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Congressional Internship Program

CHCI’s 2018 Congressional Internship Program Applications Open!

NEW 2018 Congressional Internship Applications Deadlines:

Spring 2018: September 29, 2017
Summer 2018: December 1, 2017
Fall 2018: March 9, 2018

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.

Gain Legislative Experience in Washington, D.C.

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

  • responding to constituent inquiries
  • writing policy briefs
  • conducting legislative research on issues such as education, health, foreign affairs, defense, science & technology, and many more
  • attending congressional hearings and policy briefings

On Fridays, Interns will have a full day centered on CHCI’s four Pillars of Leadership—Civic Engagement, Social Responsibility, Self Empowerment, and Promoting Community and Hispanic Culture. During these weekly sessions, participation in discussions surrounding issues that affect the Latino community will help Interns explore a variety topics while building strong relationships that can help throughout their career.

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Choose a Summer or Semester Internship

With CHCI internships offered year-round, students can apply for the program that best fits their college timeline and schedule. Their school may even offer academic credit for the internship experience.

Connect with Powerful Latino Leaders

CHCI Interns will meet accomplished leaders—including CHCI Alumni— dedicated to improving the Latino community. These leaders come 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.

Grow Your Professional Network

During the Congressional Internship Program, Interns build professional networks that open doors before and after graduation. This network includes the CHCI Alumni Association, made up of nearly 3,300 Latino professionals across the country who are ready to support each class in achieving their dreams.

Commit to Civic Engagement

CHCI Interns will participate in both individual and group service hours to give back to the local D.C. community and better understand the importance of “paying it forward” for the next generation.

Build Strong Friendships

CHCI Interns come to D.C. from across the country and Puerto Rico. They will meet fellow Latinos from different heritages and backgrounds—learning as much from each other as from the program. As they work together, serve the community, and explore the nation’s capital, Interns will build bonds that will last beyond the program.

CHCI Congressional Internship Program Flyer

Ready to Learn More?

Download the CHCI Congressional Internship Program Flyer or click here for Eligibility & Program Details.

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