Leadership Development Programs Intern

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is one of the leading Hispanic non-profit and non-partisan 501(c) (3) organizations in the country. CHCI was established in 1978 by Congressman Edward Roybal, Congressman E. “Kika” de la Garza, and Congressman Baltasar Corrada to develop the next generation of Latino leaders. To fulfill its mission, CHCI offers nationally-recognized educational and leadership development programs, services, and activities that promote the growth of its participants as effective professionals and strong leaders. CHCI’s annual conference and gala are signature fundraising events generating more than $3.5M annually while attracting Latino and non-Latino government, corporate, and community leaders as well as high profile Latino celebrities.

The Leadership Development Programs Intern works closely with the Professional Programs and College Programs Specialist’s, assisting with the administrative duties and all aspects of the CHCI Leadership Development programs, which include the Congressional Internship Program and Fellowship Program


• Assist with administrative duties pertaining to the CHCI Leadership Development programs, which include the Congressional Internship Program and Fellowship Program
• Major duties include:
o Managing applicant inquiries (online and phone)
o Training of the Online Application Management System and assist in the management of the intake, review and selection processes for applicants
o Maintenance of CHCI program web pages
o Assist in the development of applicant Demographic Reports
o Assist with Summer Internship Orientation Week preparation
o Assist with planning of participant professional trainings
o Assists in communication and correspondence with Program Sponsors
o Assist with Program Events as they arise (Graduate Fellow Summits, Graduation, off site events, etc.)
o Assist in the identification of and outreach to placements for Summer Internship participants
• Practices effective organization for administrative tasks
• Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

• College Graduate or pursuing a college degree
• Strong computer literacy is necessary (Microsoft Office)
• Work a minimum of 30hrs/week
• Must have the ability to multi-task, be a strong team player and work well under pressure
• Excellent logistical and organizational skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent customer service skills
• Must be creative and flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands
• Strong attention to detail and follow through skills
• Bilingual skills (Spanish-English) is a plus
• If participating in a school internship program, requirements for that program must be submitted
• Demonstrated commitment to helping Hispanic youth and an understanding of the issues that impact the Latino community

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