As the Chairman of American Defense International, Inc., Van Hipp guides the company in its strategic development services to clients. A published author and political commentator, Van Hipp also volunteers with the National Rural Health Association (NRHA).
The NRHA offers an internship program to young professionals who wish to bolster their knowledge of key NRHA concentrations, which include rural health advocacy, policy, and grant-making. Beyond this, the NRHA offers internships relating to marketing, communications, finance, and educational conference planning.
To achieve consideration for an NRHA internship, which is unpaid and takes place in either Washington DC or the organization’s headquarters in Leawood, Kansas, applicants must provide the NRHA with their resumes and a list of their areas of interest. Candidates must also inform the NRHA of the preferred length of their internships since the organization offers positions that vary in length as well as focus.