Congressional Hispanic Census Institute Congressional Internships

The Congressional Internship Program provides Latino college students with a paid work placement in a congressional office or federal agency for a period of 12 weeks (Spring/Fall) or eight weeks (Summer). This unmatched experience allows students to learn firsthand about our nation's legislative process.

  • Must currently be enrolled full-time and working toward undergraduate degree
    Note: If selected as a finalist, all individuals are required to provide confirmation of enrollment to participate in the program.
  • Must demonstrate high academic achievement (preference of 3.0 GPA or higher)
  • Must display evidence of leadership skills and potential for leadership growth
  • Must demonstrate commitment to public service-oriented activities
  • Must possess superior analytical skills and outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, asylee, or individual who is lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possesses lawful evidence of employment authorization
  • Note: Individuals seeking consideration under the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) policy must possess an Employment Authorization Document at the time of application
Date(s) of Commitment: 
  • Spring: February–April
  • Summer: June–August
  • Fall: August–November