7 Talented Indian Americans are Selected for Summer Internship in New Jersey State Government

Seven talented Indian American students from New Jersey are all set to explore different facets of governance and politics in various offices of the New Jersey State Government, during a 6-week summer internship. The NJLP Summer Fellowship 2019 will give them a first-hand exposure to the local government systems and policies through field trips, networking events, civic projects and workshops.

Selected for the most coveted New Jersey Leadership Program 2019, these young Indian Americans are all set to become leaders, policymakers, community influencers and agents of positive change in the future. The NJLP Summer Fellowship 2019 interns are Yajur Sriraman, Ashana Makhija, Sean Devasahayam, Tulip Sengupta, Ojas Chitnis, Esha Peer and Moha Trivedi.

Recently, four Indian American girls were inducted into US Congress offices as WLP scholars and leadership interns under the Washington Leadership Program 2019.

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NJLP Summer Fellow 2019: Yajur Sriraman

Among those selected for NJLP Summer Fellowship 2019 is Indian American Yajur Sriraman, who will intern in the New Jersey Department of the Treasury. He will be attending Duke University to study Public Policy and Global Health with aspirations to enact positive changes in public policies and education on a global level. Among the NJLP 2019 scholars, he worked as the Editor in Chief for his school’s newspaper, while also volunteering as a service coordinator at the Morristown Neighborhood House which provides care and tutoring programs for underprivileged children. As an NJLP 2019 summer intern, he wants to learn about public policies and the intricacies of the public office.

NJLP Summer Fellow 2019: Ashana Makhija

One of the New Jersey Leadership Program 2019 scholars of Indian origin, Ashana Makhija is placed as an intern in the Office of Congressman Tom Malinowski, and the Office of Assemblyman Erik Peterson. The founder and executive director of Care for a Friend, a social skills program for autistic children, she wants to major in health and life sciences with a minor in public policy. She aspires to become a leading STEM professional and build the bridge between scientific community and public office. Ashana Makhija also leads her independent research team in a study on the movement of algae.

NJLP Summer Fellow 2019: Moha Trivedi

Moha Trivedi, one of the NJLP 2019 summer fellows, will be interning in the Office of Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin. She will be entering her second year of high school at Watchung Hills Regional High School. She wants to pursue higher education in business and political sciences with hopes of becoming a corporate lawyer or a financier on Wall Street. Indian American NJLP summer intern, Moha Trivedi is an eminent figure in her school’s chapters of Model United Nations and Future Business Leaders of America.

NJLP Summer Fellow 2019: Esha Peer

An aspiring Congresswoman, Esha Peer is among the New Jersey Leadership Program 2019 scholars of Indian origin. She is placed in the Office of Assemblyman Daniel Benson. A high scholar in third year at South Brunswick High School, she is interested in political science and investigative journalism. Being an active community member, she organizes fundraising events. Her curiosity about the significance of climate change and the nuances of immigration motivated her to participate in the NJLP Summer Fellowship 2019.

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NJLP Summer Fellow 2019: Sean Devasahayam

Sean Devasahayam from Edison New Jersey Indian community is one of the NJLP 2019 summer scholars. A high school senior at John P. Stevens High School, he will be interning in the Office of Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. He volunteers for the Edison Young Democrats, the Edison Democratic Party, and the Hands of Hope Food Bank. His interests include baseball, reading, writing, and history. Sean Devasahayam aims to be an agent of positive change in his community and the country at large, either by working in a public office or at a think tank.

NJLP Summer Fellow 2019: Tulip Sengupta

One of the New Jersey Leadership Program Summer fellows in 2019, Tulip Sengupta will be interning in the Office of Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman. She plays leadership roles in the Junior State of America, Model United Nations, and Amnesty International. She heads a local first aid squad too. She aspires to pursue a career which combines her two passions – medicine and public policy. Tulip Sengupta will soon enter the fourth year of high school at South Brunswick High School, NJ.

NJLP Summer Fellow 2019: Ojas Chitnis

One of the NJLP Summer fellows 2019 from Indian American community, Ojas Chitnis is placed as an intern in the Office of Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak. A recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold level), he desires to learn the dynamics of US government. At the same time, he aspires to make it big in public policy as well as corporate social responsibility, and motivate youth towards working for social causes. A third-year high schooler at Sayreville War Memorial High School, Ojas Chitnis is an active member of the school’s Science Olympiad and Math Olympiad teams.

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  1. suniita

    Thank you so much; this is thrilling. i am so happy to see the brilliance of Indian youth shining forth here. Respect, value, and even reverence, in a sense of education that exists in culture of India- roots from original Gurukul system?- brings human development to a higher level. i expect to see much from youth of India including taking a large part in moving the planet forward through natural and manmade disasters into a new glorious age.
    Thank you for such a great newletter..just re-signed for it and always look forward to it, and also communicating with the wonderful youth at the company.
    Best of luck and God bless always.


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