At Last, a Program that Enables American Muslims to Make a Difference in Washington
Our 2019 Cohort.
The 2020 Application Deadline has Passed
“CLDP is like an incubator for different policy-related careers, you don’t have to run for office to gain something valuable.”
Rabia Osman, 2019 CLDP Cohort
Your Passions & Interests are Needed on Capitol Hill
You don’t have to be a political science major to have an impact on legislation and policy decisions. We work with our fellows to find career paths that match your interests to the needs in our government.
As a Tech Fellow, I had the amazing opportunity to serve as the Congresswoman’s eyes and ears on tech. This summer I proposed legislation to Congresswoman Clarke to promote virtual reality as a tool for professional development. The Congresswoman loved the idea, and as a result I drafted H.R. 4103 which was introduced in the House in July.
“CLDP Becomes One Big Family”
– Yasamine Durali
“Yes, CLDP helps you build a professional network, but the camaraderie and support system within the CLDP community cannot be underestimated. The relationships formed within your cohort are one of the most valuable parts of this internship. Our fellows build friendships and professional connections that last a lifetime.
Ultimately, you’re building relationships with future influencers and changemakers – empowering a generation of Muslim Americans to influence change for good.”