The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) supports nine-month public policy internships in Washington D.C. for Latino/a recent college graduates. Fellows gain exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and undertake work and leadership development experiences that help them to grow both personally and professionally. The program is designed to prepare fellows to fully understand policy issues facing the Latino community and teach them how to propose effective solutions by critically examining all sides and implications of these issues.
Applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s Degree within two years of the program start date and must demonstrate high academic achievement (preference of 3.0 GPA or higher) as well as leadership skills and service experience. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are authorized to work full-time in the U.S. Preference will be given to individuals with financial need.