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November 19, 2015                                                                             703-528-5656 ext. 108

ZGS Communications Introduces its First Scholarship and Internship Program in Partnership with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute



WASHINGTON, DC - ZGS Communications announced today the launch of a scholarship and paid internship project in partnership with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. The CHCI-ZGS Communications Scholar Intern program is designed to offer qualifying Latino students a dynamic real-world work experience in a multi-media environment, while providing monetary compensation and scholarship funds to help students with the financial burdens of post-secondary education. 

In its first year, the program will recruit four candidates to be the recipients of a $2,500 scholarship along with a six-week paid internship at one of ZGS's Telemundo affiliates in Orlando and Tampa or its web portal holaciudad!.  Based on the selected students' majors and preferences, students will work in broadcast engineering, marketing, news or video production.
"As one of the very few Hispanic-owned broadcast and media companies in the country, we are excited to be teaming up with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in an effort to help prepare the next generation of Latino media professionals and leaders. The CHCI-ZGS Scholar Intern program is both an investment in our future, and a very tangible opportunity for students to gain practical experience in their chosen field," commented Ronald J. Gordon, CEO of ZGS Communications.
Applications for the CHCI-ZGS Communications Scholar Intern program are available now at  The deadline to apply is January 22, 2016. 

About CHCI

CHCI is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) leadership development organization in the country that educates, empowers, and connects Latino youth by providing leadership development programs and educational services. CHCI directly impacts the lives of more than 1,700 students and young professionals each year through its fellowships, congressional internships, scholarshipsReady to Lead (R2LŪ) college readiness program, and R2L NextGen program. CHCI NextOpp is its latest resource allowing young Latinos to save, search and share life-changing opportunities for Latinos across the United States.


About ZGS Communications
ZGS Communications is a Hispanic-owned media company, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.  The company owns 9 Spanish-language television stations, representing the largest group of independent stations affiliated with the Telemundo network.  In addition, ZGS owns three radio stations serving Washington, DC and Tampa, and a Spanish-language web portal For over three decades, ZGS has been a leader in the industry with a profound commitment to localism and diversity; proudly serving and celebrating the Hispanic community with local news and programming on multiple platforms, as well as outreach, advocacy and grassroots events.


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