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For Students

Congressional Internship Program - 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). 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. For more information, please visit our Congressional Internship page.

Public Policy Fellowship Program - Every year, this nine-month Fellowship Program (late August to late May) offers 20 talented Latinos from across the country the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. Fellows have the opportunity to work in such areas as economic development, urban planning, education policy, housing, and government. For more information, please visit our Public Policy Fellowship page.

Graduate Fellowship Program - During this nine-month program, Latino college graduates and young professionals are provided unparalleled exposure to national leaders, work experience and leadership development in the public policy areas of health, housing, international affairs, law, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). For more information, please visit the Graduate Fellowship Program page.

Scholarship Program - CHCI awards undergraduate and graduate Scholarships of $1,000; $2,500 and $5,000. This premier scholarship opportunity is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. For more information, please visit the Scholarship Programs page.

Ready to Lead (R2L) - The goal of CHCI's Ready to Lead (R2L) program is to motivate, educate and empower Latino high school students to graduate from high school, prepare for college admission, and serve and lead in their communities. The program provides training that helps Latino high school students throughout the country with the tools and training they need to prepare for college.

R2l NextGen - The R2L NextGen program is a week-long Washington, D.C. experience, sponsored by State Farm and held in partnership with the Close Up Foundation. CHCI brings students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade to Washington, D.C. to spend five days learning about how the Federal Government works, meeting important leaders, visiting historic sites and developing a deeper understanding of how they can affect positive change in their communities and their nation.

CHCI NextOpp - Since 2001, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) has published six editions of the National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino Students. With the continuing support of State Farm Insurance, who began sponsoring the Directory's publication in 2008, CHCI replaced the printed directory with the launch of CHCI NextOpp in 2014 -- a powerful, easy-to-use online database for students, parents, counselors, and education providers. This new online tool allows users to search for opportunities based on their unique profile, location, and interests. The site also provides helpful reading materials to further educate users about the college-going process.