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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
"Developing the next generation of Latino Leaders"

Congressional Summer Internships and Public Policy Fellowships in Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institutes summer internship and nine-month fellowship offers students the opportunity to experience firsthand how laws are created and to gain a deep understanding of how government works. Through these programs, interns and fellows work alongside more experienced professionals to learn about the intricacies of the democratic process and gain exposure to current issues in public policy.

The intensive work experience is enhanced through a leadership development curriculum, which allows participants to meet national leaders, discuss issues of common concern, develop teamwork strategies, and collaborate in community service projects. Through theses sessions participants strengthen their professional skills while creating a strong network of emerging Hispanic leaders.

Summer Internships Program: The Summer Internship Program offers Latin students the opportunity to work for two months on Capitol Hill and gain a better understanding of how laws are created. The program is open to undergraduate students from across the country. Eligibility requirements include academic achievement in community affairs and leadership potential. No specific major is required. Selected participants receive round-trip domestic transportation to Washington, D.C., housing at a local university, and a stipend. Please call for the application deadline.

Fellowship Program: The fellowship offers recent college graduates and graduate students the opportunity to work for one academic year in congressional offices and committees, federal agencies, Washington-based media, and national advocacy organizations. Fellows select their placements according to their professional interests and work on specific policy issues, such as education, international affairs, telecommunications, public health, etc. Eligibility requirements include academic achievement, strong communication and analytical skills, active involvement in community affairs and leadership potential. Selected participants receive round-trip domestic transportation to Washington, D.C., medical coverage, and a stipend. Please call for the application deadline.

For additional information or to request an application, please contact CHCI at:

504 Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002

Toll Free: (800) EXCEL DC           FAX: (202) 546-2143

             (202) 546-1771                Web Site: http://www.chci.org