Now Accepting 2022 ILF Civic Fellowship applicants!

WASHINGTON, DC:– The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) is now accepting applications for the Summer 2022 Civic Fellowship Program. Every year, ILF’s selection committee identifies approximately 30 outstanding Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) college students to spend 8 to 10 weeks interning at a federal agency in Washington D.C. during the summer term. Students are also placed in the U.S. Congress, nonprofits and think tanks.

ILF Civic Fellows receive a stipend upon program completion and in addition to their full-time federal internships, they attend professional and leadership development workshops and seminars. They also have the opportunity to hear from prominent AANHPI public service leaders through a series of fireside chats and panel discussions. Fellows are responsible for their own travel, housing, and living expenses.

“One of ILF’s goals is to prepare and advocate for the next generation of leaders in public service,” said Dr. Paul Hsu, Chairman of ILF, “It is so important to increase exposure and understanding of civic engagement so that young leaders can take action to support their communities in relevant ways.”

“Developing the next generation AANHPI leaders is at the heart of our mission,” said Linh Hoang, Executive Director of ILF, “We help college students acquire the skills, experience, and insights necessary to become leaders and continue the fight of those who came before them. The ILF Civic Fellowship is a unique opportunity to jumpstart their careers and leadership journey.”

Undergraduate students of AANHPI heritage are encouraged to apply. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship, minimum of 3.0 GPA, and current undergraduate student in good standing at their prospective university. Additional documents such as an official transcript, resume, and at least one letter of recommendation are also required.

Applications are open now and must be submitted by Friday, January 14, 2022 at 5pm ET.

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Important note: ILF anticipates the widespread availability of effective COVID-19 vaccines in the first half of 2022. Applicants should expect that summer internships will be on-site in Washington, DC. However, some or most internships may be virtual, depending on each federal agency’s policy. ILF will keep applicants informed during the application and placement process.

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