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CHCI Welcomes the 2014 Summer Congressional Interns to D.C.

CHCI welcomed the arrival of its 2014 Summer Congressional Internship class on June 9. Forty-five undergraduate students traveled from 19 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to take part in the nationally recognized and award-winning CHCI Congressional Internship Program (CIP).

The CIP works to expose talented young Latinos to the inner-workings of Congress, while preparing them to become part of the workforce pipeline, and staff positions at the highest levels of government. The CIP prepares young Latinos to be role models for their communities and take the initiative of becoming the future leaders of America.

CHCI also prides itself in selecting interns from different backgrounds, origins and academic knowledge, highlighting the rich cultural diversity that characterizes the U.S. Latino community. The 2014 class represents 12 different Hispanic ethnic backgrounds, pursuing 31 different fields of study for their bachelor’s degrees.

The Congressional interns participate in weekly CHCI leadership and professional development sessions and meet with corporate representatives, national elected officials, and foreign dignitaries. They also engage in a community service project during their stay in Washington, D.C., underscoring the importance of giving back and sharing their valuable knowledge forward to their community. The interns are provided with housing, roundtrip transportation and a stipend.

CHCI’s Summer Congressional Internship Program is supported by Toyota title sponsor of the CHCI Summer
Congressional Internship Programm, the Gilbert and Jackie Cisneros Foundation, Comcast Foundation, Time Warner Cable, Best Buy, David Bohnett Foundation, College of Southern Nevada, Darden Restaurants, Dario Marquez, General Electric Hispanic Forum, Pfizer, Prudential, Teach for America, United Health Foundation, UPS, Marathon Oil, National Association of Broadcasters, and Southwest Airlines – the official airline of CHCI's Leadership Development Programs.

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