Henry Cuellar announces Smithsonian Latino Center now accepting applications for Young Ambassadors Program

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
Students are selected to travel to Washington, D.C. for a week-long seminar at the Smithsonian.

Henry Cuellar

Washington, D.C. (KGNS) - Congressman Henry Cuellar announced today that the Smithsonian Latino Center is now accepting application from eligible high school seniors for its Young Ambassadors Program.

According to a press release sent by Cuellar's secretary, students with an interest in and commitment to the arts, sciences and humanities as it pertains to Latino communities and cultures are selected to travel to Washington, D.C., for a week-long seminar at the Smithsonian. Following the week in Washington, students participate in a four-week interdisciplinary internship in museums and cultural institutions in 17 cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including Smithsonian-affiliated organizations.

The Smithsonian Latino Center covers round-trip airfare to Washington, D.C. (a portion of the travel provided by Southwest Airlines), housing, and meals during the one-week training seminar at the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian Latino Center will also provide a $2,000 program stipend upon the completion of the one-week training seminar and the four-week internship. It is the applicant’s responsibility to identify and cover housing, transportation, and meals for the duration of the four-week internship component. The Smithsonian Latino Center encourages applicants to select internship sites in their local region where they may be able to stay with family or friends.

The program runs from June 22nd to August 1st and the deadline to apply is April 7 at 4pm.


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