January 27, 2006

2006 Ford Motor Company CHLI Leadership Program

Application Deadline Friday, April 14, 2006

Eight college students will be selected to participate in the 2006 Ford Motor Company CHLI Leadership program. Participants will travel to Washington, D.C. to take part in a six-week internship program consisting of professional leadership development workshops while learning about local and state government, federal government, national advocacy organizations, and policy development. Interns will have the opportunity to interact with appointed and elected officials, as well as other community members and leaders from across the country.

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 Rico.

§ 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.

Program Dates:

§ Start date: June 17, 2006

§ End date: July 29, 2006

Compensation:

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

§ $2,000 stipend.

§ Metro card provided.

For more information please contact Melissa Buia, Program Manager, Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute at mbuia@chli.org or at 202-429-2033.

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