Professional Development entails more than just learning the skills. Applying them is just as critical a component of this process. Check out these opportunities and resources tailored to and for Latinx students!
Congressional Internship Program:
Summer 2023 Internships:
Program Dates: May 24-August 4, 2023
Application Deadline: December 1, 2022
The CHCI Congressional Internship Program (CIP) provides college students of any major with a paid placement in a congressional office for 12 weeks (Fall) or ten weeks (Summer). The stipend is $3,750 for the Fall and $3,125 for the Summer. Benefits include Domestic round-trip transportation to Washington, D.C., Metro Benefit, Furnished Housing (Rent and Utilities Covered), Health insurance (premium covered by CHCI), Leadership training, networking, and more. Promising Latino undergraduates and recent graduates from the count are selected for this unmatched leadership training program. Students gain work experience, participate in community service, and receive educational and professional programming provided by CHCI. Applicants to the Congressional Internship Program must currently be enrolled full-time and working towards their undergraduate degree in the academic period prior to participation.
On programming days, interns will have a full day centered on CICI’s four Pillars of Leadership—Civic Engagement, Social Responsibility, Self Empowerment, and Promoting Community and Hispanic Culture. During these weekly sessions, participating in discussions surrounding issues that affect the Latino community will help interns explore various topics while building strong relationships that can help throughout their careers. CICI’s curriculum is centered around a graduate-level non-credit public policy course taught by The George Washington University Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute and Trachtenberg School of Public Policy. You will have the opportunity to connect with influential Latino leaders from a range of professional backgrounds, including Capitol Hill, Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, and nonprofits.
Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP)
Application opens: December 1rst
Application review and interviews with top candidates: February 6 – February 27
National Park Service interviews: March 14 – March 24
Final selections and notification of candidates: March 27-28
The program offers internships in various fields at National Park Service sites nationwide, from community outreach and communications to architecture and underwear archeology. LHP helps interns explore their Cultural heritage at Park Services and discover ways to connect to their local communities. Additionally, it provides interns with opportunities to experience new careers and discover fields of passion in the National Park Service. It’s paid, and housing or a stipend for housing and transportation is available. You’ll make an impact! The deadline for the 2023 internships is December 1rst, 2022. To learn more, make sure to check out their website.
The U.S National Science Foundation’s Summer Scholars Internship Program
The program exposes students to relevant science and engineering policy, research and education issues, and programs. Encourages students to earn graduate degrees and pursue careers in STEM: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Undergraduate and graduate students participating in the program come to NSF for a 10-week summer internship, where they work in NSF offices that align with their academic interests. Interns leave NSF with a better understanding of science administration and how federal policies affect the science and engineering community.
Bring your skills to NSF’s Summer Scholars Internship Program and gain experience working on science and engineering policy, research, education issues, and programs. Apply through the following organizations:
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program
- Quality Education for Minorities Network Talent Development and Innovation in Sciences Summer Internship
- Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE): This national non-profit organization is dedicated to the employment, development and advancement of aspiring Latino professionals.
- Hispanic/Latino Professionals Association(HLPA): This association lists organizations who indicate they have a commitment to diversity and the Hispanic/Latinx community.
- iHispano: Jobs and Careers for Latino Professionals: This website showcases specific organizations, upcoming networking events and jobs/internship opportunities.