Shabd Singh Khalsa - Congressional Intern with Representative Peter Defazio

“I would recommend this internship program to anyone looking to further their career and make life-long connections”

Harmeet Kaur - Congressional Intern with Representative Judy Chu

“Spending the summer on Capitol Hill with politicians and advocates was one of the most inspiring experiences I have had in my young career”

Application Requirements

SALDEF SikhLeaders on the Hill 6-2016

Summer 2017 internships will be approximately 8-10 weeks, commencing in early-June and ending in mid-August. Because each congressional or senator’s office, federal agency, and other host organization internship schedule varies, these dates are subject to change.

DC Langar on the Hill SALDEF Group PhotoBasic Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Currently enrolled in, or recent graduate of, an accredited undergraduate or graduate educational institution;
  • U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident; and
  • Submit all required application materials by the 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Monday, January 23, 2017 deadline.


  • Submission of online application form, including responses to brief essay questions;
  • Academic transcript (unofficial accepted) – upload with online application; and
  • Resume – upload with online application.

Kaurs Langar on the Hill 2016Qualifications:

  • Interest in the political process, public policy issues, and Sikh American community affairs;
  • Evidence of leadership abilities and initiative;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; and
  • Good academic record as indicated by your transcript.