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CHLI Global Leaders Internship and Fellowship Program
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  • Round-trip airfare to Washington D.C. 
  • CHLI provides housing accommodations through WISH (
  • $ 2,000 living stipend 
  • $ 60 monthly transportation stipend 
  • Enrollment at the George Washington University Semester in Washington Program (
Eligibility :
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents 
  • Participants must be enrolled in a four-year university and are either in their Junior of Senior year of their undergraduate studies, or students must be a recent graduate. ( Within one year of the start of the program)   
  • Strong interest in the U.S. Hispanic and Portuguese Community 
Required Documents: 
  • Online application 
  • Cover letter 
  • Unofficial transcripts  
  • Two letters of recommendation  
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Legislative analysis  
Application Instructions:

You must complete the online application provided below, supporting documents must be postmarked by Friday November 7, 2014. There are no exceptions. Email submissions will not be accepted. 

1.       Online application (end of page): If the space provided for your responses is not enough, you may submit additional sheets with supporting materials. Be sure the enclosure is clearly marked as to the question each portion applies to and includes your full name.


2.       Cover letter: Submit a one-page cover letter describing what you hope to gain from the program.


3.       Unofficial Transcripts: Must include all semesters for which grades have been awarded at all colleges or universities attended.


4.       Two letters of recommendation: From a professor or an employer are required. Letters must be included with your supporting documents.


5.       Resume: Must include educational and employment background as well as extracurricular activities and special awards/honors


6.       Personal statement: In approximately 1,200 words describe your family, work, educational and community experience that led you to apply to the CHLI Global Leaders Program. How do these experiences relate to your long-term goals? How will you continue your leadership within your community? What are your greatest strengths? And what are areas you would like to improve?


7.       Legislative analysis: In approximately 1.250 words identify a bill introduced in Congress (House or Senate) during the most recent session and analyze the pros and cons of the legislation. State and explain your position, provide policy recommendations and identify their impact on the Hispanic and/or Portuguese community. Follow MLA format, and cite your sources. Plagiarism will result in dismissal of the application. We strongly recommend writing your analysis on one of the following topics:

  • Trade and International Affairs
  • Public Service
  • Energy and Environment
  • Education
  • Technology
  • Commerce


Mail all supporting materials to: 

Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute 
ATTN: Leo Velasquez, Programs and Operations Manager
734 15th St. NW Ste. 620 
Washington D.C. 20005 

For questions or concerns about CHLI's Global Leaders Internship and Fellowship Program, contact Leo Velasquez at or (202) 347 -8280 ext. 304


Download the Application Below: 

2015 Spring Global Leaders Program Application Form (Word Document) 


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