Calling the Next Group of American Muslim Leaders

January 11, 2018

We're proud to announce that we are opening applications for our fourth Congressional Leadership Development Program (CLDP), in partnership with the Islamic Scholarship Fund. CLDP is one of our favorite programs because it creates a pipeline to careers on Capitol Hill and across federal agencies, and fosters pride in public service. 


What is the CLDP?

Through our networks, we place CLDP fellows into summer internships with a member of Congress on Capitol Hill. During that time, we train and mentor our fellows on how to engage members of Congress, learn the art of networking, build effective public speaking skills, and start their career in public service.

Basmah Nada, a CLDP alumna, interned with the House Democratic Caucus in 2016 and is now working for Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer. That’s progress. Our goal is simple: to provide young American Muslims the opportunity and experience necessary to engage first-hand in our nation’s policy-making process.

What can you do?

In the words of Congressman Keith Ellison, “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” Please take a moment to share the application with a highly-motivated individual who wants to enter public service and is passionate about amplifying the American Muslim voice in government.

Perhaps you will be the catalyst to add the next American Muslim in the halls of Congress.



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