Capitol Hill Internship Program

Internships give you the opportunity to learn by experience and prove yourself in a professional setting.

The Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP) connects NWU students to an array of exciting Washington, D.C., internships in and out of government.

CHIP students:

  • live on Capitol Hill in apartments very close to most internship sites;
  • work in government and non-government offices through programs only found in Washington, D.C.; and
  • take classes and seminars to make the most of their internship experiences.

To apply for the program, complete the CHIP Application and submit via email to Dr. Meghan Winchell at mwinchel [at] The application includes a nonrefundable $250 housing deposit.

See more information about the CHIP program on their website.

Rachel Bauer

Council on Environmental Quality

Political science major interns with the legislative affairs team of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Read more.

Ashley Bykerk

Office of Vice President Joe Biden

Accounting major teamed with policy advisers to prepare memos and give updates on various issues for Vice President Joe Biden. Read more.

Betsy Reimer

NASA Internship in D.C.

Business major manages social media presence of the NASA History Office in Washington, D.C. Read more.