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Outside Internship Opportunities

 

The Walker Institute provides a variety of internship opportunities with congressional, state and local offices, along with assistance in obtaining interships with non-profit organizations, caucuses and think tanks. Internships have to be applied for directly through the organization or agency where a student wishes to intern. This list provides links to external internship opportunities. Although the Walker Institute internship application does not work for these organizations, the Walker Institute will still assist students through the application process. Please be mindful of each organization's application deadlines as they may vary.

U.S. Department of State

Consular Fellows Program

The Consular Fellows Program offers candidates a unique opportunity to serve their country, utilize their foreign language skills, and develop valuable skills and experience that will serve them well in follow-on professions.

Foreign Service Consular Fellows serve in U.S. embassies and consulates overseas alongside Foreign Service Officers, other U.S. agency personnel, and locally-employed staff. Using their language skills in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Russian, or French, their primary duty is to adjudicate visas for foreign nationals. Duties and responsibilities are similar to those of entry-level career Foreign Service Officers. While at post, Consular Fellows are members of the embassy or consulate community and receive many of the same benefits that career Foreign Service members receive, such as housing and educational allowances for eligible family members. (Source: U.S. State Dept. Website)

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Congressional Internship Program

During CHCI’s paid summer and semester internships, promising Latino undergraduate students experience what it’s like to work in a congressional office, while participating in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service.