Career Opportunities

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is the nation's premier Hispanic nonprofit leadership development organization. CHCI’s mission is to develop the next generation of Latino leaders through its award-winning leadership development programs. CHCI employs an exceptional and dynamic staff and offers a wide of array of competitive benefits including medical, dental, 401K with a company match, 15 days vacation and sick leave upon hire, tuition assistance, and a transportation subsidy. These are just a sample of the benefits provided to all full-time employees.


CHCI’s extensive convening power connects young Latinos to an influential and expansive network of leaders who are shaping our country’s future by keeping critical Latino issues on the national agenda. Additionally, CHCI helps maintain a pipeline of emerging Latino talent for government entities, corporations, nonprofits and other organizations.


Over the past ten years, CHCI has transformed itself into a leading nonprofit organization that has significantly expanded access for the Latino community. It has grown its budget to $10 million and its staff to roughly 30 people. Through its programs, CHCI has been directly impacting more than 1,700 students annually. Also, more than 3,400 highly accomplished alumni have successfully continued their journey beyond CHCI into the workforce as powerful leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Communications Intern

Position Summary:

For all positions, please send your resume and cover letter to:


The intern will engage in a wide variety of projects and initiatives to include:
  • Research and identify new sources and opportunities to promote organization’s work
  • Explore relevant speaking engagements for CEO
  • Draft press releases, op-eds and website content
  • Ensure social media visibility is strong and engaging
  • Monitor and compile social media statistics
  • Help develop collateral to assist with branding and marketing efforts
  • Assist in the development of profiles, videos and other collateral showcasing program participants and alumni
  • Routinely assess website to ensure content is relevant, engaging, and fluid
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Current undergraduate or graduate student interested in communications, public relations or marketing
  • Ability to multitask with autonomy
  • Ability to independently conduct research
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of Adobe software to include Photoshop, InDesign and a familiarity with web design and content management
  • Familiarity navigating social media platforms required

Please submit cover letter, resume and writing sample to Linda Thoms at

Development Manager

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Attention: Linda Thoms Director, Human Resources & Administration Fax (202) 546-2143

Position Summary:

/>Currently, CHCI is seeking to fill the following position(s).

The internships are unpaid but offer an excellent opportunity to learn and experience the inner workings of an exciting nonprofit organization. If interested please email your cover letter and resume to

• College graduate or pursuing a college degree.
• Strong computer literacy is necessary.
• Work a minimum of 30hrs/week.
• Must multi-task and work well under pressure.
• Excellent logistical and organizational skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Must be a self-starter and independent; understands the need for detail.
• Bilingual skills (Spanish-English) is a plus.
• If participating in a school internship program, requirements for that program must be submitted.
• Make a final presentation of your choice on how your newfound skills will help your career and personal goals.


  • Develop effective strategies to engage major donors and grow this funding base and work side-by-side with other members of the Development Team to cultivate, pitch, acknowledge, track, steward, and renew support.
  • Responsible for stewardship and renewal of all major donors as well as identifying prospects locally, nationally and globally who can be cultivated to support the organization with unrestricted, programmatic, and or event sponsorship gifts.
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and full cycle management of grant proposals to foundations and corporate sources.
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects.
  • Work with finance team to compile information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders.
  • Comply with all grants reporting as required by foundation/corporate funders.
  • Provide stewardship to current donors in portfolio and provide regular updates to donors.
  • Support Director and Chief Development Officer in performing advance work including research and securing meetings with prospective corporate and foundation donors.
  • Serve as a liaison to manage engagement with high level major donors, alumni, prospects, and other VIPs during events.
  • Ensure all relevant data is maintained and current in the donor management data base
  • Track relevant statistics and develop collateral for donor stewardship
  • Be independent and reliable on administrative tasks within projects and campaigns like updating data, mailings, and presentations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree with graduate work or advanced degree welcome
  • A minimum of 3 years progressive fundraising experience required, ideally with major donors and foundations.
  • Minimum two years grant writing experience with demonstrated results required
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources and basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Working knowledge of techniques to conduct effective prospect research.
  • Experience/aptitude with fundraising database products or other constituent relationship management systems preferred. Salesforce experience desired.
  • Previous experience with nonprofit fundraising desired.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment handling multiple projects
  • Absolutely professional approach and willingness to support the team fully, including peers and leadership, to fully meet the needs of a growing CHCI.
  • Highly organized and able to set objectives, manage, and see projects through to completion.
  • Unwavering commitment to CHCI’s mission of developing the next generation of Latino leaders and a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Innately curious, creative, and hungry to make a strong contribution to CHCI.
  • Position requires some travel and occasional evening and weekend work for events and donor meetings.
  • Data Systems Manager

