Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Fellowship


Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

Program Purpose: 
CHCI's Public Policy Fellowship is designed to increase the presence of Latinos in underserved public policy areas and to enhance participants' leadership abilities.
Program Description: 
Its Public Policy Fellowship is a 9-month paid fellowship offering hands-on experience in national level public policy to talented Latinos who have recently earned a bachelor's degree. Public Policy Fellows work in congressional offices, federal agencies, or national advocacy organizations, and produce a public policy brief. Focus areas include economic development, education policy, housing, international affairs, and local government. Its GRADUATE & YOUNG PROFESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP is a 9-month paid fellowship offering national level public policy experience to exceptional Latinos with a master's degree or higher, or three years professional experience in a public policy field. Foci of this fellowship program are: health, housing, international law, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. Fellows in international affairs spend three months in Mexico. Graduate Fellows produce a public policy brief; and organize a policy roundtable.
Program Benefits: 
Public Policy Fellows receive round-trip transportation to Washington, D.C., health insurance, and a $2,200 stipend for housing and local expenses.
Applicant Profile: 
Successful applicants will have excellent academics, superior written and oral communication skills, and consistent participation in public or community service activities.
For the Public Policy Fellowship, graduating seniors and those who have received a bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date.
U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Program Deadline: 
Usually mid-February.
How To Apply: 
Students or alumni, as applicable, may apply directly to this program. Applicants are encouraged, however, to work with SF State's fellowship advisor well in advance of the program deadline to perfect their application essays and other materials.