CHLI Global Leaders Program faq

What types of internships are offered?

The first part of your internship is with a member of Congress, while the second part will take place with one of CHLI’s Corporate Sponsors. According to your application and interview responses, CHLI will set up interviews with the offices that will provide the best fit for you.

How much does the program cost?

The program is covered by our CHLI sponsors, so there is no cost for you to participate. CHLI covers your roundtrip air fair, housing, as well as a monthly stipend and public transportation. Your tuition and networking experiences are also covered. Just bring yourself!

Do I need a U.S. citizenship to apply?

No, you do not. However, all persons selected for an internship will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form.

What does a typical week look like?

Although it may vary by office placement, Global Leaders will typically follow the Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm work week, with weekends off.

CHLI will provide special weekly events for Global Leaders to attend, which take place mostly during the evenings. If the events are during work hours, we will give you enough notice to inform your respective offices.

Do students receive 12 units/credits throughout the semester to maintain a full-time status?

The Global Leaders Program focuses on in-person experiences and does not include a required academic course. Interns are provided with books on leadership development, networking, and time management. The CHLI team is happy to support students who need academic credit for the internship by providing a letter confirming the program curriculum.

Are the letters of recommendation limited to only a professor and/or employer?

We want to know what you are involved with, so you do not have to limit yourself by who you choose, and it does not have to be one from each. You may choose to have a letter of recommendation from a supervisor of a volunteer group or program from school.

What does the selection process look like?

We want to see a 100% complete application that shows us all about who you are. We enjoy reading your personal statements and learning about your background and experiences. In the weeks following your submission, the selection committee will read over your applications and select a handful of students to move onto the interview portion.

What majors can/should apply?

We encourage students with all majors and backgrounds to apply. CHLI fosters the diversity of thought and welcomes all perspectives to the table. We want to see what you are passionate about and what you want to bring back to your community.