Capitol Hill Intern Summit

The Network of enlightened Women is proud to host our annual Capitol Hill Intern Summit on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. The program will run from 11am-2pm at Capitol Hill Club. 

This year, attendees will hear from speaker, Dr. Christine Rosen, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, for a session titled, “A Culture in Crisis,” as well as Rachel Bovard, Executive Director of the Senate Republican Steering Committee, for a session titled, “Five Things to do in Your 20s for the Career You Want in Your 30s.”

This FREE event is open to female interns, Capitol Hill staffers, and students in the Washington, DC area. Lunch is also be provided for all attendees. 

At this event attendees also learn about the NeW community. NeW is the nation’s premier organization for conservative university women. NeW cultivates a community of conservative women and expands intellectual diversity on college campuses and in communities through women’s leadership organizations. NeW isn’t just for college women—we have a very active DC Professional Network chapter as well.

Interns have the ability to work in the morning and attend this event over lunch before returning for the last couple hours of the day. 

For more information on the Summit, email

Our 2023 Speakers

Rachel Bovard is the Executive Director of the Senate Steering Committee, where she develops legislative strategy and floor procedure for the committee’s 18 conservative senators. She previously served for a decade on Capitol Hill in various legislative roles, including as legislative director to Sen. Rand Paul. Prior to working at the Steering Committee, Rachel was the policy director at the Conservative Partnership Institute, an organization she helped to found in 2017.


Christine Rosen is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where she focuses on American history, society and culture, technology and culture, and feminism. Concurrently she is a columnist for Commentary magazine and one of the cohosts of The Commentary Magazine Podcast. She is also a fellow at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture and a senior editor in an advisory position at the New Atlantis. Her previous positions include editor of In Character, managing editor of the Weekly Standard, and distinguished visiting scholar at the Library of Congress. Dr. Rosen is the author or coauthor of many books and book chapters and her opinion pieces have appeared in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, National Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, among others. Dr. Rosen has a PhD in history, with a major in American intellectual history, from Emory University, and a BA in history from the University of South Florida. 

Past Speakers

Natalie Joyce _Headshot

Natalie Joyce

Deputy Chief of Staff, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy


Sarah Parshall Perry

Senior Legal Fellow for the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Parker Poling

Parker Hamilton Poling

Partner, Harbinger Strategies

Past Summits


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