There is exciting opportunity in Washington, DC for almost every set of interests. Because this city houses our national legislative and judicial branches, one can also find an endless array of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, associations, lobbying firms, and private corporations, in addition to the Capitol and its House and Senate Offices. Students in the Capitol Hill Internship Program will receive assistance in finding the right internship matches for their own interests and skills.

 

 

CHIP Placement Philosophy

 

"The key goal during the placement process is to place the student in an internship which is consistent with their interests and career aspirations. This is accomplished by beginning a dialogue between the student and the Director in Washington, usually via email. This ongoing dialogue continues throughout the whole placement process whereby the director guides the student in drawing up a short list of suitable organizations, applying to those organizations, preparing for the interview, and finally deciding which internship best meets the needs of the student."

 

 

Internship Areas:

 

 

 

 

  • Advertising/Public Relations
  • Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Advocacy/Public Policy
  • Arts Management
  • Climate Change / Clean Energy
  • Communications/Journalism
  • Communications/PR
  • Computer Related
  • Congressional (Not Member 
  • Offices)
  • Database Manager
  • District of Columbia Government
  • Editorial
  • Education
  • English
  • Environment
  • Event Planner Assistant
  • Executive Branch 
  • Federal-State Relations
  • Government Affairs Division/Non-
  • profit Association
  • Government Affairs/Trade 
  • Associations
  • Government Relations
  • Governors' Association
  • Grassroots Organization 
  • History 
  • Human Resources 
  • Information 
  • Technology/Education Intern
  • International Affairs
  • International Missing & 
  • Exploited Children
  • International/Human Rights
  • Journalism/media law
  • Legal/Law Related
  • Marketing
  • Non-Profit
  • Public Affairs
  • Publishing
  • Social Services
  • Space Policy
  • Sports Management
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Senate

Current Internships:

 

  • House of Representatives
  • Senate
  • Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
  • White House
  • Supreme Court
  • State Department
  • Democratic National Committee
  • FEMA
  • Council on Hemispheric Affairs
  • National Water Resource Assoc.
  • Paul Strauss & Associates 

 

Past Internships:

 

  • CNN
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Navy JAG
  • VSA Arts
  • US Senate
  • Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Sen. Thomas Daschle
  • Sen. Charles Grassley
  • Sen. Chuck Hagel
  • Sen. John McCain
  • Sen. Ben Nelson
  • Sen. Don Nickles
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