For the summer 2013 internship cycle, the SikhLEAD Internship offers internships with members of Congress, in the Federal Agencies and with SALDEF. Individuals will be notified of their placement after review of their application. Since each congressional office and agency has specific requirements and internship time lines may slightly vary, SALDEF will work with successful applicants to work out the details of their particular internship program.
Internship responsibilities will vary depending on needs of each congressional office. Intern duties in congressional offices may include researching legislation, attending hearings and briefings, and answering constituent letters on various issues before the House and Senate.
Dates and Deadlines
Applications for summer 2013 will be accepted up until February 3, 11:59PM EST. Applicants will be notified of their status by mid-April. Summer 2013 internships will be approximately ten-week positions, commencing in early-June and ending mid-August. Because each congressional office / agency internship schedule varies, these dates are subject to change. Furthermore, due to the various university calendars, SALDEF will work with each intern to schedule exact dates of their internship.
Upon arriving in Washington, DC, interns will convene at SALDEF’s National Office for a series of Orientation events. Throughout the duration of the internship, SALDEF will host luncheons with representatives of various organizations and federal agencies, social events, and cultural outings in DC. At the end of the internship, interns will reconvene for a day of reflection and celebration.
[Fall and spring congressional internships may be offered depending on availability. The dates and duration of these internships will vary according to the congressional office and the student’s availability. For more information regarding fall and spring internships, please check our web site, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Housing and Accommodations
Housing and accommodations will be arranged by the interns. SALDEF provides information and guidance on summer housing for interns in DC. Financial assistance and need-based scholarships to cover housing may be available for eligible students.
Financial assistance and stipends to cover housing and transportation costs may be available for eligible students on a case by case basis.