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Pezeshkan Family
Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP)

Our summer applications are now closed, Fall applications will open mid summer.


The Pezeshkan Family Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP) supports Iranian American students and recent graduates as they learn about the legislative process by interning with a Member of Congress!

During the internship, CHIP interns receive a stipend and mentorship from Iranian American government and political experts. CHIP is an engaging and rewarding experience that helps young Iranian Americans learn about the importance of being active in the American civic process.


Internships are available during the academic fall and spring semesters, as well as during the summer.​


Iranian American high school graduates, college students, and recent college graduates are welcome to apply!

The best-suited individuals will be students pursuing political science, public policy, history, and/or economics, and journalism majors. However, students in other majors who have an interest in government and policy-related work are also encouraged to apply.


Financial Support

Participants receive a $1000 stipend for Fall / Spring, or $2000 for Summer.

Witness Democracy

Become fully immersed in the heart of our nation's democracy, learning how change happens, and why the work of representatives in Congress is important to our everyday lives.


Meet and network with Iranian Americans who work in public policy.

Kickstart Your Career

Alumni of CHIP have found the experience helpful in informing their future career while making connections that have helped many land jobs on Capitol Hill, the federal government, and beyond!

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