By: Follow South Jersey Staff
SOUTH JERSEY — Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program that “combines practical, hands-on experience with traditional classroom instruction, guest presentations by leading professionals, as well as other unique skill-building opportunities, according to their website.
Sponsored by the New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research, and Development (CHPRD), fellows will be with job-related skills including written communication, negotiation, public speaking, organization and time management, professional etiquette, among others.
Over the 36 years of the fellowship, this program has helped hundreds of Hispanic and Latino New Jersey residents with invaluable skills and experiences to help them achieve in the professional world, according to CHPRD.
CHPRD states that the program is “designed to equip participants with a comprehensive skill set, the program includes coaching in essential areas such as written communication, negotiation, public speaking, organization and time management, professional etiquette, and the art of giving and receiving feedback.”
The program includes a paid internship component where fellows obtain hands-on experience in a variety of settings including state offices, the legislature, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. Along with practical experience and traditional classroom instruction. the program also has guest presentations from professionals.
To be eligible for the 2024 Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program, applicants must meet the following 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
Applications can be found at https://nj.gov/state/assets/pdf/chprd/chprd-2023-student-application.pdf and are due by Friday, December 8, 2023.
CHPRD is also looking for placement sites for the program. Employers interested in becoming a placement site can contact CHPRD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the 2024 Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program and the application process, please visit CHPRD.NJ.GOV or contact them at email@example.com.
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