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Congressional Internship Program Description

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The Congressional Internship Program provides college students with a paid Congressional work placement on Capitol Hill for a period of 12 weeks (spring or fall) or eight weeks (summer). This unmatched experience allows students to learn firsthand about our nation's legislative process. 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.​

Selected Participants Will Receive 

Program Requirements (interns must meet all)

  • Work a minimum of 32 hours a week in congressional office assignment
  • Participate in all CHCI-sponsored activities
  • Attend one-week orientation and weekly leadership development sessions
  • Participate in the community service project
  • Comply with CHCI policies regarding work performance and personal conduc

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must 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 May/June 2013 are NOT eligible for the Summer session, but are eligible to participate in the Spring 2013 session and the 2013-2014 Public Policy Fellowship Program
    - Community college individuals graduating in June 2013 and are transferring to a new institution for the Fall 2013  semester are eligible for the Summer 2013 session.  However, if selected, they will be required to provide confirmation of enrollment at new institution for the Fall semester.  

 Selection Process

The selection process is competitive. CHCI receives at 15 applications for every one available summer internship opportunity and five applications for every one available spring or fall internship opportunity.  CHCI processes applications to identify the most qualified candidates.  Applications are reviewed by a selection committee composed by Alumni, Board of Directors and CHCI staff.  A selected number of applicants are chosen based on the quality of their application. 

  2013 Internship Program Dates

Semester Timeline

Internship Program Dates


Febuary 2 - April 27


June 8 to August 3


August 24 to November 16

  *For application deadlines please visit CHCI



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Disney Internships & Programs
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 each journey through Disney Internships & Programs, there is a legacy founded by our participants from around the world.

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HACU National Internship Program / Opening Doors of Opportunity 

HNIP staff works with HSI's, federal agencies and corporations to recruit well-qualified and motivated students. Participating agencies and corporations hope to increase diversity in their work force by providing internship opportunities to high-achieving Hispanic students. This creates a pipeline of future employees who have had positive, meaningful work experience.

Selection and Placement

HACU reviews applications for completeness and eligibility. HACU staff matches academic backgrounds to internship descriptions provided by the host organizations. Representatives from the host organizations and HACU staff work to ensure that students’ skills and goals are considered in placement.

Agencies and corporations review applications and make the final selection. Supervisors are encouraged to interview applicants before making the final student selection. Students that are selected, will be contacted by HACU and offered the position. Interns work in the Washington, D.C., area and at field sites throughout the country. It is not possible for applicants to select which agencies or corporations for whom they will intern. For more infromation click below @


UTB has a very good relationship with the friendly staff at HACU, If you would like to talk to someone to get additional information about the HNIP, please contact:  

Andrés Jaime
Associate Director of Student Services
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)
8415 Datapoint Drive, Suite 400
San Antonio, Texas  78229
Office:  (210) 576-3250
Fax:  (210) 692-0823

Application @


Semester Timeline

Application Deadlines

Internship Program Dates

Summer 2013

 August 19 , 2012

May 31-August 10

June 17 to August 24

Fall 2013

June 14, 2013



August 22 to December 9

​ Spring 2014 ​ November 15,2013 ​January 10- April 26
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