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WLP Application 2011

WLP Application 2011

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WASHINGTON LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (WLP)SUMMER 2011
The Washington Leadership Program invites college students to apply to our Summer 2011internship program in Washington, DC. The WLP is a national non-profit organization that isdeveloping the next generation of American leadership from the South Asian Americancommunity. Our program takes promising college students and places them in a Congressionaloffice or government agency for an eight-week summer internship accompanied by a structuredleadership curriculum. Students then inducted into a leadership community currently made up of over 180 alumni from the 17 years of the program. Former Congressional leader RichardGephardt has called it
“one of the best programs of its kind on the Hill.”
Over ten years, the WLP has given more than 180 South Asian American students theopportunity to intern in Washington, DC. In addition to the internship, participants attend specialmeetings and events to fully expose them to the South Asian political Diaspora. Past programsand events have included meetings with South Asian American elected officials, Ambassadorsand South Asian Americans who are working in Congress, the federal government and local andstate agencies.The WLP internship will run from
June 13, 2011 – August 5, 2011
. Orientation will startMonday morning on June 13
th
. Details will be discussed once you have been accepted. Allundergraduate students who are either US citizens or legal permanent residents are encouraged toapply. Selection to the WLP is highly competitive and not limited to students pursuing majors insocial sciences. The backgrounds of past participants have ranged from medical school to art andsocial work. Interns will receive a total stipend of $1,500 and will be required to complete 2-3short writing assignments during the internship. The deadline to apply for the WLP is
February1, 2011
. Finalists may be contacted for a telephone interview and all applicants will be notifiedof final selections in
March 2011
. Should you have any questions or would like further information about the program, please contact Harin Contractor at
770-365-1435
or via e-mail at
wlp@thewlp.com
.
 
 
Application forWashington Leadership Program (WLP)Summer 2011
June 13, 2011 – August 5, 2011
Deadline to submit application:
MUST be postmarked by
February 1, 2011
Part I: Biographical Data
 Name: _____________________________________________________________ Circle one: Female MaleDate of Birth: __________________ Place of Birth: ______________________ Circle one:
(ONLY U.S. CITIZENS OR U.S. PERMANENT RESIDENTS MAY APPLYTO THIS PROGRAM)
U.S. Citizen U.S. Permanent Resident
Part II. Contact Information
Permanent Address: _______________________________________________________ City: ___________________________ State: __________ Zip Code: ________________ Telephone Number: (_____)____________________________________ Present Mailing Address: __________________________________________________City: ___________________________ State: ___________ Zip Code: _______________ Telephone Number: (______)______________________________________ E-mail address: ______________________________________________________ 
Part III: Education
Present undergraduate institution: _________________________________ City: _________________________ State: ___________ 
 
 Year in school: (Circle one of the following):
First
Second
Third
Fourth
Other – specify _______________________ Major Field of Study: _____________________________________________________ Minor Field of Study: _____________________________________________________ Degree: ___________________________ GPA:______________ 
Part IV: Public Policy Interest Areas/ Political Affiliation:(Note:
This information will not affect your selection into the program but will help placement in appropriate offices
.)
Which political party do you affiliate yourself with?
Republican
Democrat
Reform
Green
Independent/ Other 
 NoneOffice Placement Preference:
Congressional Office
Government Agency
Either In order of priority, please rank from 1 to 3 (1 being the highest, 3 being the lowest) your major areas of interest:
Only 3 subject areas can be chosen in this section.
Agriculture _____ Foreign Affairs _____ Economy _____ Health _____ Education _____ Labor _____ Energy _____ Media _____ Environment _____ Urban Affairs/ Housing _____ Justice _____ Other (Specify) _____ 

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