This morning, The Heritage Foundation kicked off its Summer Conservative Hill Intern Program (CHIP).
CHIP was launched last year by Heritage’s Truluck Center for Leadership Development as a training initiative for Millennials and Generation Z interns on Capitol Hill. This multi-session series includes job skills workshops and briefings on First Principles. Topics covered include The Conservative Worldview, Job Search Fundamentals, and The Legislative Process.
Since last fall, we’ve introduced First Principles and Heritage’s ideas to more than 50 young people. That number is growing: today, we launched our summer session with 59 applicants.
Eight of those participants are from the office of a famous former Heritage intern, Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas. Overall, we’ve had participants from more than 70 different Hill offices take part in CHIP.
Programs like CHIP help Heritage’s Truluck Center identify up-and-coming talent and build ongoing relationships with people who have become part of our talent pipeline for placement in internships and jobs on Capitol Hill, in the Executive Branch, and with coalition partners.
How can we better create a culture of conservatism among future Capitol Hill staff?