For Immediate Release April 12, 2010

Contact: Yisel Cabrera
Director of Programs & Operations

(202) 347-8280

Summer Madrid Program Aims to Provide Global Leadership Experience for American Students from Diverse Backgrounds

WASHINGTON, DC – The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) and PromoMadrid invite qualified students who are currently in their last year of their undergraduate or studying a Post Graduate Program in an accredited four year University, from throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, to apply for the 2010 CHLI-Madrid Program: Gateway to Madrid Summer Internship Program.

Seven to ten students from diverse backgrounds will be selected to become part of this intensive six-week summer internship program in Madrid, Spain. Successful interns will first participate in a one week immersion course that will focus on Spanish culture, economy, and politics which will then be followed by a five week placement with a sponsoring Madrid-based company. The CHLI-Madrid Program aims to provide a unique and enriching practical work experience for bilingual American student leaders in one of Europe’s main economic hubs, the Regional Community of Madrid.

This initiative is financially backed by PromoMadrid and managed by CHLI, who will be responsible for all aspects related to the students’ internship, training, housing & travel while living in Madrid.

The application deadline is Monday, May 3, 2010. The program begins June 14 and ends July 30, 2010. Applications can be downloaded from the CHLI website at

To apply, applicants must:
• Be U.S. citizens, bilingual in English and Spanish.
• Have a valid U.S. Passport.
• Be enrolled in an accredited four year college/university.
• Submit a completed application form, personal statement in English and Spanish, curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation and official transcripts.


• Airfare and housing accommodations in Madrid, Spain.
• Stipend for living expenses
• Health insurance

For more information please contact Yisel Cabrera, Director of Programs and Operations, Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute at or at 202-347-8280 Ext. 303.


About CHLI:

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI, pronounced “chili”) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, based in Washington, D.C., that advances the diversity of thought in U.S. Hispanic community in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, as well as in the international community. For more information, please visit You may also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About PromoMadrid:
PromoMadrid, Desarrollo Internacional de Madrid, S.A. is a regional government-owned company, incorporated in 2004 with the purpose of promoting and developing the Region of Madrid internationally from an economic perspective. PromoMadrid acts under the authority of the Madrid Regional Ministry of Economy and Finance Affairs. Visit