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The purpose of SikhLEAD is to inspire, train, and support a diverse, motivated and entrepreneurial group of young Sikh Americans as they prepare for a lifetime of community engagement and community leadership. SikhLEAD is an initiative of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF).

Internship Program

The SikhLEAD Internship Program partners with congressional offices, federal agencies, and DC-based host organizations to provide Sikh American college, graduate, and law students with enriching internships. Through this program, students are afforded first-hand perspective into the functioning of the federal government and legislative process.

Leadership Development Program

The SikhLEAD Leadership Development Program is a transformational program to empower Sikh American youth and develop effective leaders committed to exploring and realizing both their personal potential and that of the Sikh American community.