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CHCI's 2022 Congressional Internship Program

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Company Name: 
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Industry: 
Government
Application Due Date: 
Friday, October 1, 2021
Location: 
Other
Paid: 
Yes
Amount: 
Stipend: $3,750 (Fall/Spring), $3,125 (Summer)
Federal Work-Study Eligible Site: 
No
Qualify for WIRCCS Scholarship: 
No
Description: 

Join the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) in Washington, D.C. for a fast-paced, hands-on internship on Capitol Hill.
 
The program is now accepting applications from college students and recent graduates to serve as a Congressional Intern in the halls of power in Washington, D.C. You’ll gain invaluable experience in forging your career journey by working closely with the Hill staffers, policy experts, and elected officials who are tackling our nation’s most urgent challenges.

Real-world experience in Congress will be enhanced by weekly programming sessions with CHCI. Program activities include:

  • Connecting with powerful Latino leaders from a wide range of professional backgrounds, from Capitol Hill and Fortune 500 companies to NGOs and nonprofits 
  • Enhancing your policy understanding through a non-credit, graduate level course presented by the George Washington University and conversations with policy experts
  • Exploring the Latino experience in the United States by learning about the rich diversity within the community, examining identity, and grounding yourself in data
  • Growing and expanding your professional network to include more than 4,100 members of the CHCI Alumni Association from across the country and Puerto Rico
  • Committing to civic engagement, including group and individual service projects to give back to the D.C. community

Additional benefits include:

  • Congressional office placement
  • Stipend of $3,750 (Fall/Spring), $3,125 (Summer)
  • Domestic round-trip transportation to Washington, D.C.
  • Furnished housing
  • Leadership Training and Development
  • Metro transportation benefits
  • Health insurance, with premiums covered by CHCI

PROGRAM DATES
Please note, the following dates are subject to change with the release of the congressional calendar, expected before the end of 2021:

  • Spring 2022: January 24 – April 15, 2022 (12 weeks)
  • Summer 2022: May 31 – August 5, 2022 (10 weeks)
  • Fall 2022: August 29 – November 18 (12 weeks)

SELECTION PROCESS
The selection process is competitive. CHCI receives at 15 applications for every one available summer internship opportunity and five applications for every one available spring or fall internship opportunity. CHCI processes applications to identify the most qualified candidates. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee composed by Alumni, Board of Directors and CHCI staff. A selected number of applicants are chosen based on the quality of their application.

Note: All individuals are welcome to apply. However, it should be noted that preference will be given to individuals with financial need.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

Minimum Requirements: 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • 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. 
    • Spring 2022 Program: Must be enrolled full time during Fall 2021 semester/quarter. Fall 2021 quarter/semester graduates may apply.
    • Summer 2022 Program: Must be enrolled full time during Spring 2022. Spring 2022 quarter/semester graduates may apply.
    • Fall 2022 Program: Must be enrolled full time during Spring 2022 OR Summer 2022 (Summer enrollment not required).  Spring 2022 quarter/semester and Summer 2022 graduates may apply.
  • Note: If selected as a finalist, all individuals will be required to provide confirmation 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 new 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.
  • Family members of CHCI Board or Advisory Board Members are prohibited from participating in any of CHCI’s charitable programs (e.g., scholarships, internships, etc.). Applications by such family members will not be considered.
    • Note: “Family members” include the following individuals regardless of whether the relationship is biological or adoptive:
      • Immediate family – includes spouse, domestic partner, ex-spouse, parents, siblings, half-siblings, children, stepchildren, grandparents, grandchildren, step-parents, step-siblings
      • Related by marriage – includes son-in-law, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law
      • Extended family, either natural or by marriage – includes nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and first cousins

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