March 12, 1999
The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and Shell Oil Company have begun a nationwide search for Latino college and university students interested in an intensive six and a half week summer legislative internship program. The NALEO 1999 Summer Legislative Internship Program (SLIP) is designed to give undergraduate students a behind-the-scenes look at how public policy is developed and implemented at the state and federal levels.
During the six and a half week program, interns will travel to Washington, D.C. to work with legislators and their sfaffs for one week and then spend four weeks in their home state with a Latino elected official. Interns will perform a variety of important functions including researching legislation, monitoring hearings and preparing briefing papers. They will also meet with White House representatives, federal department heads, advocacy organizations and the news media.
Fourteen students from Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, New York, and Texas will be selected. Students must be residents of these states, but do not need to attend schools in these states. Interns will receive a stipend, transportation and accommodations at NALEO's Annual Conference and Washington, D.C.
Applications and program information are available by going to NALEO's home page at http://www.naleo.org, or by calling (202) 546-2536 for a FAXed application. Applications must be received at the NALEO Washington, D.C. Office by 5:00 p.m. EST Friday, March 26, 1999.