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Congressional Internship Program - Spring 2021 (Remote)

Update: To ensure our participants’ health and safety in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have elected to hold our Spring 2021 program remotely. Even though we were not able to convene a group in Washington, we were committed to provide students the best possible leadership experience this coming spring. 

CHCI’s Congressional Internship Program (CIP) is a paid 12-week full-time internship, where participants gain experiential learning opportunities through working on Capitol Hill, which will allow them to learn firsthand how the legislative system operates by performing significant work duties:
  • Responding to constituent inquiries
  • Writing policy briefs
  • Conducting legislative research on issues such as education, health, foreign affairs, defense, science & technology, and more
  • Attending congressional hearings and policy briefings

In addition to congressional experience, CHCI provides weekly programming 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. Programming builds off the public policy course with engaging and insightful conversations with accomplished Latino leaders from a variety of sectors, training on skills that help interns succeed on Capitol Hill and beyond, and sessions designed to expand interns’ awareness and knowledge about current issues that affect the Latino community. The program is designed to provide the skills, knowledge, and network that will help graduates continue their work to improving the Latino community and, by extension, the nation.

Required Application Documents:
  • Resume
  • Three Short Essays
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts
  • FAFSA 2020-2021 Student Aid Report (SAR)

Program Benefits:
  • Bi-weekly stipend of $625 (before taxes)
  • Health insurance (premium covered by CHCI)
  • Leadership training, networking and more