Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholar-Intern Programs

Provides financial assistance to Latino college students

The CHCI experience primarily intends to promote college completion in Latino youth and also provides programs to explore public policy and leadership in our nation’s capital through various internship and scholar-intern programs. These vital opportunities empower Latinos for great personal and professional achievement.

Latinos who participate in CHCI’s programs have boldly chosen to explore new opportunities and expand their horizons. CHCI programs open doors to an exciting world beyond participants’ immediate community, exposing them to new ideas and people that alter the course of their lives.

CHCI’s extensive convening power connects young Latinos to an influential and expansive network of leaders who are shaping our country’s future by keeping critical Latino issues on the national agenda. This unparalleled access to Latinos in leadership inspires the next generation of leaders by connecting them with highly successful role models.

Deadline Information

Application Deadline for Summer 2018 CHCI Congressional Internship Program: Friday, December 1, 2017

Application Deadline for Fall 2018 CHCI Congressional Internship Program: Friday, March 9, 2018

Responsibilities

Complete appropriate Internship Program or Scholar-Intern Program

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this award, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time enrollment in a United States Department of Education accredited community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested
  • Demonstrated financial need (not a requirement, but preference is given to those with financial need)
  • High academic achievement (preference of 3.0 GPA or higher)
  • Consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities
  • Strong writing skills
  • 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.
  • Family members of CHCI Board or Advisory Board Members are prohibited from participating in any of CHCI’s charitable programs.

Note: Individuals who are seeking consideration under the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) policy must possess an Employment Authorization Document at the time of application

 

Application Process

Information on how to apply to the CHCI 2018 Congressional Internship program can be found here.

Information on how to apply to the four CHCI Scholar Intern Programs can be found here (application deadlines for these programs that are set to occur during summer 2018 have not yet been released). The four CHCI Scholar-Intern Programs are:

  • CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern Program
  • CHCI-Wyndham Worldwide Scholar Intern Program
  • CHCI-Society of Human Resource Management Scholar Intern Program
  • CHCI-ZGS Communications Scholar Intern Program

CHCI also offers a Graduate Fellowship Program, information about which can be found here.