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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is the nation's premier Hispanic nonprofit leadership development organization. CHCI’s mission is to develop the next generation of Latino leaders through its award-winning leadership development programs. CHCI employs an exceptional and dynamic staff and offers a wide of array of competitive benefits including medical, dental, 401K with a company match, 15 days vacation and sick leave upon hire, tuition assistance, and a transportation subsidy. Currently, CHCI is seeking to fill the following position(s).

Senior Events Specialist

Temporary Events Assistant


Senior Events Specialist

Job Title: Senior Events Specialist
Department: Strategic Communication and Events
Reports To: Senior Director of Events

POSITION OVERVIEW: Click here to read the full description

- Work collaboratively across all CHCI departments in the execution of duties

- Work with high-level government officials, heads of corporations and VIPs

- Responsible for logistics for events directly tied to programs e.g. welcome and graduation receptions, alumni fundraiser, and Ready to Lead (R2L) Next Generation (Washington, DC)

Temporary Events Assistant

Job Title: Temporary Events Assistant
Department: Strategic Communications and Events
Reports To: Events Director and Senior Events Manager

POSITION OVERVIEW: Click here to read the full description

The Events Assistant works closely with the events team to manage and support the organization’s key programmatic fundraising events, including: Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) events (Public Policy Conference, Reyes, and Gala), the Fiesta de Golf Scholarship Challenge, regional and networking events, and Board of Directors meetings/retreats activities.


CHCI has the following internships available. The internships are unpaid but offer an excellent opportunity to learn and experience the inner workings of an exciting nonprofit organization. If interested please email your cover letter and resume to Lthoms@chci.org

Intern - Alumni Marketing
CHCI seeks a bright, motivated college student or recent graduate to provide essential assistance to its Alumni Relations team. This is an excellent opportunity to further a career in communications and marketing in the nonprofit sector. CHCI internships provide interns with hands-on experience in the organization's mission of developing the next generation of Latino leaders, while honing their own leadership skills and making important career development connections. View Job Description

Intern - Marketing and Communications
The Marketing Intern works closely with the communications team to help promote the organization’s key programmatic fundraising events, Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). View Job Description

Intern - Public Relations and Media Department
Help draft, pitch, and edit Press Releases and Media Advisories for CHCI programs and events. Draft articles for CHCI Newsletter and other marketing collateral, as needed. Compose and maintain press lists and provide support for media at events as assigned. Organize press packets for events. Prepare and distribute daily clips for CHCI staff on Hispanic education, statistics, sponsors, competitors and other relevant topics. Catalog all media coverage.

Intern - College Access & Readiness Programs Internship
Help manage CHCI’s College Access & Readiness Programs. Play a key role in the development of projects related to college access initiatives for Latinos across the country such as: R2L NextGen, Ready to Lead events, Scholarships and CHCI’s educational resources. In addition, CHCI’s interns are exposed to networking, shadowing, and mentoring opportunities with leaders, and receive ongoing professional development training from staff. The ideal candidate would be able to start immediately and continue through the end of the summer semester (20-30 hours per week, depending on availability).

• College graduate or pursuing a college degree.
• Strong computer literacy is necessary.
• Work a minimum of 30hrs/week.
• Must multi-task and work well under pressure.
• Excellent logistical and organizational skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Must be a self-starter and independent; understands the need for detail.
• Bilingual skills (Spanish-English) is a plus.
• If participating in a school internship program, requirements for that program must be submitted.
• Make a final presentation of your choice on how your newfound skills will help your career and personal goals.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Attention: Linda Thoms
Manager, Human Resources
Washington, D.C. 20002
Fax (202) 546-2143

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

CHCI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.