National HEP/CAMP Association Internship Program
Application Deadline is February 17, 2012
Four current CAMP students will be selected to participate in the National HEP/CAMP Association Internship Program. The participants will travel to Washington, D.C. to take part in an eight-week internship program. The internships are in the offices of Congressman Ruben Hinojosa, Migrant Education, and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.
In Congressman Hinojosa’s office, the intern greets visitors, answers the telephone and constituent requests for general information, tours and other inquiries. This position monitors delivery and pickup of materials, maintains the front office, and assists with various administrative legislative duties. The intern assists in providing research for and responds to letters from constituents and other interested parties. The intern interacts with political and community leaders, learning about the federal system of government, policy development and implementation, and grassroots advocacy efforts.
In the Office of Migrant Education, the intern works with the HEP & CAMP team in a variety of tasks including policy discussions, preparing for the HEP & CAMP Annual Directors’ Meeting, working with project files and a limited amount of data management. The intern also assists the MEP staff with monitoring reports, guidance documents, preparing for the OME Conference and working with state files. The intern also attends policy briefings and other pertinent meetings that are attended by the OME leadership and/or staff.
In the office of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, the intern performs data entry and manage an office data base, greets and escorts visitors, and collects research and data on Latino education. The intern participates in staff meetings, assists the chief of staff in preparing reports, assists in the planning of upcoming events and responds to constituent inquiries.
All interns will have a number of opportunities to participate in various seminars and leadership activities in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Internship Program.
Only one application per program will be considered
To apply, applicant must:
- Be a current CAMP participant
- Submit a completed application form, personal statement, resume, two letters of recommendation, CAMP qualifying document (COE, WIA or Employment Verification) and official GPA and credit documentation
Tentative Program Dates:
- DC Arrival: June 9, 2012
- Internship orientation and exploration of DC: June 10-17, 2012
- Internship Start Date: June 18, 2012
- Internship End Date: August 10, 2012
- Return Home: August 11, 2012
- Air fare and housing accommodations during Washington, D.C. stay
- $3,000 stipend
- Clothing allowance
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