Local Latino students complete prestigious internship - Valley Morning Star : Local News: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Several Valley students have completed a highly com-petitive congressional internship program in the nation’s capital.
Roberto Lopez of Har-lingen, Samantha Rivera of Progreso and Victoria Velasquez of McAllen completed the Congres-sional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Congressional Internship Program late last month. They each served as interns for local legislators for two months, officials from the CHCI said.
Lopez, a student at Cor-nell University, interned for U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville. Velasquez and Rivera both worked in the office of U.S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Mercedes, and are both students are enrolled at the University of Texas Pan-American in Edin-burg.
Only 45 interns were chosen for the program from hundreds of appli-cants, officials said.
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