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Hindu American Foundation

Advocacy Intern

– Washington, District of Columbia
Employment Type Intern

Application Deadline: Monday, January 14, 2019

The Hindu American Foundation Internship is a unique opportunity for select undergraduate and graduate students to spend an exciting summer in our nation’s capital.

HAF offers two tracks for the internship: Congressional Track and Advocacy Track.  All interns will spend approximately eight weeks between June and August 2019 in Washington, D.C. The Congressional Interns will be placed in Congressional offices while the Advocacy Interns will work alongside staff in the HAF office.  All interns will be invited to events organized by HAF, such as DC Advocacy Forum, Friday lunches, and sponsored briefings.

HAF Advocacy Intern Track

This track is geared towards applicants who are interested in the full immersion of Hindu American advocacy. Interns will spend their summer working alongside HAF staff members on any number of ongoing initiatives from public policy to fundraising and development to education reform to human rights.  Past interns have participated in meetings with Congressional offices, researched human rights violations, developed material for education and community initiatives, blogged, and created membership surveys. The world of advocacy is fast-paced and ever-changing. Interns must be flexible and willing to tackle issues and projects as they arise.

This track is open to all majors although religion, accounting, and marketing majors and graduate students in South Asian Studies are highly encouraged to apply.  Applicants experienced with graphic design and proficiency in Photoshop and InDesign are also encouraged to apply.

Minimum Requirements & Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident
  • At least 18 years old
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Enrolled in good standing at an accredited university or college
  • Strong interest in Hindu American advocacy
  • Solid knowledge base of Hinduism and its practice
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to multi-task
  • Outstanding networking skills and strong team player
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Application Deadline: Monday, January 14, 2019

This application has multiple components. Contact internship@hafsite.org if you have questions.

  1. Two Essays
  2. Statement of Interest
  3. Resume (must include GPA)
  4. Official e-transcript from the Registrar's Office emailed to internship@hafsite.org
  5. Signed letter of recommendation emailed to internship@hafsite.org 
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