Young Leaders Program
The Heritage Foundation
Young Leaders Program
Washington D.C.’s best internship program
The Young Leaders Program promotes the mission of The Heritage Foundation to the next generation by developing and implementing outreach to younger audiences. Watch the video!
The application process for the Spring 2023 program is now open. The program will run January 17 - April 21, 2023.
About the Internship
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This 12-week online program is designed to increase your leadership capabilities and to help you engage more meaningfully in your communities and more confidently in policy debates.
The InternshipApply Now!
The Young Leaders Program is a 12-15 week internship program that provides a full educational program while at The Heritage Foundation. Working up to 37.5 hours, an intern has the opportunity to learn from experts in a variety of fields by way of policy briefings, in-house mentorship, accountability of work, and a First Principles Series. If you have any questions specific to the internship, please contact [email protected]
Graduate FellowsApply Now!
The Heritage Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship program provides participants with a hands-on introduction to public policy work. Typical Graduate Policy Fellows are in the transitional stage between completion of graduate school and launching a career in public policy. Graduate Fellows will conduct original research under the mentorship of Heritage’s senior research analysts, and provide written quantitative and qualitative analyses. The Graduate Fellow typically works full-time in the offices of The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. The fellowship is a semester-based, 12-week program. This is a paid fellowship, a temporary position that does not include employee benefits.
Intern HousingApply Now!
Our Intern Housing Program provides an enriching experience for young professional conservative interns at a reasonable cost. Conveniently located adjacent to The Heritage Foundation on the Senate side of Capitol Hill, our Intern Housing location is an easy walk to House and Senate office buildings. It is also nearby to Union Station for easy Metro access, making it an ideal location for interns on the Hill and throughout the Washington, D.C. area.