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Oxford Alum Provides Essential Career Advice to Young Leaders in His New Internship Guide

Written by State Department and former Capitol Hill staffer Steeve Simbert, The Young Leader’s Guide to Internships, Scholarships, and Fellowships in Washington, D.C. and Beyond provides useful insight for young people seeking a career in Washington, D.C. Both a Georgetown and an Oxford alumnus, Simbert shares the same innovative and strategic tactics that he used to secure over $300,000 in scholarship opportunities.

Serving as a comprehensive resource to help students and young leaders navigate the maze of Washington, D.C., The Young Leader’s Guide is structured as follows:

Successful Mindset

We have dedicated the first section of this guide to sharing with you the mindsets of ultra-successful people, which will help guide you toward your educational and career success.

Application Process

In this section, we share with you unique strategies to simplify the application process and make your application shine like a star.


In this section, we provide you with all the resources you need to acquire skills and experiences through internships — not only within the government and the nonprofit community, but also in the private sector, including consulting firms, law firms, technology industries, and a wide array of companies, from Adobe to YouTube. We present these listings in a way that is easy to navigate and fun to read.

Scholarships and Fellowships

This section on financing your college and graduate education lists hundreds of scholarships and fellowships, from the highly prestigious to the lesser-known.

Clickable Links

To save you valuable time, the links in the Table of Contents are clickable, allowing you to navigate easily to the most relevant chapters. Similarly, each of the over 800 internship, scholarship, and fellowship listings in the guide includes a clickable link to a specific webpage with more information. The website links appear in a shortened form, and all information and links are up-to-date and actionable.

Insider’s Tips

Throughout this book, we share key resources and tips with you that mainly Washingtonians know about.

Additional Resources

The closing section of this book provides information to assist you with the challenging task of finding housing in the Washington, D.C., area, along with activities to enjoy in your leisure time and tips on healthy practices for developing a sustainable lifestyle.


The appendices include full citations and links to the sources we utilized while compiling this guide, as well as additional resources we recommend for your exploration.

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Many people have helped me on my journey, and I wholeheartedly believe I have a duty to pay it forward by mentoring students and young leaders along the way. If you are a young leader who wants to excel in your career, achieve your dreams, and change the world — The Young Leader’s Guide is for you. Order a copy for yourself, your friends, and all your family members TODAY on Amazon!

Your success is my mission,
Steeve Simbert

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