Students enrolled in this course complete a 15 week, 32 hour/week internship in an organization related to various topics including politics, the law, arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences in Washington D.C. The primary goal of this course is to introduce the student to the world of practical engagement in a variety of fields in the nation's capital. A secondary goal of the course is to enrich the participants' understanding of self; sharpen their career goals; and foster networking, professional skills and civil literacy.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance in the Capitol Hill Internship Program
Corequisite: IDS 4710 The Internship Seminar (CHIP)
Each week, interns gather (in the classroom in the CHIP building on Hill-510C St, NE) to discuss their internship and to extract its deeper meaning. The goal of the course is to expose students to generalizations about politics and related fields and how their internships are either confirming or challenging those generalizations. The readings for the course vary according to the internship placements of the students. Students are exposed to various research methodologies for understanding Washington politics and making connections to their internship. Guest speakers are used in this course.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into Capitol Hill Internship Program
Corequisite: IDS 4700 The Washington Experience (CHIP)