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New Awards for CHCI and CBCF Interns Admitted to Maxwell’s MPA and IR programs

CHCI Spring Interns

CHCI Intern Presentation

At this time of Thanksgiving, we are extraordinarily grateful for our Department’s long standing partnerships with organizations that share our commitment to a diverse public service.  We are very pleased to share this wonderful news today in the spirit of Thanksgiving and our continued collaboration.

The Department of Public Administration and International Affairs is pleased to announce two new fellowship programs for Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) interns admitted into the MPA and/or MA IR degree programs at Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. 

In recognition of more than ten years of successful collaboration among our institutions, we

CBCF Intern Visit

CBCF Intern Visit

are pleased to announce the new CHCI Maxwell Fellowship and CBCF Maxwell Fellowship Awards as testament to our commitment to a diverse public service and in recognition of the talented individuals that CHCI and CBCF mentor throughout the year.  We have appreciated the opportunity to showcase the versatility of graduate degrees in the fields of public policy, administration and international affairs to talented and promising young professionals that these organizations bring to Washington, DC each semester for their internship programs.  We expect these new Fellowships to strengthen these already well-established partnerships.

Beginning with the 2016 admissions cycle, and continuing thereafter, each admitted CHCI or CBCF intern (current or former) will be provided a tuition scholarship valued at $10,000 upon admission. They will also be considered for additional funding through our traditional awards process. The CHCI Maxwell Fellowship Awards and CBCF Maxwell Fellowship Awards will be provided to eligible students admitted into the MPA, MA IR or any other PA/IR joint degree, with the exception of dual JD degree candidates.  A letter of support attesting to the successful completion of their internship will be required for the official administration of these awards.

About CHCI

CHCI is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) leadership development organization in the country that educates, empowers, and connects Latino youth by providing leadership development programs and educational services. CHCI directly impacts the lives of more than 1,700 students and young professionals each year through its fellowships,  congressional internships, scholarshipsReady to Lead (R2L®) college readiness program, and R2L NextGen program. CHCI NextOpp is its latest resource allowing young Latinos to save, search and share life-changing opportunities for Latinos across the United States.   The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic members of Congress, nonprofit, union and corporate leaders. Visit, or join us on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInYouTube, and Instagram.

CHCI brings nearly 80 college undergraduates each year across spring, summer and fall sessions to Washington, D.C. for its Congressional Internship Program.  By exposing young Latinos to the legislative process and strengthening their leadership skills, the program promotes the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill and in public policy positions.

About CBCF
The mission of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is to advance the global black community by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public.  CBCF works to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information to address critical issues affecting our communities; provide leadership development and scholarship opportunities to educate the next generation of leaders; promote public health and financial empowerment for all communities through innovative programs; and develop strategic research and historical resources for the public, academics, educators, and students.

About Syracuse University’s Maxwell School
The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is Syracuse University’s home for innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and research in the social sciences, public policy and public administration. The Department of Public Administration and International Affairs, is home to America’s leading graduate programs in public administration, policy and international affairs.  These professionally oriented master’s degree programs (MPA and MA International Relations) are offered alongside advanced scholarly degrees in the social sciences.  Maxwell scholars and students conduct wide-ranging research through nine interdisciplinary research centers, each focused on a topical area within public affairs, such as social and economic policy, conflict and collaboration, public wellness, aging, energy and environment, national security, and regional studies, among others.

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