Want a great internship and valuable real-world experience in politics, policy, or the law? Simpson’s location close to Des Moines and a top-notch D.C. semester offer an array of opportunities few colleges can match.


Read about Sarina’s internship at the Iowa Capitol!

 Want to intern in Iowa/Des Moines?

Josie Rundlett with State Capital in Background

Josie (Rundlett) Beecher, a Simpson intern and clerk at the Iowa Capital who later spent her CHIP semester with U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, is now a scheduler for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Iowa Governor’s office
  • Iowa Lieutenant Governor’s office
  • Iowa Attorney General’s office
  • Iowa State Legislature
  • United States Attorney’s office
  • United Nations Association of Iowa
  • Iowa Council for International Understanding
  • Iowa Immigration Education Coalition
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Iowa House/Iowa Senate campaigns
  • Link Strategies political consulting
  • Renewable Energy Group
  • American Civil Liberties Union

Find out more about CHIP semester in D.C.

Want to live/intern in Washington D.C.?

Jamie Corey interned for Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) for her CHIP semester, which led to a life-changing internship at the Obama White House. Her new connections in D.C. led to a position in political research at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

  • The White House
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
  • U.S. Senate Finance Committee
  • Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
  • U.S. Senate Health/Education Committee
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Amnesty International
  • Shared Hope International
  • USA Today
  • The Washington Times
  • Democratic National Committee
  • Interfaith Conference of D.C.