CHCI Public Policy Fellows

Washington D.C.,
United States

A nine-month paid fellowship in D.C. for recent Latino college graduates interested in a career in public policy

Recent college graduates can take advantage of this nine-month paid fellowship, which opens doors for talented young Latinos who are pursuing a career in public policy.

CHCI Public Policy Fellows immerse themselves in the legislative process, spending four days each week learning all facets of public policy. On Fridays, fellows participate in leadership development programming centered on CHCI’s four Pillars of Leadership—Civic Engagement, Social Responsibility, Self Empowerment, and Promoting Community and Hispanic Culture.

Public Policy Fellows will receive a gross stipend amount of 26,100. Other benefits include stipend or voucher to subsidize domestic round-trip transportation to Washington, D.C.; Medical, dental, and vision insurance during the program; monthly Metro Stipend; and options for short-term housing.


  • Applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s Degree within three years of the program start date
  • High academic achievement (preference of 3.0 GPA or higher)
  • Evidence of leadership skills and potential for leadership growth
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service-oriented activities
  • Superior analytical skills, outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization. International students on F-1 or M-1 visas are not eligible for CHCI programs.
  • All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference will be given to individuals with financial need.
  • Family members of CHCI Board or Advisory Board Members are prohibited from participating in any of CHCI’s charitable programs (e.g., scholarships, internships, etc.). Applications by such family members will not be considered.

NOTE: Individuals who are seeking consideration under the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) policy must be eligible to work and possess valid employment authorization at the time of acceptance, and must maintain continuous lawful employment authorization for the duration of the program for which the person is applying.

Fact Sheet

Humanities, Social Sciences
Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Columbia Undergraduates, Fellowships, Senior, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
Washington D.C.,
United States
North America

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 15, 2021