Employer: Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Job Title: Internship Program - Pain
Additional Information: https://chci.org/programs/congressional-internship-program/
Application is Due: March 1, 2024
With CHCI’s paid internships offered during the Summer and Fall, students can apply for the program that best fits their college timeline and schedule.
CHCI interns will meet accomplished leaders—including CHCI Alumni— dedicated to improving the Latino community. These leaders come from a wide range of professional backgrounds, including Capitol Hill, Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, nonprofits, and other organizations that support Latino education and leadership development.
The Congressional Internship Program (CIP) equips participants with legislative knowledge, cultural competency, an extensive network and personal and professional leadership skills. CHCI interns come to D.C. from across the country and Puerto Rico. They will meet fellow Latinos from different heritages and backgrounds—learning as much from each other as from CHCI. As they work together, serve the community, and explore the nation’s capital, interns will build bonds that will last beyond the program.
Interns will attend weekly programming sessions centered on CHCI’s four Pillars of Leadership—Self Discovery, Transformation through Collective Power, Rooted in my Strength, and Planting Seeds for Tomorrow. The CHCI pillars provide the support needed to strategize and produce organized, culturally relevant programming with timely content to create opportunities, transform, influence, and connect the next generation of Latino leaders.
- Attend one-week orientation and weekly leadership development sessions
- Work a minimum of 32 hours a week in congressional office assignment
- Participate in all CHCI-sponsored activities
- Complete community service hours
- Comply with CHCI policies regarding work performance and personal conduct
- High academic achievement (preference of 3.0 GPA or higher)
- Evidence of leadership skills and potential for leadership growth
- Demonstrated commitment to public service-oriented activities
- Superior analytical skills, outstanding oral and written communication skills
- Students must currently be enrolled full time and working towards their undergraduate degree in the academic period prior to participation. Recent graduates who graduate in the term immediately prior to the program session may apply
- Summer 2024 Program: Must be enrolled full time during Spring 2024 (Spring 2024 quarter/semester graduates may apply)
- Fall 2024 Program: Must be enrolled full time during Spring 2024 OR Summer 2024 (Summer enrollment not required). Spring 2024 quarter/semester and Summer 2024 graduates may apply
- If selected as a finalist, all individuals will be required to provide proof of enrollment to participate in the program
- Community college individuals graduating in June are eligible for the Summer session if they are transferring to a 4-year institution come the Fall semester. If selected, they will be required to provide confirmation of enrollment at new institution for the Fall semester.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization. International students on F-1 or M-1 visas are not eligible for CHCI programs
- NOTE: Individuals who are seeking consideration under the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) policy must be eligible to work and possess valid employment authorization at the time of acceptance, and must maintain continuous lawful employment authorization for the duration of the program for which the person is applying