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International Leadership Foundation

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite700
Washington, DC 20004

International Leadership Foundation

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Past Civic

Federal Aviation Administration,

National Aeronautics and Space
Alumni In Public National Institutes of Health,
Transportation Security
Service Now Karim Farishta (2015) with President Barack Obama
Federal Communications
Lana Buu Schanz (2011),
Mission (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
U.S.Departmentof State Federal Reserve System,
The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) promotes civic
engagement, leadership empowerment, and the economic prosperity of
Program Overview U.S. Bureau of Engraving & Printing,
U.S. House of Senate Offices,
Jacqeuline Jin(2013), U.S. Department of Commerce,
U.S. Department of State the Asian Pacific American community to enhance diverse representation • Civic engagement through Federal and Congressional
in our country. Our mission is to develop young leaders in the United U.S. Department of Education,
internships U.S. Department of Health and
States, Asia, and Pacific Rim countries in the fields of public service, • Public service career training opportunities
Kevin Han (2018), Human Services,
entrepreneurship, and international business and politics through a • Public policy education through professional development
U.S. Department of State U.S. Department of Housing and
network of business and community leaders. We accomplish this through workshops and panel discussions Urban Development,
civic leadership training with the support of ILF’s network of over 20
Karim Farishta (2015), • Access to business networks, political and community U.S. Department of the Interior,
national and global advisory boards. Since 2000, ILF has provided
Former White House Staff leaders, and alumni guided tours of historic landmarks in U.S. Department of Labor,
scholarships, mentorship, and educational programs to over 7,000
Washington, D.C U.S. Department of State
students to cultivate the next generation of emerging leaders. • $2,000 scholarship upon successful completion of the program U.S. Department of Justice,
Alex Wu (2013),
Former White House Staff U.S. Department of
Ma'Ayn Johnson (2004), U.S. Department of Treasury,
Southern California Association of Civic Fellowship Program Application and Eligibility U.S. Department of Veterans
Governments The Civic Fellowship program trains and develops APA college students U.S. Environmental Protection
from across the nation. We focus on strengthening policy interests and • Current undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior attending Agency,
Michael Wu (2011),
enhancing leadership potential and skills with the goal of fostering public accredited college/university (Although recent graduates may U.S. Securities and Exchange
USPS Office of
Inspector General interest-driven leaders. Fellows learn how politics, the policy-making be considered, criteria for federal internship placements may Commission,
process, and public service are integrated in governance; in order to have eligibility restrictions) U.S. Equal Employment
• United States Citizen Opportunity Commission,
Benjamin Chou (2013), learn how to make government work for their communities. The
• Minimum 3.00 GPA U.S. Mint,
U.S House of Representatives Fellowship consists of an 8- to 10-week public service internship in a White House Initiative on Asian
federal agency or congressional office, individual mentorship, a plethora • Official school transcripts
Americans and Pacific Islanders
Ryan Lee (2013), of seminars and workshops, and a scholarship. The seminars and • Letter of Recommendation
U.S. Agency for International workshop focus on their professional and civic development, with an • Resume
Development • Writing sample per requirements listed on
emphasis on civic engagement and career, personal, and leadership
development. • Applicants of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific
Islander descent encouraged to apply
• For application dates and additional details, please visit and connect with us on social media

The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor and 18th U.S. Secretary of Transportation;
Dr. James S. C. Chao, Founder and Chairman of Foremost Group; and the Honorable Norman Mineta,
Honorary Chairman of ILF with ILF Fellows EPA Branch Chief Piyachat Terrell with ILF Fellows Presenting the "Lead in Lancaster" Project

Jefferson Zhu (2019) with Chair of the

Federal Reserve Jerome Powell

Leadership and policy training,

seminars, workshops, and public
speaking opportunities