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During the global pandemic the health, safety and well-being of our staff and program participants is a priority and of our utmost concern. Our participants will engage in a series of unique virtual opportunities where they will receive leadership development in the areas of public policy, civic engagement and networking with their peers, and access to Latino leadership. We will continue to follow CDC guidelines and precautions. Please check this page for further updates.

Mildred Otero
“A CHCI fellowship gave me access to a world I never would have entered, and the chance to touch children’s and families’ lives. It amplified my voice to heights my immigrant parents could never have imagined. There are thousands just like me.” -Mildred Otero, Senior Vice President for National Impact, Leadership for Educational Equity, 2003-2004 CHCI Public Policy Fellow

Read Mildred’s article in The 74 on how CHCI has impacted her professional and personal life.

CHCI Programs: Early Career Training Webinar Series

CHCI is proud to announce the launch of our virtual recruitment series. Join us for a series of events designed to make you a more competitive applicant for CHCI or any leadership development program. All events will feature information about all of CHCI’s professional programs, unless the session title notes a focus on a specific program.

Public Policy Fellowships

Begin your path toward becoming one of our nation’s future Latino policymakers. Recent college graduates can take advantage of this paid nine-month fellowship, which opens doors for talented young Latinos who are pursuing a career in public policy.

2022-2023 Fellowship Program Dates: August 29, 2022 – May 26, 2023
  • Application Launch: October 1, 2021

Graduate Fellowships

Designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area, this paid nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino change makers, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

2022-2023 Fellowship Program Dates: August 29, 2022 – May 26, 2023
  • Application Launch: October 1, 2021

Congressional Internships

During CHCI’s paid summer and semester internships, promising Latino undergraduates experience what it’s like to work in a congressional office while participating in weekly professional and leadership development training.

All applications launch: July 15, 2021

R2L NextGen

Spend a week exploring Washington, D.C., while creating lasting friendships and wonderful memories, during this all-expense paid leadership experience designed just for Latino high school students.

Program Dates: Tentatively weeks of June 12-17 and July 17-22, 2022

  • Application launch: October 15, 2021

Virtual Leadership Institute (VLI)

Success is about persistence. It’s about trying and failing. It’s about learning from your mistakes. And it’s about seeking help from others who’ve been through it. Think of the Virtual Leadership Institute (VLI) as a meeting place where you’ll have access to resources that’ll help you get to where you want to be.

CHCI NextOpp

A new powerful online version of its National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino Students. Students, parents and educators can more easily search, save and share life-changing opportunities across the United States based on their unique profile, location, and interests.