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For Indian American Students

​Paid Political Internship Program​ - Massachusetts 

At the White House, Congress, State Houses & various Government agencies at Federal & State level, Summer 2024

Paid Political Internship Program

Established in 1982, IAFPE is the oldest and largest non-partisan Indian American organization for political education in the country. It is nationally recognized for its outstanding work to enhance political awareness among the Indian American community and encourage civic engagement through seminars, symposiums, and their flagship fellowship program.

Qualifications: College students studying in Massachusetts and in good standing with interest in US political process 

Stipend: Up to $1,000 
Duration: one to three months, full time/part time depending on the politician's policy.

Application Process :
Please email your resume and NOT more than 2 pages essay stating: 
a. Why are you interested in political internship program? 
b. What do you intend to achieve from the internship? 
c. How will you benefit the Indian American community? 
d. Which political office (Federal, State or City), you like to intern this summer (list 3 choices)?
This is political awareness & empowerment program. Get the best political experience of your life and also get stipend for it.
For more information email at or call, if you have any question:
Gope Gidwani                       email:
Monie Melhotra                    email:
Our Community Program:

For years IAFPE has hosted community forums to hear about pressing issues affecting our community, including immigration law and policy, federal aid to India, mental health services, public education, student loans, social justice and race relations. These forums are usually hosted at public libraries and consist of panels, presentations, and community discussions. Upcoming events can be found on our events page.

IAFPE Get Out The Vote (IAFPE-GOTV) Program:

IAFPE works hard every election cycle to help increase voter turnout among the Massachusetts Indian American community. We utilize our widespread IAFPE membership, the MA Indian American community, and our IAFPE Fellowship network to aid us in our efforts. We have also received grants from local organizations to help finance our efforts. Our outreach efforts include:

Contacting membership and youth in areas with high Indian American demographics to encourage them to voter in the 2016 scheduled elections.

Conducting voter registration efforts at upcoming IAFPE events.
Conducting Get Out The Vote (GOTV) for target areas; lit drops, phone banking and distribution of voter pledge cards.

Meet Your Candidates Program:

IAFPE hosts a number of ‘Meet and Greets’ to help introduce newly elected officials to our community as well as introduce our community members to current and future candidates for office. Our Executive Committee members as well as our Fellows and volunteer members help us run these events. We have had many successful Meet and Greets, hosting an impressive list of candidates, including former Governor Deval Patrick, former Governor Mitt Romney, and Shrewsbury State Representative Hannah Kane. In accordance with our community traditions, we always provide snacks and tea! All past and upcoming events can be found on our events page.

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