Dalip Singh Saund Fellowship

The National Sikh Campaign invites applicants from undergraduate and graduate students to apply for the Dalip Singh Saund Fellowship. 
The Saund Fellow will help the National Sikh Campaign on the publication of a civic engagement manual for Sikh-Americans.  Fellows will interview Sikh-Americans who have held various positions in local, state, and federal government, and from these interviews develop a step-by-step guide on how other Sikh-Americans can attain similar positions. 

The fellow also may assist with other communications projects and provide strategic guidance and execution with our partnerships with PBS, Funny or Die, Ben & Jerry's as well as the first documentary on Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

The Dalip Singh Saund Fellow will also receive a $1,000 stipend for their work. 

Applicants should have:
  • Excellent Communication, research, and writing skills
  • Basic knowledge of Sikh-American civil rights issues
  • Significant experience with social media (Facebook and Instagram)
  • And a dedicated commitment to improving the Sikh-American experience in the United States
  • Comfort with Punjabi and prior public service are preferred, but not necessary.
To apply, please email a resume and a short cover letter indicating your interest in and qualifications for the position by February 28, 2019, to Anjleen, Executive Director of the National Sikh Campaign at anjleen@sikhcampaign.org

About Congressman Dalip Singh Saund 

Dalip Singh Saund, a Sikh, was the first Indian-American and Asian-American to serve in the U.S. Congress. Born in Amritsar, India, Saund received his undergraduate degree from the University of Punjab, before moving to California, where he obtained a doctorate, worked in agriculture, and later became a judge. Saund then represented California as a member of the House of Representatives for two terms, from 1957-1963. 

Saund is a pioneer in the Sikh community and a shining example of Sikh service at the highest levels of American public life. The Saund Fellowship honors and pays tribute to Saund's contributions and legacy.