Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowships
Begin your path toward becoming one of our nation’s future Latino policymakers. Recent college graduates can take advantage of this paid fellowship, which opens doors for talented young Latinos who are pursuing a career in public policy. You will spend nine months working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and more—growing both personally and professionally during your fellowship experience.
As a CHCI Public Policy Fellow, you will immerse yourself in the legislative process, spending four days each week (Monday-Thursday) learning all facets of public policy. On Fridays, you will join other fellows for a full day of leadership development centered on CHCI’s four Pillars of Leadership—Civic Engagement, Social Responsibility, Self Empowerment, and Promoting Community and Hispanic Culture. Your weekly programming will also prepare you to fully understand policy issues facing the Latino community and how to propose effective solutions by critically examining all sides and implications of these issues.
During the nine-month program, you will have extraordinary access to a myriad of Latino professionals— including accomplished CHCI Alumni—from a variety of industries, who generously give of their time as guest speakers and mentors. You will have opportunities to get to know their stories of personal achievement as well as challenges they overcame to be successful in their fields.
Since you are considering a career in public policy, it’s likely you’re already interested in civic engagement. However, CHCI’s fellowship program allows you to take it one step further by connecting issues in the Latino community to viable service opportunities. As a CHCI Public Policy Fellow, you will participate in both individual and group community service hours to strengthen your understanding between policy and service. The service component of the program will help you understand how important it is to remain socially involved and pay it forward for the next generation of Latino leaders.
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
All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference will be given to individuals with financial need.