The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Internship Opportunity: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is a paid employment opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Organization Name: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

Position Type: Paid Internship

Location: Washington, DC

Sector: Government

Subject: Public Policy

Application Deadline: Fall 2019: February 15, 2019

Desired Class Year: For all undergraduate students.

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors 

Organization website:

Brief Description of the organization:

For nearly 40 years, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) has forged a critical pathway to Educate, Empower, and Connect our nation’s future Latino leaders, creating a transformative and lasting Impact on Latino youth and our nation.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

During CHCI’s paid summer and semester internships, promising Latino undergraduate students experience what it’s like to work in a congressional office, while participating in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service. CHCI Interns learn firsthand about how the legislative system works, spending four days each week (Monday-Thursday) working on Capitol Hill. Usually, interns are placed with a member of Congress who serves a district in their home state performing meaningful work:

  • responding to constituent inquiries
  • writing policy briefs
  • conducting research for legislative aides
  • attending committee meetings and policy briefings

Want to sneak a peek into the program? Click here to see the CHCI Intern Diaries!

How to apply: Application asks for: 1 Resume, 1 Letter of Recommendation, 1 Transcript, 3 Essays. Apply here:

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