Thursday, March 24, 2011

SikhLEAD: An Initiative to Increase Community Engagement and Leadership

SikhLEAD: An Initiative to Increase Community Engagement and Leadership

The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) has announced the Congressional Internship Program (CIP) as part oftheir new initiative called SikhLEAD. The objective of SikhLEAD is to inspire, train, and support motivated and enterprising young Sikh American leaders as they prepare for a lifetime of community engagement and community leadership. The CIP is the first effort under this new and dynamic initiative.
SALDEF’s CIP partners with congressional offices to place Sikh American college students in internship positions on Capitol Hill with members of Congress. Through this program, students will be afforded first-hand perspective into the functioning of the federal government, as a way of providing experience-based training to individuals interested in civic engagement and government affairs.
Through the experience of interning in a congressional office, interns will:
  • • explore a potential career track
  • • create a network of professional and personal contacts
  • • develop real-world skills
  • • build confidence and professional work habits
The application deadline for summer 2011 internships is March 27th, 2011!
Visit http://www.sikhlead.org/ for more details and to apply. Spread the word and tell your friends about this exciting opportunity.

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