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CHCI Welcomes Its 2016 Spring Congressional Interns to Washington, D.C.

Great first day of the CHCI Interns orientation with our Interim President & CEO, Cristina Antelo, and the National Executive Director of LULAC, Brent Wilkes!

CHCI welcomed the arrival of its 2016 Spring Congressional Internship class to Washington, D.C., on Monday, February 8. Twenty-two undergraduates arrived from 12 states to take part in the nationally-recognized CHCI Congressional Internship Program.

The 2016 Spring Congressional Internship class reflects the national diversity of the Latino community, representing 10 ethnic backgrounds, 22 academic institutions, and 15 academic majors.

The Congressional interns participate in weekly CHCI leadership and professional development sessions and meet with corporate representatives, national elected officials, and foreign dignitaries. They also engage in a community service project during their stay in Washington, D.C., underscoring the importance of giving back and sharing their valuable knowledge forward to their community.

CHCI’s 2016 Spring Congressional Internship Program is supported by Walmart– founding sponsor of the CHCI Semester Congressional Internship Program, UPS, Pearson and Southwest Airlines – the official airline of CHCI’s Leadership Development Programs.