International Leadership Foundation (ILF) Civic Fellowship – Washington, DC

The ILF Civic Fellowship is the nation’s most prestigious civic leadership development program, designed specifically to foster the next generation of AANHPI leaders in public service.  Supported by current leaders, the Fellowship aims to teach outstanding AANHPI college students from across the nation how to cultivate their leadership potential. Fellows learn how politics, the policy-making process, and public service are integrated in governance and how to make government work for the community. ILF Civic Fellowship provides a 8- to 10-week public service internship at federal agencies, scholarships, a federal job fair, and a variety of seminars and workshops on civic engagement and career, personal, and leadership development.

Application eligibility

  • Current U.S. Citizen

  • Current undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors from accredited university or college

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

  • Interest and desire in learning about public service in the federal capacity

  • Applicants with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander (AANHPI) heritage encouraged to apply


Application Requirements

  • All official transcripts (must be mailed and post marked from University before Dec. 31 deadline)

  • Resume

  • At least 1 Letter of Recommendation
    – Can be mailed directly from reference OR
    – Emailed to — Professor/Recommender must include contact information and a handwritten signature; Subject line must read “Recommendation for Lastname, Firstname”

  • Completed application form

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