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54524 / 2018-2019 Public Policy Fellowship Program
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

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Recent college graduates can take advantage of this paid fellowship, which opens doors for talented young Latinos who are pursuing a career in public policy. You will spend nine months working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and more—growing both personally and professionally during your fellowship experience.

As a CHCI Public Policy Fellow, you will immerse yourself in the legislative process, spending four days each week (Monday-Thursday) learning all facets of public policy. On Fridays, you will join other fellows for a full day of leadership development centered on CHCI’s four Pillars of Leadership—Civic Engagement, Social Responsibility, Self Empowerment, and Promoting Community and Hispanic Culture. Your weekly programming will also prepare you to fully understand policy issues facing the Latino community and how to propose effective solutions by critically examining all sides and implications of these issues. You will have extraordinary access to a myriad of Latino professionals— including accomplished CHCI Alumni—from a variety of industries, who generously give of their time as guest speakers and mentors. You will have opportunities to get to know their stories of personal achievement as well as challenges they overcame to be successful in their fields.

Our experience working as a CHCI Public Policy Fellow provides an impressive start to your professional résumé. Whether you want to remain in the public sector or take a position in the private sector, you will have unparalleled opportunities for meaningful work experience, outstanding leadership development, and establishing professional connections—with members of Congress, CHCI’s board, alumni and staff, supervisors and co-workers, and corporate partner liaisons, just to name a few—during your fellowship. In addition to working for members of Congress, fellows have worked with these and other remarkable organizations: AARP, American Bar Association, U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, National Council of La Raza, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, SEIU Service Employees International Union, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
Public Policy Fellowship Program (Graduating Seniors & Bachelor's Recipients, ALL majors)
- Paid 9-month fellowship in Washington, D.C.
- Domestic round-trip travel
- Health insurance
- Leadership Development Sessions

Applicants must have earned a Bachelor's Degree within two years of the program start date
- 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
- All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference will be given to individuals with financial need.
Note: Family members of members of the CHCI Board of Directors or Advisory Council are prohibited from participating in any of CHCI's charitable programs. "Family members" include the following individuals whether the relationship is biological or adoptive

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