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For the  2023-2024 program year (August 23, 2023 – May 24, 2024), CHCI is offering a selection of Post Graduate Fellowships to exceptional Latinos with advanced academic degrees from across the country. Post Graduate Fellows  gain unparalleled exposure and professional experience in a public policy focus area — equity, technology, K-12 education, health, housing, law, finance, environmentalism — and how to utilize their expertise to make a difference through a paid nine-month Fellowship in Washington, D.C. 

Post Graduate Fellows strengthen their policy skills through hands-on work in an office of their choice in Congress for the full nine months or opting to work the second half of the program in a Federal agency, national nonprofit or think tank (as noted below,  Bristol Myers Squibb and API Fellows work in their sponsor’s office for the second half). Fellows also participate in CHCI’s exceptional leadership development training program, write an issue brief, and develop/execute a Capitol Hill policy briefing related to their Fellowship policy focus area. 

This experience can help Fellows along any number of career paths, whether in the public, for profit or nonprofit sectors. Gaining deeper insight into how policy and legislation are formed, and institutions that shape commercial realities and strive to solve societal challenges, offer incredible opportunities for Fellows to stand out in today’s job market and accelerate their rise as leaders.Expand the openings below to learn more about these available Fellowships. Click “Apply Now” on this page or visit apply.chci.org to begin your application.

2023-2024 Meta Post Graduate Fellowship

CHCI offers exceptional Latinos with advanced academic degrees from across the country unparalleled exposure to a professional experience in the public policy arena through a paid nine-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. CHCI Facebook Graduate Fellows strengthen their policy skills through hands-on experience working for an office of their choice in Congress for the full nine months or opting to work the second half of the program in a Federal agency, national nonprofit or think tank.

Recent placements for Meta Post Graduate Fellows have included:

  • The Office of Senator Tom Udall
  • Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Center for American Progress

As part of the Fellowship, Fellows also participate in CHCI’s exceptional leadership development training program, write an issue brief, and develop/execute a Capitol Hill policy briefing.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have a degree, work and/or volunteer experience related to technology, computer science, engineering, marketing or communications, and/or political campaigns, and demonstrated leadership and passion for addressing issues at the intersection of tech policy and the Latino community.

2023-2024 Microsoft Environmental Innovation Post Graduate Fellowship

CHCI offers exceptional Latinos with advanced academic degrees from across the country unparalleled exposure to a professional experience in the public policy arena through a paid nine-month fellowship in Washington, D.C.. We  are seeking a post graduate fellow interested in evaluating how advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, when combined with smart public policy, can come together to develop workable, data-endorsed solutions to solve some of the toughest environmental challenges we face. 

The CHCI Microsoft Post Graduate Fellow will strengthen their policy skills through hands-on experience working for an office of their choice in Congress for the full nine months or opting to work the second half of the program in a Federal agency, national nonprofit or think tank.

As part of the Fellowship, Fellows also participate in CHCI’s exceptional leadership development training program, write an issue brief, and develop/execute a Capitol Hill policy briefing.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have a degree and/or work experience in any facet of the nexus between technology, public policy and environmentalism and demonstrated leadership and passion for addressing issues faced by the Latino community. The fellow will be asked to allow their passions to drive the direction of their fellowship; Whether that be exploring how best advanced technology can be harnessed to create more accurate climate predictions, to develop a sustainable and nutritious food supply for a growing global population or to accelerate the discovery, monitoring, and protection of biodiversity across our planet, just to cite a few examples.

2023-2024 Child Welfare Post Graduate Fellowship

CHCI offers exceptional Latinos with advanced academic degrees from across the country unparalleled exposure to a professional experience in the public policy arena in child welfare (including foster care, adoption, kinship care) and serving families at-risk of entering foster care through a paid nine-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. CHCI Child Welfare Graduate Fellows strengthen their policy skills through hands-on experience working for an office of their choice in Congress for the full nine months or opting to work the second half of the program in a Federal agency, national nonprofit or think tank. 

