The SikhLEAD Internship Program partners with congressional offices and federal agencies to provide Sikh American college students with enriching internship experiences. Through this program, students are afforded first-hand perspective into the functioning of the federal government and legislative process.
SikhLEAD Internships seek to develop leadership skills, encourage political and civic engagement, and foster interest in public service careers by providing the unparalleled experience of interning in a congressional office or federal agency. Internships will allow students to explore a potential career track, create a network of professional and personal contacts, develop real-world skills, and build confidence.
While intern responsibilities in federal agencies will depend on the agency, intern responsibilities in congressional offices might include:
- Attending hearings
- Advocating policy positions
- Writing press releases
- Summarizing Capitol Hill briefings
- Conducting research
- Responding to constituents
Throughout the duration of the internship, SALDEF will host a series of special programming and opportunities, such as leadership workshops, networking events, and cultural outings in DC, to further contribute to the development of the next generation of leaders.