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About the Hilda Solis Washington D.C. Internship

Hilda Solis was sworn in as LA County Supervisor for the 1st District in 2014. On Februrary 24, 2009, Supervisor Solis was confirmed as U.S. Secretary of labor, becoming the first Latina to serve in a U.S. Presidential Cabinet. Supervisor Solis also represented the 32nd CA Congressional District from 2001 to 2009. In the Congress, Supervisor Solis' Championed access to affordable health care, improving the lives of working families and protecting the environment. Solis authored the green jobs Act which provided funding for "green" collar job training for veterans, displaced workers, at risk youth, and individuals under 200 percent of the federal poverty line. In 2000, Supervisor Solis was awarded the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for her pioneering work on environmental justice issues. Overall, the internship seeks to empower and provide students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Washington D.C. political landscape.

The Hilda Solis Washington D.C. Internship offers 2 to 5 East Los Angeles College students a 4-6 week internship between June 12, 2017–August 6, 2017. Students have the opportunity to participate in the legislative, political and administrative process. They learn about pursuing a career in government service. Students are housed at the George Washington University dormitories and room and board, round-trip airfare to Washington D.C., and a stipend will be provided by our foundation.


• Minimum 18 years of age
• Enrolled as a full-time student at ELAC in the Spring 2017 semester
• Complete 30 units by the end of Spring and planning to enroll at ELAC for Fall 2017
• A cumulative GPA of 3.0
• Complete English 101 by Fall 2016
• Complete one of the following courses by Spring 2017: Political Science 1, Comm 101 or 104, English 103, History 6, 11, 12, Chicano Studies 7 or 8


1. Completed application
2. Essay – no longer than 2 double-spaced, typed pages
• How will the Hilda Solis Internship serve to impact the quality of your life, campus and community?
• Explain the relevancy of this internship to your educational goals and career aspirations.
3. Current transcript(s) of all college courses taken
4. Two letters of recommendation – at least one must be from ELAC faculty or administrators attesting to your qualifications, and
5. One-page, single spaced résumé. Résumé should include internship objective, employment experience, academic and community honors/awards, volunteer, and community service.
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