Career Opportunities

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).





Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Manages the intake, review, and selection processes for applicants to the Public Policy Fellowship and Graduate Fellowship Program.
  • Assists Leadership Programs Manager in securing fellowship placements and other aspects of the on boarding process.
  • Assist in collecting placement contracts and scheduling site visits with host sites.
  • Assists in the development, implementation, and management of educational workshops, training sessions, and training logistics for the Public Policy Fellows and Graduate Fellows.

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CHCI Internships provide students 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.

Interns at CHCI get to participate in key leadership development seminars and activities within CHCI's Public Policy Fellowship Program that runs from September through May and its Summer Congressional Internship Program from June through August. These are nationally-recognized programs offered to the best and brightest Latino youth from around the country.

Seminar topics include:
• Communicating with the media
• Public Speaking
• Strategic Negotiations and Coalition Building
• Challenging Stereotypes
• Time and Stress Management
• Financial Planning
• Running for Office and Winning
• Networking
• Campaign Training
• Tri-Caucus Orientation

All internship positions are unpaid, however a stipend for transportation will be granted.

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 - Office of the President & CEO
Help manage correspondence, scheduling, and travel arrangements as well as managing administrative support as needed. Excellent communication and organizational skills are necessary as this position will interact with corporate executives, Members of Congress and their support staff, and various high-level government officials. The position will also produce various reports, meeting content materials, and provide logistical and administrative support to fundraising efforts.

Intern - Events Department
Provide logistical support during CHCI’s annual events such as the Public Policy Conference, Reyes of Comedy, and Gala. The CHCI Gala is the largest annual Latino Event in Washington, D.C., therefore great attention to detail and excellent organizational and time management skills are required. Inter will act as liaison for keynote speakers, Gala award recipients, comedians, and other special guests as needed. S/he will also provide support with regional fundraising events throughout the U.S. and make travel arrangements for invitees.

Intern - Human Resources Department
Provide support to the HR Manager. Help set up new HR information systems and update personnel files. Provide support with the restructuring process and rewrite job descriptions, employee handbook, and benefit orientation packets. Provide support with payroll and Benefit Administration. Help with employee survey and benchmarking process.

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: High School Latino Leaders in DC, 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.