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  • Locations: Washington, DC, United States;
  • Program Terms: Interim
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  • Restrictions: Wofford applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Minimum GPA Required: 2.5 Program Type: Domestic Travel/Study
Program Description:
Capitol Hill Internship Program

Program Overview
The Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP) provides students with internship opportunities in Washington, DC. These placements can include government agencies, nonprofit organizations, associations, lobbying firms, and private corporations, in addition to the Capitol and its House and Senate offices. Note: this program does not place the students in internships. It is the student’s responsibility to find his/her own placement
CourseworkWashington DC
Students will enroll in JAN 383 A. This course requires that students participate in an on-site internship in Washington, DC during Interim.

Students will stay in premium housing in the immediate vicinity of Capitol Hill. Interns live in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in the heart of D.C., within walking distance from the Capitol, the House and Senate offices, the Smithsonian, Union Station, the Capitol South metro stop, the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and countless restaurants, shops, and markets. Students will have easy access to museums and art galleries, business districts, and many other places where they will experience the exciting, cosmopolitan atmosphere of Washington, D.C.

Interns live in high-quality housing and enjoy a fully furnished living space with leisure seating, televisions (with DVD players), dressers, paid utilities and basic cable service. Two desktop computers are available, and for those students who bring their own laptops, the house is equipped with high-speed wireless internet access. Linens and household goods, including light bulbs, paper towels, dishes and cooking utilities are provided. All housing features on-site laundry facilities and the common areas are visited by a cleaning service at the start of the semester.

Program Costs
Program fee: $2,051.64
This cost includes application fee, housing in a furnished apartment (including linens and household goods, light bulbs, paper towels, dishes, and cooking utensils), utilities, local phone service, computer use, internet access, laundry facilities, and instruction. 

Additional expenses:
Meals: $750 
Transportation to Washington DC: $350 
Local transportation: $250
Personal spending money: $400 

Wofford Travel Grants
The Wofford College Travel Grants provide assistance to students who are participating in an Interim Travel/Study program. Financial need and academic merit are the principle considerations in awarding these grants. Students who are applying for an Interim travel grant will be informed of their travel grant application status prior to the Interim application deadline. Please note that any funding received from a travel grant cannot be used towards the Interim program deposit. 

To be eligible to apply for a Travel Grant, students must be in good social and academic standing with the College. To be considered for a merit-only grant, students must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Awards range from $500 - $1,500. The number of awards granted will depend upon the number of applicants as well as available funds. The award is directly applied to the applicant's program fees. To apply, complete the online Wofford College Travel Grant application.

For More Information
Contact Dr. Doug Steinel or Dr. David Alvis
Visit the Capitol Hill Internship Program website. Please note that applications and payment go through Wofford College directly. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.