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Rolando Rodriguez

Miami Native, Loyola University Student Selected for Prestigious Congressional Internship in Washington, DC

CHICAGO, June 11, 2004 The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the nation’s leading Hispanic non-profit and non-partisan educational organization, has selected Guillermo L. Vallejo to participate in the nation’s most prestigious Hispanic internship program.

The CHCI Congressional Summer Internship selects 30 outstanding Latino undergraduates from across the country to spend eight weeks in Washington, DC, providing them with a “behind the scenes” look at how the U.S. government functions. While in Washington DC, Vallejo, a native of Miami, FL and a Political Science major at Loyola University, will work in the office of House Republican Conference while benefiting from the program’s emphasis on leadership development, work experience, community service, and learning.

“History has shown that as a CHCI program participant, Guillermo will be an agent for change in America by emerging into leadership capacities where Hispanics are rarely seen,” says Ingrid M. Duran, CHCI President and CEO. “As one of 30 of the most promising young Hispanic leaders in the U.S., Guillermo will continue a national trend of increased Latino leadership for all of America”

At the office of House Republican Conference, Vallejo will work on constituent communications, monitor hearings, conduct legislative research, and assist with general office operations. Vallejo’s work experience will be enhanced by weekly leadership developmental sessions, during which the intern will meet with national leaders and discuss current policy matters.
About The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

CHCI, a non-profit, non-partisan, educational 501(c)(3) organization, provides educational programs for Hispanic college and postgraduate students. The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic Members of the U.S. Congress, non-profit leaders, and corporate executives. For more information on CHCI, visit our website, www.chciyouth.org or call 1.800.EXCEL.DC.

About Loyola University Chicago

Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,000 students, which includes 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 69 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.




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