CHLI Welcomes Its Fall 2013 Global Leaders Internship and Fellowship Program Participants
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Posted by: Staff
For Immediate Release Contact: Leo Velasquez
October 10, 2013 (202) 347-8280
The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute
Welcomes Its Fall 2013 Global Leaders
Internship and Fellowship Program Participants
Washington D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) and The George Washington University's Semester in Washington Politics Program welcomes the new class of the CHLI Global Leaders Internship & Fellowship Program for the Fall 2013 Semester.
The Global Leaders Internship & Fellowship Program is a 15-week prestigious internship program that takes place in the spring and fall semester each year. This program allows undergraduates and graduate students, along with recent graduates to work in Congressional and corporate offices in Washington D.C. The participants also earn academic credit hours from the George Washington University. In addition, participants will work on project-based programs that provide hands-on experience and strengthen their understanding of Public Policy.
During the first half of the semester, participants are placed in Congressional offices. In the past, CHLI Interns and Fellows have worked with Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Congressman Albio Sires, Senator Rob Portman, as well as with our Chairman Lincoln Diaz-Balart during his time in Congress. For the second half, participants will have the opportunity to work with Fortune 500 corporations in their Government Affairs/Federal Affairs offices in Washington, D.C.
Greg Lebel, Director of Semester in Washington Politics at GW, said, "The breath of experiences and perspectives to which students are exposed only enhances the value of their academic experience here at GW. "The Semester in Washington Program is not only a great way to earn class credit but it considerably complements anyone's internship experience in D.C.," Professor Lebel stated. Miguel Loeza, a graduate of the 2013 Global Leaders Internship and Fellowship Program added "The semester was a great hands on experience in Washington, DC. I learned, worked and lived politics through the CHLI Global Leaders Program."
We are thrilled to welcome our Fall 2013 class of Global Leaders Fellow. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals to experience Washington D.C. firsthand. The combination of Congressional, corporate, and political management courses at GW will enable program participants to expand their academic development, gain professional experience, build on their leadership skills, and establish networks. "CHLI is proud to continue the tradition of developing global leaders and promoting diversity at all levels of our society." said Mary Ann Gomez, CHLI's Executive Director.
The CHLI Global Leaders Internship & Fellowship program is graciously sponsored by Altria, Comcast/NBC/Telemundo, General Motors, and Walmart.
For more information on sponsorship, click here.
The deadline for the spring 2014 Global Leaders Internship and Fellowship Program is November 5, 2013 Click to Apply!
The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute is the premier organization founded by Members of Congress and Corporate Executive Leaders to advance the Hispanic community's economic progress with a focus on social responsibility and global competitiveness. Founded in 2003, CHLI is a 501(c)3 non-profit and non-partisan organization. CHLI is dedicated to fostering a broad awareness of the diversity of thought, heritage, interests and views of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent.
CHLI is invested in helping further strengthen the U.S. Hispanic community by promoting the advancement of Hispanics in all sectors of the U.S. and global economy. In the spirit of the organization's vision of "Advancing the Hispanic Community's Diversity of Thought" and its mission, CHLI promotes diversity and inclusion in the public and private sectors.