Ishvinder Kaur - Faith in Public Life

“I learned how to advocate for the Sikh community and bring it back to Minneapolis.”

Mehr Suri - National Institute of Civil Discourse

“This experience has given me a great opportunity to use my religious background as a means of ascertaining some sort of political engagement.”

Application Requirements

SALDEF SikhLeaders on the Hill 6-2016

Summer 2020 internships will be approximately 8-10 weeks, commencing in early-June and ending in mid-August. These dates are subject to change because the internship schedules vary for each congressional offices, federal agencies, and other host organizations.

DC Langar on the Hill SALDEF Group PhotoBasic Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Currently enrolled student 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 Sunday, December 15, 2019 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.
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample

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.