    CHCI seeks a bright, motivated college student or recent graduate to provide integral support to its Communications team. This is an excellent opportunity to further a career in communications and marketing in the nonprofit sector. CHCI internships provide interns with hands-on experience in the organization's mission of developing the next generation of Latino leaders while honing their own leadership skills and making important career development connections. This is a paid position with the requirement the intern works a minimum of 20 hours weekly.

    Job Description:

    Reports to: Director, Corporate Relations

    • Responsible for developing, defining, planning, and implementation of solutions that are targeted towards measuring our organization’s impact and understanding how our organization allocates staff and other resources
    • Coordinates with team members and serves as an internal champion of all things system-related
    • Networks with internal and external partners within own area of expertise and pulls input from multiple projects or applications to ensure that organization maintains a holistic view of its data and impact
    • Interfaces with staff and executive team and acts as a subject matter expert and advocate for the staff involved. Provides strong collaboration and partnership within the organization in order to identify and resolve problems
    • Leads efforts to identify improvements to ensure data quality and integrity, operational efficiencies, quality staff user experience, organizational scalability, and quality client experience
    • Utilizes understanding of organization to translate project requirements into system requirements
      1. Uses initiative to find solutions in the community for common organizational database needs, and interfaces and coordinates consultants when needed. Serve as the subject matter expert and provides oversight to:
        • Ensure data is current and accurate
        • Train staff on system usage and provide on-demand support as needed
        • Maintain data integrity and security
        • Serve as the custodian of data, report design, and output
        • Stay abreast of relevant system(s) enhancements
    • Working knowledge of a customer relationship management system and its administration
    • Demonstrated experience regularly structuring data collection processes for reporting purposes
    • Working understanding of organizational programming metrics and demonstrated ability to establish measurable metrics
    • Provide primary oversight for data collection systems, data analytics, and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • BA/BS required.
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, business, public relations, annual, corporate or foundation giving
    • Proficiency in using CRM (SalesForce) to analyze, advocate and advise strategies relationship management
    • Fundraising operations knowledge
    • Ability to consistently provide a positive end-user experience
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Significant data analysis and project management experience preferred
    • Must be a self-starter with strong attention to detail, and who is willing to find answers to questions and ask broader Salesforce community members for help where applicable
    • Must be able a strong communicator who can both rally the team and set boundaries when needed
    • Experience with Salesforce Lightning version a plus

    Desired Skills:

    • Data management experience desired to include data modeling
    • Ability to translate technology requirements into user defined needs
    • Project management
    • Self-motivated
    • Comfortable making technical presentations to non-technical groups
    • Multi-tasking
    • Ad hoc reporting design
    • Please email cover letter and resume to Linda Thoms, HR Director at

    Scholarship and Administration Specialist

    This is a unique and exciting opportunity to help grow the revenue stream to produce a pipeline of talented leaders for the future.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    The Development Manager contributes to the continued expansion of CHCI’s major donor program to ensure that CHCI has optimal and diversified resources to meet its mission. The Development Manager works closely with the Director, Corporate Relations in advancing general unrestricted funding.

