 many sought-after internships have deadlines starting in mid-December. Therefore, early applications are given priority.

FYI: SikhLEAD’s other component–the Leadership Development Program–is also accepting applications through January 9, 2017. Applicants may apply to both programs.

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