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CHCI-SHRM Scholar-Intern Program

Applications are due on Friday, February 19 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Visit apply.chci.org to complete your application.

The CHCI-SHRM Scholar Intern program is designed to allow undergraduate and graduate students to not only receive monetary support for their education, but also gain hands-on experience in the human resources field through a ten-week internship during summer 2016. Click here to apply! 

CHCI and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) will award up to five internships at SHRM member organizations in the greater Los Angeles area. Please click here to review a job description for the internship placements. Placements will be completed at one of the following organizations:

The CHCI-SHRM scholar-intern program requires a ten week paid internship in which you will work directly with the Human Resources departments of organizations in the greater Los Angeles area. If selected, you MUST complete the internship in order to receive scholarship funds, provided by SHRM. Interns are expected to work full time for ten weeks during summer 2016, and will be compensated at $15 per hour (for undergraduate students) or $19 per hour (for graduate students). Internship placements will start on Monday, June 13 and conclude on Friday, August 19. Exact hours and start/end dates may vary slightly based on where you complete your placement.

Please Note -- You must reside in the greater Los Angeles area during Summer 2016 to be eligible for the scholar-intern program, as SHRM, the host organizations, and CHCI do not offer housing or transportation. Scholar-interns must have their own housing that is close enough to get themselves to work on time each day.

Application Check List:

  1. Application Profile
  2. One Letter of Recommendation
  3. Completed Scholarship Application:
    - Two essay questions (Suggested Length: 300 words minimum; 600 words maximum)
    - Resume (1-2 pages)
    - Complete copy of 2015-2016 Student Aid Report (SAR) with Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number clearly shown
  4. Legal Agreement

Eligibility Criteria
Selection as a CHCI-SHRM Scholar Intern is based on a combination of the following criteria:

  • Full-time enrollment in an accredited university during the period for which scholarship is requested.
    • Open to undergraduates of sophomore standing or higher OR graduate students with at least one year of full-time enrollment remaining in their program
    • Individuals that will graduate in May/June 2016 are NOT eligible for the CHCI-SHRM Scholar Intern Program
  • A declared major in business or human resources, or interest in the field of human resources
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities
  • Strong writing skills
  • Housing and transportation in the greater Los Angeles area during summer 2016
  • 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 Arrival” (DACA) policy must possess an Employment Authorization Document at the time of application

The programs that you are eligible to apply for are predetermined, based on the information you provide in your profile.

CHCI scholarships provide recipients with a one-time scholarship of $2,500 to pursue their degree. Scholarship awards are intended to provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment. The scholarship will be divided among the number of years you have remaining in your academic program. For example, a current sophomore who completes the summer internship with two years of school left would recieve $1,250 in fall 2015 and $1,250 in fall 2016. In order to recieve their checks, scholar-interns must submit a verification of full-time enrollment. CHCI manages the disbursement of the scholarships; an annual check is sent directly to recipients.

Applications are due on Friday, February 19 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Visit apply.chci.org to complete your application.