At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

CHCI's Nationally Acclaimed Summer Congressional Internship Program

Application Deadline Approaching: February 4, 2011

CHCI is seeking full-time college undergraduate students who are interested in participating in the 2011 Summer Congressional Internship Program. Selected individuals will receive an unmatched experience learning first-hand about our nation’s legislative process working for a member of Congress, as well as stipends, housing and round-trip airfare.

Students of ALL majors that have an interest in the development of public policy and who have demonstrated leadership abilities should apply. Forward this message to friends and family who may be interested in becoming a future Latino leader!

Eligibility Criteria
  • Students currently enrolled full time working towards their undergraduate degree (Note: Individuals that will graduate in May/June 2011 are NOT eligible for the Summer session)
  • High academic achievement (preference of 3.0 GPA or above)
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Active participation in public and/or community service activities
  • U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency

All Summer Interns will receive an eight-week work experience on Capitol Hill and great benefits:
  • Free roundtrip travel to Washington, DC
  • Monthly metro stipends
  • Housing (all expenses paid by CHCI)
  • Stipend of $2,500 for the eight weeks in DC
To learn more about the program and how to possibly get credit for the internship click here.

Selection Process
The selection process is competitive. CHCI receives over ten applications for every one available internship opportunity. The CHCI Alumni Review Committee reviews applications to identify the most qualified candidates. CHCI staff will select top candidates for internship positions.

Online Application Instructions
Applicants must complete the CHCI online application by Friday, February 4, 2011. Please contact Cecilia Majors, CHCI Senior College Program Specialist, at
with any questions.


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