"I think the ILF Foundation is a very good platform for our Asian young people to enter studies in politics. It can also give the Asian elites in North Carolina a bigger stage to do something."
Hannah Chan, ILF NC Chair
leadership training. Fellows are responsible for their own travel, housing, and living expenses.
“One of ILF’s goals is to prepare and advocate for the next generation of leaders in public service,” shared Chairman of ILF Dr. Paul Hsu. “It is so important to increase exposure and understanding of civic engagement so that young leaders can take action to support their communities in relevant ways.”
Based on the interests and majors of selected Civic Fellowship candidates, ILF will help place them with federal agencies, congressional offices, or the White House.
Undergraduate students of Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders heritage are encouraged to apply.
The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) is pleased to announce that the application process for the 2020 Civic Fellowship Program will be ongoing from now until December 31, 2019. Every year, ILF’s selection committee identifies approximately 25 outstanding Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander college students to spend 8 to 10 weeks interning at a federal agency in Washington D.C. during the summer.
Students accepted into the program are known as Civic Fellows and will receive a stipend of $2,000 upon program completion. In addition to their full-time federal internships, they will attend professional development workshops and
Who Can Apply
- Current U.S. Citizens
- Current undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors from accredited university of 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 heritage encouraged to apply
What to Submit
- All official transcripts (must be mailed and postmarked from University before Dec. 31 deadline)
- At least 1 Letter of Recommendation (can be mailed directly from reference or emailed to email@example.com)
>> Recommender must include contact information and handwritten signature
>> Subject line must read "Recommendation for Lastname Firstname"
- Completed application form (here)
Youth Leadership Academy
The ILF supports Asian Pacific American college and high school students through organizing weekly trainings during the summer in order to promote APA interests and success in public service careers and provide education on policy issues affecting the APA community. The ILF is composed of citizens, business leaders, and community leaders who form advisory boards and committees. Each year, the advisory boards and committees host local businesses and leadership training programs for high school students to become effective leaders in and outside of the community. During the summer, ILF organizes a training program called the Youth Leadership Academy Workshop that utilizes a multi-pronged approach to
provide leadership training. Prestigious APA college students from across the country come to study together in Washington, D.C. to expand their horizons, build a network of people, and become more creative and competitive in their fields.
Teen Council supports Asian Pacific high school students through organizing workshops, trainings, seminars, and panel discussions. Local businesses and leadership training programs are hosted by the Teen Council for high school students to become effective leaders in and outside of the community.
ILF NC Chapter also organizes a local teen council to provide leadership training. APA high school students from across the NC come together to expand their horizons, build a network of people, and become more creative and competitive in their fields.