Working at Heritage and Intern Roles


Oct 25, 2017 1 min read

Young Leaders Program

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Finance and Accounting

The Finance and Accounting intern participates in all of YLP’s program offerings. While the daily work of most interns consists of policy research, the Finance & Accounting intern has the unique opportunity to gain broad exposure to many aspects of Heritage’s financial and accounting operations. Responsibilities will include, developing presentations, compiling documents during the annual audit, assisting in building financial models, performing GAAP research, among other projects. The Finance & Accounting intern gains valuable experience in the context of supporting the most influential conservative think tank in the country.

*Finance and Accounting is only available in the summer semester.

Information Technology

The Information Technology department deals directly with Heritage’s backend systems, supporting all Foundation staff in their roles. As an intern, one would have an opportunity to interact with and support all Heritage staff. Interns will be working with systems such as ATLAS, Heritage’s Constituent Relationship Management database that manages and analyzes the interactions with current and future constituents. As an intern, one would aid the team in managing the security roles of employee and vendor accounts, assign and resolve tickets submitted by employees regarding questions and processes, and assist with trainings of different functions crucial to day-to-day operation. Other tasks include but are not limited to creating/reviewing user documentation for various procedures to ensure uniform data entry, importing weekly email appends for online membership, and working closely with the CRM Manager on additional projects. Database experience is preferred but not required. Individual should be detail-oriented, organized, able to multi-task, interested in problem solving and communicate effectively.

Workplace Solutions  

The Workplace Solutions Department manages the facilities and general building operations for The Heritage Foundation. The Workplace Solutions Department advances Heritage’s mission by delivering a first-rate workplace and exceptional customer experiences. This team strives to maintain a welcome and safe work environment; and is crucial in the management of Heritage’s property and long-term development. The Workplace Solutions Intern assists with office space coordination, works directly with external vendors to source supplies and equipment, and researches information for financial and project reporting. The Workplace Solutions Intern is a trusted member of the department and is expected to display an excellent customer service mentality and a whatever-it-takes attitude at all times.

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