The New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research, and Development (CHPRD) recently announced the launch of this year’s applications for the 2024 Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program. For 36 years, this program has provided Hispanic and Latino New Jerseyans with hands-on access to the professional world, empowering hundreds of individuals to gain invaluable experience and skills.

This paid internship is an opportunity for young adults of Hispanic or Latino descent to work alongside industry professionals in order to cultivate some of the job market’s most in-demand skills. While enrolled in the program, participating students will be coached on a number of essential workplace areas including written communication, negotiation,  professional etiquette, public speaking, organization and time management, and giving and receiving feedback. This assures that upon graduation from the program, students are equipped with a well-rounded set of skills which will carry them far into their professional pursuits.

If you are interested in applying, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a resident of New Jersey
  • Be of Hispanic descent
  • Be enrolled in a 2 or 4-year college or university program
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident

The application deadline for this opportunity is December 8th, 2023, so there is still plenty of time to get your information submitted. When you are ready to get started, the application can be filled out online, linked here: Apply – CHPRD. For more information about the 2024 Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program and the application process, please visit CHPRD.NJ.GOV or contact the CHPRD team at for additional assistance.

If you are not a student but still wish to support this incredible work, you may be of assistance. The CHPRD team is still seeking employer placements for this year’s fellowship, so any interested businesses are welcome to inquire. If you are an employer interested in becoming a placement site and playing a part in developing the future of Hispanic leaders, please contact the CHPRD at

The New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research, and Development was established in 1975 in order to better meet the needs of New Jersey’s Hispanic and Latino populations. Through the efforts, the CHPRD seeks to empower, provide financial support, and technical assistance to primarily Hispanic community-based organizations. The Center promotes a new model of community development that is focused on making tangible impacts in people’s lives and offering community-based organizations a greater opportunity for self-sufficiency.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more prior to submitting your application, please contact the CHPRD at for further assistance. The next generation of leaders are in the making now, so be sure to apply today to be a part of something great!

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