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2006 Ford Motor Company CHLI Leadership Program

Saturday, April 1, 2006  
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WASHINGTON, DC – – The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute invites Hispanic college students to

apply for the 2006 Ford Motor Company CHLI Leadership Program. Applications can be downloaded from the

CHLI website at Eight undergraduate students will be selected to become part of this exciting sixweek

internship program in Washington, DC. The interns will be placed with Members of Congress from various

states who share the goals of the Institute.

The Ford Motor Company CHLI Leadership Program offers invaluable insight to Hispanic students who want to

gain first-hand experience on how the federal government works and public policy is shaped. The interns will also

have the opportunity to interact and meet appointed and elected officials from all levels of government.

"We look forward to receiving applications from students who want to participate in this unique internship

experience that will help develop their personal, educational and leadership skills,” stated Congressman Lincoln

Diaz-Balart, CHLI Chairman, "CHLI is proud to help Hispanic and Portuguese American students to achieve their

aspirations of working in the nation's capital.”

The application deadline is

Friday, April 14, 2006. The program begins June 17 and ends July 29, 2006.

To apply, applicants must:

Be U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents of Hispanic or Portuguese origin.

Be residents of and/or attending college in the following states: California, Florida, Texas or Puerto


Be enrolled in an accredited four year college/university or two year community college.

Submit a completed application form, personal statement, legislative analysis, resume, two letters of

recommendation and official transcripts.


Air fare and housing accommodations during Washington, D.C. stay.

$2,000 stipend.

Metro card provided.

"Having the opportunity to come to Washington, DC has given me such a great glimpse of the behind the scenes

environment of our nations’ government. I was very humbled to be a Ford CHLI Intern for the summer of 2005,”

said Brenda De La Cruz, student from University of California, Irvine.

For more information please contact Melissa Buia, Program Manager, Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute

at or at 202-429-2033

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