By George Bao Aug. 11, 2016
SAN GABRIEL, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – From colleges to the White House, as students who have a chance to intern at Federal Government in Washington, DC, they owe much to the sponsorship by the International Leadership Foundation.
Sean Fisher, Victoria Peng and Janel Mendoza won their opportunities to intern in the U.S. Capital this year, who had a chance to work with different departments at the Federal level, an experience that will have a great impact on their future career. The three of them came to Southern California Thursday to talk about their experience.
Chiling Tone, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of International Leadership Foundation, said the experience to do internship in Washington, DC has enabled young leaders of the future to better understand how the Federal Government is run and how leaders in the U.S. capital are working.
She said at the International Leadership Foundation, she strives to develop young leaders in the United States, Asia and the Pacific Rim in the fields of public service, entrepreneurship and international relations.
She said investing in people, especially in the Asian Pacific American youth is very important because they are the future of the society.
The International Leadership Foundation has arranged about 1,000 Asian students to intern at different levels of the Federal Government in the past 16 years.
Youth Ambassador Vincent Liu, former fellows Gene Kim and Ed Chen were also present to give their experiences as interns in Washington, DC.