    • Manages all aspects of CHCI’s scholarship program including Scholarship and Scholar-Intern renewals, check disbursements, and regular scholar communication
    • Collects intern supervisor evaluations, intern exit interviews, and program evaluations
    • Tracks and reports data collected from program participants for funding and measurement purposes
    • Handles all administrative duties of CHCI’s scholarship and Scholar-Intern program including faxing, filing, mailing, copying, and phone and email inquiries. Prepares memoranda, composes letters and routine correspondence, and researches information
    • Supports Manager of Recruitment in efforts to recruit a strong applicant pool for each scholar-intern program

    The Development Manager is responsible for securing renewals of current major donors and partners through mindful and proactive stewardship, identifying and engaging new donors and partners, and supporting fundraising efforts across CHCI.

    • Assists with scheduling programming, including coordination of event space, communication with speakers, ordering lunch, preparing supplies, and processing payments
    • Tracks program spending against budgets and maintains financial records
    • Answers questions from potential applicants and assists with application system
    • Prepares memoranda, composes letters and routine correspondence, and researching information
    • Assists in programs specific special events like graduation, community service projects, and off-site events
    • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

    Qualifications & Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Two years of Administrative experience
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Knowledge and or relevant coursework in IT applications and database management preferred
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Understanding of basic accounting principles a plus
    • Bilingual – English / Spanish skills required
    • Must be comfortable with data, numbers, and tasks that require attention to detail
    • Strong team player; works well under pressure
    • A professional appearance and telephone manner is essential
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Must be a self-starter with strong organizational skills
    • Must be creative and flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities
    • Demonstrated commitment to helping Hispanic youth
    • Please email cover letter and resume to Linda Thoms, HR Director at


    Job Title: Office Manager
    Department: Executive
    Reports To: Director, Human Resources and Administration
    Status: Nonexempt


    The office manager plays a key and essential role in providing support across the entire organization and to their immediate supervisor. In this role you are often the first impression of the organization, and must demonstrate the utmost professionalism, dependability, strong interpersonal skills, and confidentiality.


    This position interacts routinely with a diverse group of important external callers, vendors, and visitors as well as internal contacts at all levels of the organization. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize diversified workload, and recommend changes in administrative practices or procedures to ensure efficiency. Provides critical support to supervisor for all administrative and facility-related functions.

    Primary Functions:

    - Greet all visitors promptly and in a professional manner
    - Answer incoming calls and transfer to the appropriate staff member
    - Ensure visitor waiting area is neat and welcoming at all times
    - Manage vendors responsible for providing building related services including but not limited to cleaning, maintenance, supplies, office equipment (copiers, computers, printers, postage etc.)
    - Schedule routine and on-demand maintenance
    - Monitor work of vendors when onsite
    - Review and process invoices for all facility related expenses, and ensure billing is accurate, and payment is timely
    - Maintain ongoing tracking mechanism for facility expenses to support cash flow analysis and budget preparation
    - Periodically conduct market research to ensure vendor cost and quality are competitive
    - Make recommendation for changes in vendor and or service that may result in greater efficiency, quality, and cost savings
    - Order and maintain all supplies
    - Review and process supply invoices, and ensure billing is accurate, and payment is timely
    - Place supplies as designated throughout the building
    - Periodically check in with staff for non-standard supplies that may be needed for a special event or initiative
    - Ensure all office equipment functioning properly to include copiers, postage machine, individual staff printers etc.
    - Prepare work areas for new staff and onsite interns to include designation and set up of computer and phone
    - Provide instructions for use of phone, copiers, postage machine etc.
    - Interface with IT vendor to establish email and desktop applications
    - Monitor monthly billing to ensure accuracy
    - Perform other duties as assigned


    - Bachelor’s degree or extensive and relevant experience required
    - A minimum of three years’ administrative experience required
    - Proficient in all Microsoft Office software required
    - Must demonstrate the utmost confidentiality and professionalism
    - Facility and vendor management experience required
    - Must be creative and flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities. - Strong logistical and organizational skills required.
    - Strong oral and written communication skills required
    - Strong team player; works well under pressure.
    - Strong attention to detail and follow-through


