The experience I had in Washington D.C. as a Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP) student was a once in a lifetime experience. Interning at Amnesty International USA taught me more that I could have imagined about violence against women, women’s rights, the government, international activism, networking, and working in a very professional setting. CHIP is not just for political science majors and those interested in getting involved heavily in politics. Washington D.C. offers a wealth of options of organizations, nonprofits, and government groups. I urge anyone who is considering to apply! It will be the most educational and fun semester.
Applications for the Capitol Hill Internship Program for the fall semester are due April 1st to Meghan Winchell. The application and eligibility guidelines can be found on the NWU Political Science web page.