Potential placements for this fellowship include:

  • U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, U.S. House Financial Services and various other committees.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

As part of the Fellowship, Fellows also participate in CHCI’s exceptional leadership development training program, write an issue brief, and develop/execute a Capitol Hill policy briefing related to the child welfare issues above.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have a degree, work and/or volunteer experience related to serving vulnerable children and families and demonstrated leadership in addressing such issues faced by the Latino community. No specific degrees are required, but dedication and passion for helping families within their communities is greatly encouraged.  

2023-2024 Social Equity Post Graduate Fellowship

For over 40 years, CHCI has empowered Latino leaders and their communities to make a positive impact in our nation’s politics, culture, and society – yet, we know there is still work to be done. From inadequate healthcare, educational and financial disparities, and a lack of representation at all levels of government, Latinos are disproportionately impacted by the stark inequality that exists in this country. For the nearly quarter of Latinos in America who identify as Afro-Latino, these negative effects can be even more profound. 

CHCI offers exceptional Latinos with advanced academic degrees from across the country unparalleled exposure to a professional experience in the public policy arena through a paid nine-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. The CHCI Social Equity Post Graduate Fellow will strengthen their policy skills through hands-on experience working for an office of their choice in Congress for the full nine months or opting to work the second half of the program in a Federal agency, national nonprofit or think tank.

As part of the Fellowship, Fellows also participate in CHCI’s exceptional leadership development training program, write an issue brief, and develop/execute a Capitol Hill policy briefing.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have a degree, work and/or volunteer experience related to creating more equitable outcomes for Latinos in any policy area, and demonstrated leadership and passion for addressing issues faced by the Latino community.

2023-2024 Housing Post Graduate Fellowship

CHCI offers exceptional Latinos with advanced academic degrees from across the country unparalleled exposure to a professional experience in the public policy arena of housing through a paid nine-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. CHCI Housing Post Graduate Fellows strengthen their policy skills through hands-on experience working for an office of their choice in Congress for the full nine months or opting to work the second half of the program in a Federal agency, national nonprofit or think tank.

Recent placements for Housing Post Graduate Fellows have included:

  • The office of Representative Raúl Grijalva
  • U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House Financial Services Committee, U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget, U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, among other committees. 
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • The Urban Institute

As part of the Fellowship, Fellows also participate in CHCI’s exceptional leadership development training program, write a policy brief, and develop/execute a Capitol Hill policy briefing on housing.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have a degree, work and/or volunteer experience related to housing issues and demonstrated leadership and passion for addressing housing issues faced by the Latino community. While no specific degrees are required, recent Housing Post Graduate Fellows have had degrees in urban planning, regional planning, public administration, social work or migration studies.

2023-2024 Education Post Graduate Fellowship

CHCI offers exceptional Latinos with advanced academic degrees from across the country unparalleled exposure to a professional experience in the public policy arena of K-12 education through a paid nine-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. CHCI Education Post Graduate Fellows strengthen their policy skills through hands-on experience working for an office of their choice in Congress for the full nine months or opting to work the second half of the program in a Federal agency, national nonprofit or think tank.

Recent placements for Education Post Graduate Fellows have included:

  • The offices of Senators Michael Bennet and Tammy Baldwin, and Representatives Eric Swalwell, Teresa Leger Fernandez and Raul Grijalva 
  • U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor 
  • National Council for Community and Education Partnerships, UnidosUS, and National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

As part of the Fellowship, Fellows also participate in CHCI’s exceptional leadership development training program, write an issue brief, and develop/execute a Capitol Hill policy briefing on K-12 education.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have a degree, work and/or volunteer experience related to K-12 education issues and demonstrated leadership and passion for addressing educational issues faced by the Latino community. While no specific degrees are required, recent Education Post Graduate Fellows have had degrees in elementary education, teaching in bilingual education, urban education policy, public policy and administration, education policy, and Mexican American studies.

2023-2024 Law Post Graduate Fellowship

CHCI offers exceptional Latinos with advanced academic degrees from across the country unparalleled exposure to a professional experience in the public policy arena of nutritional health through a paid nine-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. CHCI Law Post Graduate Fellows strengthen their policy skills through hands-on experience working for an office of their choice in Congress for the full nine months or opting to work the second half of the program in a Federal agency, national nonprofit or think tank.

