Fellowship Program

The New Jersey Leadership Program’s fellowship program offers South Asian youth the ability to engage in and learn about local government through a summer internship with their local Mayoral Office, District State Legislator or the Governor’s Office. This internship is supplemented by a weekly speaker series, networking events, field trips and career mentoring workshops. Additionally, fellows are expected to complete a civic engagement project by the end of their fellowship that strives to make a positive social impact in their community. The fellowship program is open to high school and college students.


  • Must be of South Asian descent
  • Currently enrolled in high school or college
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Be able to commit to a full-time schedule (Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) to summer internship placement 
  • Be able to attend all supplementary training and events organized by NJLP (including weekly speakership series on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM)


  • The NJLP Summer Fellowship Program is unpaid. Fellows can apply for travel stipends on an individual basis if needed. 

Six Weeks (July 5th to August 10th)

Application Deadline:

February 16, 2018 (Applications accepted on a rolling basis)

If you meet all the requirements, please apply here.