NJLP fellowship program seeks to increase South Asian youth participation in government and politics
The New Jersey Leadership Program (NJLP) announced that it has started accepting applications for the 2023 Summer Fellowship Program. The fellowship program seeks to introduce New Jersey-based South Asian youth to government and politics.
Applications are due by Feb 28, 2023, and interested candidates may apply online at www.njlead.org, the Guttenberg, New Jersey based organization announced Feb 1.
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The NJLP Summer Fellowship Program is a six-week program in which high school and college students of South Asian background are placed in internships with legislative and other government offices.
The Fellowship Program also hosts weekly speakership series with elected officials, senior government staffers, journalists, non-profit leaders, and others.
“While we are seeing increasing participation each year from New Jersey’s South Asian community, we remain underrepresented at all levels of government,” said NJLP President Ishan Shah. “We have to do more and the NJLP Summer Fellowship Program seeks to empower and develop the next generation of South Asian political leaders.”
The NJLP Fellowship Program is entering its eighth year and the New Jersey Leadership Program as a whole has graduated over 70 South Asian youth fellows since its formation, the release said.
More information about the NJLP Summer Fellowship Program can be found at www.njlead.org.
The New Jersey Leadership Program (NJ Lead) is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting South Asian American youth participation and education at the local level of government in the State of New Jersey, according to the release.
NJ Lead and its Fellowship Program focus 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.