Washington Leadership Program accepting applications for 2015 internships

Chance to intern at Capitol Hill.

The American Bazaar Staff

WASHINGTON, DC: The Washington Leadership Program (WLP) is accepting applications from high potential South Asian college students for the 2015 summer leadership program scheduled to take place from June 13, 2015 – August 7, 2015.

The WLP cultivates the South Asian American community’s next generation of leaders by placing them in Congressional offices or government agencies for eight-week summer internships and a structured leadership-training curriculum, according to a press release.

The 10 students who will get finally get selected, would gain a firsthand view of the policy-making and legislative process, as well as gain access to high-profile South-Asian leaders in the nation’s capitol. Applications are available online at www.thewlp.com. The deadline for submitting applications is January 23, 2015.

The program was founded in 1995. The students go through a rigorous weekend long orientation program where they met with Capitol Hill staffers and agency officials to get an understanding on how to prepare and succeed during their internship.

Not only do the students get a unique opportunity to work for a member of Congress or for a South Asian appointed official in an agency, they get to meet trailblazers in the community in the arena. For instance the scholars get sit down meetings with leaders like Nisha Desai Biswal, the Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, and Judge
Sri Srinivasan, one of the top judges in the country.

Students would also get to intern for House of Reps. Like Frank Pallone (D-NJ), and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO). WLP also offers internships at Federal agencies working with South Asians who are senior advisers at the Department of Commerce, Labor, and USAID.

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