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Hindu American Foundation

Congressional 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 Congressional Intern Track

This track is geared towards applicants who are primarily interested in representing the Hindu American community by working in a Congressional office.  Selected applicants will work with HAF to secure an internship spot in a Congressional office and will intern full-time in the Congressional office for the eight weeks.  Interns will work on projects based on the needs of the Congressional office. Congressional Interns will join HAF for various events to ensure they also receive a well-rounded experience of Hindu American advocacy.   

Internships in Congressional offices are highly coveted, and the process to obtain an internship is rigorously competitive. HAF’s ability to offer intern positions in Congressional offices is due solely to the relationships the foundation has built with Congress over the past decade. HAF is a non-partisan organization that works with both sides of the aisle, and thus, is unable to honor office placement requests on a partisan basis. Though not always the case, interns are often placed in offices that represent their home state.

This track is open to all majors although government, public policy, and international/foreign relations majors are highly encouraged to apply. Rising juniors and seniors will be given preference.

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: Why are you interested in interning with HAF? (200 words or less)
  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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