CHCI Welcomes the 2012 Fall Congressional Interns
On August 27 CHCI welcomed the 2012 Fall Congressional Internship participants. The class is composed of 12 diverse individuals, from 9 different states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. They are pursuing 10 different majors, and two-thirds of the class is the first generation to attend college. The fall Congressional Internship Program provides college students with paid work placement in a Congressional Office for a period of 12 weeks. This unmatched experience allows students to learn first-hand about our nation's legislative process. Promising Latino undergraduates from across the country are selected for this leadership training program. Students gain work experience, participate in community service projects, and receive educational and professional programming provided by CHCI. This comprehensive three-prong approach provides extraordinary learning and networking opportunities for the students.