    Job Title: CHCI Alumni Relations Intern
    Department: External Affairs
    Reports To: Associate Manager, Alumni Relations
    Status: Temporary


    CHCI seeks a bright, motivated college student or recent graduate to provide essential assistance to its Alumni Relations team. This is an excellent opportunity to further a career in communications and marketing in the nonprofit sector. CHCI internships provide interns with hands-on experience in the organization's mission of developing the next generation of Latino leaders, while honing their own leadership skills and making important career development connections. The Alumni Intern works closely with the Associate Manager of Alumni Relations and the Director of Alumni Relations, assisting in the day-to-day operations of the CHCI Alumni Association and its membership of over 3,400 alumni and eleven regional chapters across the country. The Intern will help promote the CHCI Alumni Association and build valuable, professional contacts in the Washington D.C. area.


    ● Assist with the creation and dissemination of content across Alumni web pages, social media platforms; updates relevant Alumni marketing materials as needed.
    ● Assist in the planning and development of Alumni programming throughout the year.
    ● Conducts research of Alumni according to region, sector and area of expertise.
    ● Supports the maintenance of the CHCI Alumni database.
    ● Practices effective organization for administrative tasks including but not limited to filing, mailing, copying/scanning, phone and mail inquiries.
    ● Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


    ● Completed - or working toward - college degree
    ● Strong computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook and PowerPoint) required
    ● Working knowledge of social media tools and platforms (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram) required
    ● Working knowledge Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop) preferred
    ● Working knowledge and some proficiency in database management preferred
    ● Ability to exercise discretion when handling confidential alumni records
    ● Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, required
    ● Must be a self-starter and able to work well independently
    ● Must be detail-oriented; possess strong logistical and organizational skills
    ● Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus
    ● Positive attitude and enthusiasm for the mission of CHCI


    ● Flexible schedule: Minimum 20 hours a week; length of commitment is negotiable
    ● Compensation: This is an unpaid internship.
    ● If participating in a school internship program, requirements for that program must be submitted


    TITLE: Manager, Alumni Relations
    REPORTS TO: Director, Community Engagement


    This is a unique and exciting opportunity to support the efforts to produce a pipeline of talented leaders of the future. The Manager, Alumni Relations is responsible for the overall management of alumni fundraising initiatives and related programs. Working with the Director, Community Engagement develops and implements strategies to cultivate, solicit and steward alumni with capacity and giving history of $500+ annually and manages a portfolio of 50 - 80+ donors and prospects. The Manager provides oversight and guidance to the development and growth of its alumni chapters driving direction and goals, and maintaining continual communication with chapter leaders and members. Collaborates with the communications, events, and program teams to frame effective messaging, create sustainable events, and facilitate engagement in programmatic outreach initiatives.


    • Research and qualify prospects appropriately aligned with support of institutional programs and initiatives.
    • Develop collateral material for alumni including success stories, statistics, brochures e-communications, and program reports.
    • Oversee the development and growth of alumni chapters
    • Design and deliver quarterly alumni events to provide them with opportunities for enhanced relationships with CHCI
    • Collaborate with communications, events, and program teams to develop strategic messaging, design and deliver engaging events, and to facilitate involvement in programmatic initiatives to include outreach, mentorship, and fundraising
    • Work with alumni chapters to select recipients of the annual alumni award
    • Update and maintain alumni information in the CRM database.
    • Develop prospect lists for major fundraising events to include annual conference and gala
    • Qualify prospects and conduct all outreach and solicitation to secure sales
    • Perform other duties as assigned


    • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered
    • Bachelor's degree required.
    •A minimum of 3-4 years of individual fundraising or alumni engagement experience.
    •Experience with prospect research (Wealth Engine or other tools), gift solicitation and proposal writing.
    • Self-motivated, intuitive team player.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, database management and social media.
    • Experience working with Salesforce is a plus
    • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
    • Comfortable working with people in leadership positions
    • Ability to think strategically, and systematically organize activities and information
    • Willingness to take risks and solve problems creatively
    • Ability to travel 10 to 20% of the time