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For the last 40 years, CHCI has forged a critical pathway to Educate, Empower, and Connect our nation’s future Latino leaders, creating a transformative and lasting Impact on Latino youth and our nation. Learn more about CHCI’s history.

CHCI hosts a platform of leadership development programs, which equip young Latino leaders with the tools they need to be successful in the public and private sectors. Through our educational and leadership development programs, CHCI is committed to our mission of Developing the Next Generation of Latino Leaders®.

When are applications due?

The application for the Latino Hill Staff Academy 2023 is due by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on January 24, 2023.

When will I know if I have been accepted into the academy?

Notifications will be sent out by early February

How do I know if I’m eligible

The CHCI Latino Hill Staff Academy recommends that you be a full-time staff employed by the United States Congress, in any role (e.g. Staff Assistant to Chief of Staff); consideration will be made for those who are or have experienced a transition of the Hill and have a strong interest in returning to the Hill.

Can more than one person from the same office apply to the academy?

Yes. More than one applicant from the same office is welcome to apply to the Academy.

I have already completed a CHCI program and am an alumni, am I eligible to participate in the academy?

Yes. CHCI alumni are welcome to apply to the program.

I am currently a hill staffer but may be transitioning from my role, can I still apply?

Yes. Please apply and let CHCI know of any changes in your employment status. Consideration will be made for those in transition who aspire to or have a strong interest in returning to employment on the Hill.

What do I need to complete my application?

A complete application consists of:

  • Demographic Information
  • One essay question (500 words max.)
  • PDF version of your resume or your curriculum vitae

What is the essay word limit?

Please keep your response to a maximum of 500 words.

Is there an interview involved?

There is no interview involved. We will, however, schedule a call with all applicants accepted into the program to learn more about what you expect to learn and gain from the academy.

Can only latinos apply to CHCI programs?

Applicants interested in making an investment in the Latino community and/or working on policies that affect the Latino population are welcome to apply to any and all CHCI programs.

However, please note that preference will be given to applicants that identify as Latino/a/x.

Does my supervisor need to approve my participation?

Please see your individual office policy on participating in professional development opportunities with organizations off the Hill.

What if I can not make all the sessions?

CHCI understands the demands of working on Capitol Hill. This program was designed to meet the needs of staffers by combining both in-person and virtual, asynchronous learning sessions. We highly encourage you to attend the learning sessions, however, if you can not make a session, please let us know as soon as possible.