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CHCI Summer Internship to Include STEM Focus Application Deadline February 5, 2010

Release Date: 01/19/2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and Time Warner Cable (TWC) today announced a new partnership to add STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) interns to CHCI’s nationally acclaimed Congressional Internship Program for the 2010 summer internship session.  The deadline for applicants to apply at is February 5, 2010.

CHCI and TWC are aggressively moving to educate young Latinos in important public policy issues relevant to the STEM fields, as the growth in STEM-related careers is expected to double in the next ten years. 

“With our program Connect A Million Minds, Time Warner Cable has committed to address America’s continuing need for greater focus on the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM),” said Fernando Laguarda, Vice President of External Affairs and Policy Counselor for Time Warner Cable. “We believe it is especially important to show Latino youth how much of an impact these subjects can have on their future success, which makes the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s STEM internship program a natural fit for our company, and we’re excited about the opportunities we can make available through this partnership.”

“CHCI reached out to Time Warner Cable to ensure Latino youth will have opportunities to pursue career opportunities working in the STEM industry in Washington, D.C. and across the nation,” said Esther Aguilera, CHCI President & CEO.  “We are excited to add this component to our programs so that we can meet the growing need for STEM professionals in the U.S.”

The CHCI Congressional Internship Program (CIP) provides college students with Congressional work placements on Capitol Hill to learn first-hand about our nation’s legislative processes.  Interns are responsible for conducting extensive legislative research, monitoring day-to-day hearings, managing constituent communications and assisting with general office matters.  Additionally, interns participate in weekly CHCI leadership and professional development sessions and meet with corporate representatives, national elected officials and foreign dignitaries. 

Applicants applying for CHCI STEM internships must be “STEM” majors in school and should have interest in public policy.  Additional components of the STEM Internship in partnership with TWC will include visits to TWC offices in Herndon, VA, Washington, D.C., and possibly New York City.

In 2009, the CIP was named one of the Top Twenty Leadership Programs for Latinos by Latino Leaders magazine.  To be eligible, all program applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, have remarkable leadership potential, and have a demonstrated history and commitment to community and public service.

About Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c) (3) organization, provides leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging leaders.  The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic Members of Congress, nonprofit, union and corporate leaders.  For more information call CHCI at (202) 543-1771 or visit

About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located in five geographic areas — New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas.  Time Warner Cable serves more than 14.7 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services.  Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media Sales, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable.  More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at, and


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