About the Program
The Hobby Center for Public Policy's Civic Houston Internship Program (CHIP) was established in 1996 as a non-partisan government internship program dedicated to introducing University of Houston students to public service. The program has since placed over 1000 interns in political offices in the Houston area, and it is open to all majors at a sophomore level and higher.
On-site intern responsibilities combined with an academic curriculum encourages students to become more civic-minded, with many ultimately deciding to pursue a career in public service.
The CHIP Award was established in 2003 to recognize an outstanding local government intern. A $500 award is presented to one recipient each fall and spring semester.
Fall 2015 award application coming soon.
Congratulations to Aisha Ibrahim, recipient of the spring 2015 CHIP Award!
Ja'Terrell Moffett, Political Science major
Office of Congressman Al Greeny, fall 2014
Bryan Shea, Political Science major
Office of State Representative Dan Huberty, spring 2014
Brenda Resendiz, Political Science and English major
Office of Congressman Ted Poe, fall 2013
Jennifer Rodriguez, Communications major with a minor in Political Science
Office of State Representative Carol Alvarado, spring 2010
Shaziya Bandukia, Political Science major
Peter Brown for Mayor Campaign, fall 2009
Vincent Harding, Political Science major
Center for Houston's Future, spring 2009
Ann Ngo, Political Science major
Office of Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman, election division, fall 2008
Autumn Jodzio, Political Science major
Office of Council Member Mike Sullivan, spring 2008
Shaun Stacey, Political Science major
Office of Council Member Sue Lovell, spring 2007
Cynthia Brum, Political Science major
Galveston Houston Association for Smog Prevention, fall 2006
Jane MacNeil, Political Science major
Office of Council Member Carol Alvarado, spring 2006
Daniel Lazarine, Political Science major
Peter Brown for City Council Campaign, fall 2005
Jerry Greenspan, Political Science major
Office of Council Member Adrian Garcia, spring 2005
Emily Klein, Political Science major
Office of Congressman John Culberson, fall 2004
Pamela Klekar, Political Science & French major
Office of Council Member Mark Ellis, spring 2004
Anika Guerrero, Political Science major
Office of Council Member Ada Edwards, fall 2003
Sara Price, Political Science major
Office of Council Member Gordon Quan, spring 2003