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Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP)

An up-close and personal experience with American politics

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