During the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's (CHCI) 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.
CHCI Congressional Interns learn firsthand how the legislative system works, spending four days each week 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 programming days, 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. CHCI’s curriculum is centered around a graduate-level non-credit public policy course taught by The George Washington University Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute and Trachtenberg School of Public Policy.
Fall 2019 application deadline: February 15, 2019
For more information, visit https://chci.org/programs/congressional-internship-program/.