In 1978, a small group of Hispanic members of Congress established the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) to develop the next generation of Latino leaders with a clear vision of a strong America made possible with the many contributions of educated and civic-minded Latino leaders engaged in and contributing to all aspects of U.S. society. This vision was founded on three cornerstones for success: education attainment and college access, leadership development programs in D.C., and access to a powerful network of Latino leaders in the United States.

Today CHCI is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) leadership development organization in the country firmly rooted in the same three mission cornerstones laid by our founders: Educate, Empower, Connect.

Current Opportunities for Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

R2L NextGen

Opportunity Type: Pre-college Program
Application Deadline: April 17, 2018
Description: Each year, CHCI brings students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade to participate in the R2L NextGen program, a week-long leadership training in Washington, D.C. During the program students gain a deeper understanding of the importance of their role as engaged citizens, meet with key leaders, participate in study visits at historic sites and develop a deeper understanding of how they can affect positive change in their communities and their nation.

CHCI Congressional Internship Program (Spring)

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: November 04, 2018
Description: The purpose of the Congressional Internship Program (CIP) is to expose young Latinos to the legislative process and to strengthen their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill and in Federal Agencies.

The Congressional Internship Program provides college students with a paid work placement in a Congressional Office or Federal Agency for a period of twelve weeks (Spring/Fall) or eight weeks (Summer). This unmatched experience allows students to learn first hand about our nation's legislative process.

Promising Latino undergraduates from across the country are selected for this leadership training program.  Students gain work experience, participate in a community service project, and receive educational and professional programming provided by CHCI. This comprehensive three-prong approach provides extraordinary learning and networking opportunities for students.

CHCI Congressional Internship Program (Summer)

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: January 22, 2018
Description: The purpose of the Congressional Internship Program (CIP) is to expose young Latinos to the legislative process and to strengthen their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill and in Federal Agencies.

Internships are offered every semester. For other CHCI internship listings, please click on the CHCI provider link.

CHCI Congressional Internship Program (Fall)

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: April 24, 2018
Description: The purpose of the Congressional Internship Program (CIP) is to expose young Latinos to the legislative process and to strengthen their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill and in Federal Agencies.

Internships are offered every semester. For other CHCI internship listings, please click on the CHCI provider link.

Marketing and Communications Internship

Opportunity Type: Internship
Description: CHCI seeks a bright, motivated college student or recent graduate to provide essential assistance to its Marketing & Communications team. The Intern will help promote large-scale, national events and build valuable, professional contacts in the Washington D.C. area. This is an excellent opportunity to further a career in marketing and/or social media. CHCI internships provide students hands on experience in the organization's mission of developing the next generation of Latino leaders, while honing their own leadership skills and making important career development connections. POSITION OVERVIEW: The Marketing Intern works closely with the communications team to help promote the organization’s key programmatic fundraising events, Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). The 2013 HHM events will be celebrated from September 30 to October 2 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Attendance is anticipated to exceed 4,000 attendees for CHCI’s Public Policy Conference and 36th Annual Awards Gala. Combined, these events represent the largest and most prestigious gathering of Hispanic leaders in the nation. Attendees and guests will include national leaders, elected officials, corporate executives, community activists, educators, entertainers, and media personalities. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The intern’s primary projects will be coordinating social media in support of the MarCom Manager. • Help research and curate content for social media • Help develop a Social Media Toolkit for speakers, panelists, and media partners • Help develop a Facebook Trivia Contest using Wildfire for Hispanic Heritage Month • Some general office administration

This is an unpaid internship; however, the intern will receive letters of recommendation as appropriate, along with an evaluation upon completion. Flexible schedule: hours and length of commitment are negotiable. The intern will be invited to work onsite September 29 – October 2 for the event and gala. PLEASE SEND RÉSUMÉ AND COVER LETTER TO: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Attention: Linda Thoms, Director, Human Resources lthoms@chci.org Washington, D.C. 20002 • Fax (202) 546-2143

Public Relations and Media Department Internship

Opportunity Type: Internship
Description: Help draft, pitch, and edit Press Releases and Media Advisories for CHCI programs and events. Draft articles for CHCI Newsletter and other marketing collateral, as needed. Compose and maintain press lists and provide support for media at events as assigned. Organize press packets for events. Prepare and distribute daily clips for CHCI staff on Hispanic education, statistics, sponsors, competitors and other relevant topics. Catalog all media coverage.

PLEASE SEND RÉSUMÉ AND COVER LETTER TO: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Attention: Linda Thoms Manager, Human Resources lthoms@chci.org Washington, D.C. 20002 Fax (202) 546-2143 DISCLAIMER The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. CHCI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

College Access & Readiness Programs Internship

Opportunity Type: Internship
Description: Help manage CHCI’s College Access & Readiness Programs. Play a key role in the development of projects related to college access initiatives for Latinos across the country such as: High School Latino Leaders in DC, Ready to Lead events, Scholarships and CHCI’s educational resources. In addition, CHCI’s interns are exposed to networking, shadowing, and mentoring opportunities with leaders, and receive ongoing professional development training from staff. The ideal candidate would be able to start immediately and continue through the end of the summer semester (20-30 hours per week, depending on availability).

PLEASE SEND RÉSUMÉ AND COVER LETTER TO: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Attention: Linda Thoms Manager, Human Resources lthoms@chci.org Washington, D.C. 20002 Fax (202) 546-2143 DISCLAIMER The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. CHCI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

CHCI Graduate Fellowship Program

Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Application Deadline: February 05, 2018
Description: CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino changemakers, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

CHCI Public Policy Fellowship

Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Application Deadline: February 16, 2018
Description: Begin your path toward becoming one of our nation’s future Latino policymakers. Recent college graduates can take advantage of this paid fellowship, which opens doors for talented young Latinos who are pursuing a career in public policy. You will spend nine months working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and more—growing both personally and professionally during your fellowship experience.

CHCI STEM Graduate Fellowship

Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Application Deadline: February 05, 2018
Description: CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino changemakers, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

CHCI Housing Graduate Fellowship

Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Application Deadline: February 05, 2018
Description: CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino changemakers, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

CHCI Health Graduate Fellowship

Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Application Deadline: February 05, 2018
Description: The CHCI Graduate Fellowship Program helps provide exceptional Latino college graduates from across the country unparalleled exposure to professional experience in the public policy arenas of education, health, housing, law, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) while participating in CHCI’s nationally acclaimed leadership development training program. Graduate Fellows also have the opportunity to publish a policy paper and develop/execute a policy summit.

CHCI Higher Education Graduate Fellowship

Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Application Deadline: February 05, 2018
Description: CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino changemakers, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

CHCI Secondary Education Graduate Fellowship

Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Application Deadline: February 05, 2018
Description: CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino changemakers, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

CHCI Law Graduate Fellowship

Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Application Deadline: February 05, 2018
Description: CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino changemakers, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

Contact Information

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
300 M Street SE, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20003
www.chci.org