Want a great internship and valuable real-world experience in politics, policy, or the law? Simpson’s location close to Des Moines and D.C. semester will give you opportunities few colleges can match.


Read about Sarina’s internship at the Iowa Capitol!

Want to intern in Iowa or Des Moines?


Josie (Rundlett) Beecher was a clerk at the Iowa Capital, then spent her CHIP semester with U.S. Senator Grassley. Josie is now the Scheduler for U.S. Senator Joni Ernst’s office.

  • 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 prestigious and life-changing internship at the Obama White House.

  • 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.