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54523 / Spring Congressional Internship Program 2018
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

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During CHCI’s paid summer and semester internships, promising Latino undergraduate students experience what it’s like to work in a congressional office, while participating in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service. Our internship program serves students with any major and can also provide an opportunity for academic credit.

Interns learn firsthand about how the legislative system works, spending four days each week (Monday-Thursday) working on Capitol Hill. Usually, you are placed with a member of Congress who serves a district in your home state performing meaningful work.

You will meet incredibly accomplished Latino leaders—including CHCI Alumni—who are dedicated to improving the Latino community. Leaders from a wide range of professional backgrounds, including Capitol Hill, Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, nonprofits, and other organizations that support Latino education and leadership development, will spend time mentoring you.

The time you spend in CHCI’s Congressional Internship Program will help build your professional network, which will help open doors upon graduation. This includes building relationships with the CHCI Alumni Association, a network of nearly 3,300 Latino professionals located across the country who are ready to support you in achieving your dreams.

As a CHCI Intern, you will participate in both individual and group service hours to give back to the local community. Through this participation, you will better understand how important it is to remain socially involved and "pay it forward" for the next generation of Latino leaders.

CHCI Interns come to D.C. from across the country and Puerto Rico. You will meet fellow Latinos from different heritages and backgrounds—learning as much from each other as you do from the program. As you work together, discuss issues, attend events, serve the community, and spend time exploring the nation’s capital, you will build bonds that will last beyond the internship program.

Congressional Internship Program Benefits:
•Paid 12 wk internship in the office of a congressional member
•Domestic round-trip travel to Washington, D.C.
•Housing expenses covered
•Academic Credit
•Leadership Training, Networking and More
Desired Skills

•Students must currently be enrolled full time and working towards their undergraduate degree
Note: If selected as a finalist, all individuals will be required to provide confirmation of enrollment to participate in the program.
•Individuals that will graduate in the May or June prior to the Summer session are NOT eligible, but are eligible to participate in the Public Policy Fellowship Program.
•Community college individuals graduating in June are eligible for the Summer session if they are transferring to a new institution come the Fall semester. If selected, they will be required to provide confirmation of enrollment at new institution for the Fall semester.
•High academic achievement (preference of 3.0 GPA or higher)
•Evidence of leadership skills and potential for leadership growth
•Demonstrated commitment to public service-oriented activities
•Superior analytical skills, outstanding oral and written communication skills
•Applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.

Note: Individuals who are seeking consideration under the "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival" (DACA) policy must possess an Employment Authorization Document at the time of application
•Note: Family members of CHCI Board or Advisory Board Members are prohibited from participating in any of CHCI’s charitable programs Applications by such family members will not be considered.

Internship duties may Include, but are not limited to:
•Responding to constituent inquiries
•Drafting correspondence and memos
•Attending congressional hearings and legislative briefings
•Conducting legislative research
•Writing legislative memos and policy briefings
•Data entry and analysis
•Assisting with general office operations

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Washington D.C.
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