Lion on the Hill

Ever wonder what it’s like to live and work in our nation’s capital? Immerse yourself in all that Washington DC has to offer while connecting with AEPi’s from all over the world through the Lion on the Hill Internship program.

This 8-week work/study facilitated internship program allows brothers to build their resumes through competitive internships, meet distinguished AEPi leaders & alumni and experience Washington, D.C. Participants will gain valuable career experience and engage in networking opportunities with fellow brothers through the strong network of AEPi alumni, partners and friends in the capital.

During the week, brothers will work in their internship placements and learn from their organizations. Every Sunday, brothers take part in professional development seminars where they will not only learn what they can do to stand out in a competitive job market but also meet several successful AEPi brothers.


Program Structure

Orientation: June 8th & June 9th

This orientation Shabbaton will introduce brothers to the goals and structure of the Lion on the Hill program. Interns will have the opportunity to meet each other as well as professionals and leaders of the Jewish community of Washington DC.

Internship Placements: June 11th – August 3rd

Brothers will work full time in their internship placements and report to their supervisors at their respective organizations. Any prior summer arrangements must be coordinated with their internship supervisor and planned accordingly.

105th International Convention: August 5th – August 12th

Brothers are expected to attend AEPi’s 105th International Convention in Phoenix, AZ after their internship concludes. Information and registration for convention can be found here.


Professional Development Sundays

All professional and career development seminars will be held every Sunday surrounding a variety of topics. Ranging from distinguished alumni speakers to interns sharing what they’re working on in their placement, these days are meant to prepare brothers for their future. Format will vary based on the topics covered that day.


Application Process

1. Students apply to the Lion on the Hill Internship Program through their MyAEPi accounts

2. Applications are vetted for the program and brothers conduct first round interview with AEPi’s Director of Leadership Development.

3. AEPi will send top applicants to a second round interview with potential placement organizations based on the needs of the organization and background of the applicant

4. Placement organizations notify AEPi of their top choice and applicants are confirmed in the summer cohort



March 16 – Application Deadline

May 4 – Applicants have been notified if accepted

June 8, 9 – Orientation

June 11 – Internship Begins

August 5 – 105th International Convention



-Must be an AEPi undergraduate brother
-Must have at least one semester left on campus after the internship program
-Must have no prior criminal background that would interfere with a government related placement
-Must have demonstrated leadership ability in chapter/colony
-Must have at least two letters of recommendation



Are the internships paid?

All internships in the program are unpaid. That being said, each participant is provided with a fully load metro card for the summer and all expenses on program days are covered.


Is housing provided?

Housing is not provided and interns are expected to find their own arrangements for the summer.


If I planned a family vacation over the summer, do I have to cancel?

Should you be accepted and put in a placement, any schedule conflicts must be coordinated with your internship supervisor.