As part of the Fellowship, Fellows also participate in CHCI’s exceptional leadership development training program, write an issue brief, and develop/execute a Capitol Hill policy briefing.

Applicants must have a Juris Doctorate and volunteer experience related to creating more equitable outcomes for Latinos in any policy area, and demonstrated leadership and passion for addressing issues faced by the Latino community.

2023-2024 Health Post Graduate Fellowship

CHCI offers exceptional Latinos with advanced academic degrees from across the country unparalleled exposure to a professional experience in the public policy arena of health through a paid nine-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. CHCI Health Post Graduate Fellows strengthen their policy skills through hands-on experience working for an office of their choice in Congress for the full nine months or opting to work the second half of the program in a Federal agency, national nonprofit or think tank.

  • Recent placements for Health Post Graduate Fellows have included:
    The offices of Representatives Raul Ruiz, Rosa DeLauro and Jan Schakowsky
    The Office of Senator Ben Ray Lujan
    U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Congressional Hispanic Caucus
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    American Hospital Association and American Public Health Association

As part of the Fellowship, Fellows also participate in CHCI’s exceptional leadership development training program, write a policy brief, and develop/execute a Capitol Hill policy briefing on health.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have a degree, work and/or volunteer experience related to health issues and demonstrated leadership and passion for addressing health issues faced by the Latino community. While no specific degrees are required, recent Health Post Graduate Fellows have had degrees in public health, health behavior and health education, global medicine, health policy and administration, health services administration, and social work.

2023-2024 Bristol Myers Squibb Health Post Graduate Fellowship

CHCI offers exceptional Latinos with advanced academic degrees from across the country unparalleled exposure to a professional experience in the public policy arena of health through a paid nine-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. CHCI Bristol Myers Squibb Health Post Graduate Fellows strengthen their policy skills through hands-on experience working for an office of their choice in Congress for the first half of the fellowship, and then in the D.C. office of Bristol-Myers Squibb for the second half.

Recent Hill placements for Health Post Graduate Fellows have included:

  • The offices of Representatives Raul Ruiz, Rosa DeLauro and Jan Schakowsky
  • U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce; Congressional Hispanic Caucus

In the D.C. office of Bristol Myers Squibb, the Fellow will focus on policy issues related to access to medicine and bringing treatments to market, with an emphasis on services related to oncology, immunology and cardiovascular health, among others. Policy work will include the regulatory environment related to the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and/or Medicare as well as Food and Drug Administration governance of clinical trials and approval of drugs. The Fellow will participate in policy analysis and research, and will have the opportunity to attend panels, briefings and events supported by Bristol Myers Squibb. They will also have the opportunity to engage with Bristol Myers Squibb’s People Business Resource Groups, which are aimed at sustaining a culture of inclusion and diversity to achieve the company’s patient-focused mission.

As part of the Fellowship, Fellows also participate in CHCI’s exceptional leadership development training program, write an issue brief, and develop/execute a Capitol Hill policy briefing on health.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have a degree, work and/or volunteer experience related to health issues and demonstrated leadership and passion for addressing health issues faced by the Latino community. While no specific degrees are required, recent Health Post Graduate Fellows have had degrees in public health, epidemiology, global medicine, and health policy administration.

2023-2024 Finance Post Graduate Fellowship

CHCI offers exceptional Latinos with advanced academic degrees from across the country unparalleled exposure to a professional experience in the public policy arena through a paid nine-month fellowship in Washington, D.C.. We  are seeking a graduate fellow interested in working on economic policy issues. 

The CHCI Bank of America Finance Post Graduate Fellow will strengthen their policy skills through hands-on experience working for an office of their choice in Congress for the full nine months or opting to work the second half of the program in a Federal agency, national nonprofit or think tank.

Possible placements for Finance Post Graduate Fellows include:

  • Small Business Administration 
  • U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
  • U.S. House Committee on Financial Services 

As part of the Fellowship, Fellows also participate in CHCI’s exceptional leadership development training program, write an issue brief, and develop/execute a Capitol Hill policy briefing.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have a degree and/or work experience in economics, finance, business administration, and demonstrated leadership and passion for addressing issues faced by the Latino community.