Summer 2022

Embarking on a summer internship on Capitol Hill or in a district office? Wondering how that internship will impact your long-term goals?

Wading through 535 Senate and Congressional offices, it’s easy to get lost in the fray. Hours spent in the office shouldn’t define your Washington, D.C., internship. We want to help you make your Summer 2022 experience your own.

The Heritage Foundation is pleased to offer the Summer 2022 Conservative Hill Intern Program (CHIP) – a series of weekly breakfast meetings designed to ground you in the extra knowledge and skills you need for long-term success.

  • Understand the foundation of conservative public policy.
  • Benefit from practical insights on how to thrive on the Hill and in a public policy office.
  • Cultivate essential career skills.
  • Build connections with your fellow conservative interns.

Admitted participants are invited to take part in all sessions, including those that are hosted before and after their internship term. In-person sessions will be streamed live for district interns. See below for a full list of dates and speakers for this summer.


Program Schedule
This series will run once a week in the summer from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Breakfast will be provided.

Session #1: Life in a Post-Roe World
Friday, June 10th
Sarah Parshall Perry - Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation (invited)

Session #2: To 2023/5 and Beyond
Friday, June 17th
Dustin Carmack - Research Fellow for Cybersecurity, Intelligence, and Emerging Technology, The Heritage Foundation
Paul Dans - Director of the 2025 Presidential Transition Project, The Heritage Foundation

Session #3: Spending and Inflation
Friday, June 24th
Dr. EJ Antoni - Research Fellow for Regional Economics, The Heritage Foundation

Session #4: Careers in the Conservative Movement and on Capitol Hill
Friday, July 1st
Kyle Bonnell - Senior Job Bank Manager, The Heritage Foundation
Matt Eagan - Director of Federal Affairs, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Session #5: National Security
Friday, July 8th
Lora Ries - Senior Research Fellow for Homeland Security and Director of the Border Security and Immigration Center, The Heritage Foundation
Brent Sadler - Senior Fellow for Naval Warfare and Advanced Technology, The Heritage Foundation

Session #6: Skills for the Hill
Friday, July 15th
Hill Staff Panel

Session #7: Breaking the Woke Establishment
Friday, July 22nd
Roman Jankowski - Senior Investigative Counsel for the Oversight Project, The Heritage Foundation
Karalee Geiss - Capitol Hill Outreach Director, Young America's Foundation


Any Questions? Email Becky Turco: [email protected]