By CAROLINA VALDIVIA
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).
Students gain work experience, participate in a community service project, and receive educational and professional programming provided by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). This comprehensive three-prong approach provides extraordinary learning and networking opportunities for students.
- Congressional Office or Federal Agency Internship Placement
- a Stipend
– $3,750 stipend – Spring and Fall (Twelve Weeks)
– $2,500 stipend – Summer (Eight Weeks)
- Assistance with travel and housing
– Domestic round-trip transportation to Washington, DC
– Housing (All Expenses Covered)
- Academic Credit
– Interns may be eligible to receive academic credit at their college or university for participating in the program.
- Leadership Training, Networking and More
To be eligible, students must:
- Be currently be enrolled full time and working towards their undergraduate degree
Note: If selected as a finalist, all individuals will be required to provide confirmation of enrollment to participate in the program.
– Individuals that will graduate in the May or June prior to the Summer session are NOT eligible, but are eligible to participate in the Public Policy Fellowship 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.
- Students must currently be enrolled full time and working towards their undergraduate degree
- 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
- 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.
Note: Individuals who are seeking consideration under the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) policy must possess an Employment Authorization Document at the time of application
Note: All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference will be given to individuals with financial need.
Deadline to apply is: November 6, 2015
For additional information about the internship program, eligibility requirements, the selection process, and to apply, please visit their official website: Congressional Internship Program
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