The New Jersey Leadership 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.

Period: Six Weeks (July 8th to August 9th)

Application Deadline: Applications are closed for the 2019 season. Please check back for the 2020 deadline.

If you meet all the requirements, please apply here.