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The ELAC Foundation Office
(323) 265-8901


The ELAC Foundation Washington D.C. Gateway Internship Program (WGIP) offers 2 to 4 East Los Angeles College students a 4 week Summer internship between June and July.

The WGIP provides students with an opportunity to participate in the legislative, political, and administrative process. Students will follow in Supervisor Solis’ footsteps by contributing their new knowledge to the East Los Angeles College Community.

The WGIP seeks to provide students with leadership experience through participation in the legislative, political, and administrative process in Washington D.C.

Goal 1: Leadership development.

Goal 2: Networking opportunities.

Goal 3: Professional, personal, and community development.

• Housed at the George Washington University dormitories

• Round-trip airfare to Washington D.C.

• Stipend will be provided by the ELAC Foundation

• Minimum 18 years of age
• Enrolled as a full-time student at ELAC in the Spring 2020 semester
• Complete 30 units by the end of Spring and planning to enroll at ELAC for Fall 2020
• A cumulative GPA of 3.0
• Complete English 101 by Fall 2019
• Complete one of the following courses by Spring 2020: Political Science 1, Comm 101 or
104, English 103, History 6, 11, 12, Chicano Studies 7 or 8
• Must not hold a post-secondary degree

1. Completed application
2. Essay – no longer than 2 double-spaced, typed pages
• How will the WGIP serve to impact the quality of your life, campus and community?
• What will you contribute to your internship Office?
• What is a potential challenge you might face in D.C. and how will you overcome it?
3. One-page, single spaced résumé, which should include education, experience, and activities/honors/skills.

Upon receiving an invitation to interview:
• Current transcript(s) of all college courses taken
• One letter of recommendtion at least one must be from an ELAC faculty or administrators attesting to your qualifications.

Applicants must be available for in-person interviews on a date TBA

Upon being selected, interns should be available for a day-long
internship preparation workshop on a date TBA

Past Participants Experiences

“Working for a strong and educated Latina in office who fights to protect and serve the immediate South Los Angeles neighborhoods I grew up in was a transformative experience that reaffirmed my desire to continue pursuing my studies”

“My time in Washington D.C. has helped me grow as a leader, community organizer and researcher"

“tough and stressful, but every critique, I received meant I would learn how to better myself as both an intern and individual”.

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