Simpson’s Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP) is a life-changing opportunity for students in political science, pre-law and international relations.
You spend a semester in Washington, D.C. and earn a semester of credit in an internship and two seminar classes. Students live in a 3-story brick brownstone just blocks from the Capitol. An on-site director helps with internship placement and costs are similar to a semester on campus.
You work four days a week and then on Fridays, take educational tours of federal agencies, historical sites/landmarks and D.C., Virginia, or Maryland attractions. Internships are also available in summer.
CHIP students have interned at the following:
- The White House
- Australian Embassy
- American Enterprise Institute.
- Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
- Smithsonian Institution
- U.S. Senate Finance Committee
- U.S. Department of Justice
- Religious Freedom Center at the Newseum
- Washington National Aquarium
- The Interfaith Alliance
- Woodrow Wilson International Center