At Last, a Program that Enables American Muslims to Make a Difference in Washington
Application Deadline Extended: January 31st
10-Week Fellowship Program
May 31st – Aug 1st 2022
Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.
2022 cohort applications now open !
“CLDP is an incredibly important program. We definitely need a pipeline of Muslim American youth going into, not just office, but working on Capitol Hill, as staffers, staff assistants, and you CLDP is THE program to help you do that.”
“CLDP is like an incubator for different policy-related careers, you don’t have to run for office to gain something valuable.”
CLDP Fellow, 2019 Cohort
Rabia Osman, 2019 CLDP Fellow
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.
“This kind of opportunity doesn’t come to a lot of people who come from minority communities…
CLDP makes these kinds of opportunities accessible for everyone.”
— Preston Nouri, 2021 CLDP Fellow