On the occasion of the 83rd birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) is announcing the launch of the Washington Internship Program for Tibetan Americans (WIPTA).

Through this program, ICT will assist young Tibetan Americans by providing information, placement, and stipends for internship opportunities in Federal offices Washington, DC. Those eligible will be placed in the offices of Members of Congress, as well other Federal entities.

Through this program, Tibetan Americans will gain exposure to the functioning of the American federal government, develop skills needed to excel in their career, unleash their natural leadership abilities, and learn directly from officials and staff who are responsible for the governance of this country.

Matteo Mecacci, President of the International Campaign for Tibet, says, “ICT was founded to support the Dalai Lama’s vision for the welfare of the Tibetan people. The Washington Internship Program for Tibetan Americans is part of ICT’s effort to empower the burgeoning Tibetan American community, by providing meaningful opportunities and exposure to the American political process, in order to foster their civic engagement. ICT looks forward to working with the next generation of Tibetan American leaders and to providing them with a rich environment where their talent and aspirations can flourish and benefit both American society and the Tibetan people.”

ICT will start accepting WIPTA applications in the Fall of 2018, and the program will begin in 2019.

Interested individuals can learn more from our website.