CHLI Global Leaders Program Application

Thank you for your interest in the CHLI Global Leaders Program. Please read below and submit all required documents into the form below for your application to be considered complete.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or within one calendar year of graduation. All majors are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Must be enrolled at a 4-year college or university.

  • Must be fully available for program dates and complete the entire semester.

  • 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.

Required Documents

  • Online application

  • Cover letter

  • Unofficial transcripts

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Resume

  • Personal Statement: 600-800 words

  • Legislative analysis: 500 words

Application Instructions

  • You must complete the online application provided below. APPLICATION DEADLINE: CHLI Fall 2023 Global Leaders Program closes May 22 at 10:00 pm EST

    1. Online Application (below)

    2. Cover letter:
      Submit a one-page cover letter describing what you hope to gain from the program

    3. Unofficial Transcripts:
      Must include all semesters for which grades have been awarded at all colleges or universities attended.

    4. A letter of recommendation:
      From a professor or an employer are required. The letter must be included with your supporting documents. If recommender would like to submit it themselves, they may email it directly to We encourage that you be copied on the email as well.

    5. Resume:
      Must include educational and employment background and extracurricular activities and special awards/honors.

    6. Personal statement:
      In approximately 800 words, describe your family, work, educational, and community experience that led you to apply to the CHLI Global Leaders Program. How do these experiences relate to your long-term goals? How will you continue your leadership within your community? What are your greatest strengths? And what are areas you would like to improve?

    7. Legislative analysis:
      In approximately 800 words, identify a bill introduced in Congress (House or Senate) during the most recent session and analyze the pros and cons of the legislation. State and explain your position, provide policy recommendations, and identify their impact on the Hispanic and/or Portuguese community. Follow MLA format, and cite your sources. Plagiarism will result in dismissal of the application. We strongly recommend writing your analysis on one of the following topics:

      • Trade and International Affairs

      • Public Service

      • Energy and Environment

      • Education

      • Technology

      • Small Business

    For questions or concerns about CHLI’s Global Leaders Internship and Fellowship Program, please contact our Senior Internship Programs Manager Nicole Marín at

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Fall 2023 Global Leaders Application Documents