Ariana Arredondo Accepted Into Congressional Hispanic Caucus Internship
Occidental College sophomore Ariana Arredondo, an economics for business major from Hacienda Heights, has been accepted into the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s summer internship program in Washington, D.C.
The Los Altos High School graduate is one of 30 college students from the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam who will take part in the eight-week program that aims to build leadership skills among promising young Hispanics.
“I hope that this internship will allow me to learn, along with members from the vast array of Latino-Americans, the political processes of Capitol Hill,” Arredondo said. “My long-term goal is to serve my country in promoting legislation that is attentive to the needs of all Americans.
Arredondo, who has not yet been given her assignment, will start her internship on June 8. She will spend 36 hours a week as an assistant to Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-34th District, or as an aide to government organizations such as the Hispanic Congressional Caucus or the General Accounting Office. The internship will require Arredondo to respond to constituent inquiries, monitor hearings, assist with general office operations, and draft correspondence.
The internship also requires Arredondo to write a research paper and participate in volunteer opportunities while in Washington.