New Jersey Leadership Program opens applications for South Asian youth

Six-week program seeks to expose South Asian youth in New Jersey to local government and politics

The New Jersey Leadership Program (NJLP) has opened its applications for the NJLP 2022 Summer Fellowship Program that seeks to expose South Asian youth in the state to local government and politics.

Applications are due by Friday, Feb 25, 2022, and interested candidates may apply online at, the Guttenberg, New Jersey based non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization announced in a press release.

The NJLP Summer Fellowship Program is a six-week program in which youth of South Asian background in high school or college in New Jersey are placed in a full-time internship with the Governor’s Office, State Agency, Member of Congress, or State Legislator.

Read: Ishan Shah becomes president of New Jersey Leadership Program (November 23, 2021)

In addition to the internship, the Fellowship also offers weekly speakership series with elected officials, senior government staffers, business executives, non-profit leaders, and others.

“The Summer Fellowship program invites New Jersey’s South Asian youth to get first-hand experience in government and public service,” said NJLP President Ishan Shah.

“There has never been more of an important time to get involved and ensure that New Jersey’s South Asian community is well represented in government in the future.”

The NJLP Fellowship Program is entering its seventh year and the New Jersey Leadership Program as a whole has graduated over 60 South Asian youth fellows since its formation.

Read: New Jersey Leadership Program Opens Applications for South Asian Youth to Experience Government and Politics (January 3, 2022)

NJ Lead is dedicated to promoting South Asian American youth participation and education at the local level of government in the State of New Jersey, the release said.

Its Fellowship Program focuses on developing leadership skills, building public policy knowledge, and building the pipeline for South Asian Americans to work in government or pursue public office at the local, state, and federal levels, it said.

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