WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, is encouraging college students from the 34th District of Texas to apply for an internship with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). CHCI is currently accepting internship applications for summer 2016.

“One of the most rewarding parts of my job is seeing the many bright, energetic young people who come to Capitol Hill each semester to intern with my office,” U.S. Rep. Vela said. “Helping constituents in the 34th District of Texas learn how government works through a hands-on internship that allows them to experience Congress first-hand is an eye opening experience, and I urge college students wishing to learn more about how the democratic system works to apply for a paid Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute internship.”

The deadline to apply for the summer 2016 internship is 11:59 p.m. EST January 22, 2016.

Those interested in applying for an internship should visit http://www.chci.org/internships/ or http://apply.chci.org/.