The Heritage Foundation Young Leaders Program seeks to promote the mission of The Heritage Foundation to the next generation by developing and implementing outreach to young audiences, and we have found that our First Principles Series, Policy Briefings, and Mentorship are invaluable to the students who have gone through our program.


We offer internships every spring, summer, and fall; and our program attracts young conservative leaders of the highest caliber – including many of your students!  Heritage Foundation interns get to work directly with our prestigious analysts and policy makers, and many will have the opportunity for original research and writing.  The Heritage Foundation Internship Program attracts young conservative leaders of the highest caliber, and we train, equip, and develop tomorrow’s young conservative leaders during their time at Heritage.  Interns also enjoy many of the perks of working at The Heritage Foundation by participating in weekly briefings with prominent Heritage fellows and outside experts, as well as receiving invitations to other events on Capitol Hill and tours of the Pentagon, Capitol, National Archives, and Mount Vernon.


Heritage is looking for rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students interested in experiencing DC first hand this spring for the internship program that will run from January 9th to April 21st, 2017. You can find a full list online that includes the 60 open positions in policy, promotion, business and more.  If you know of any candidates who might be a good fit for our program, please encourage them to check it out by visiting Interested applicants should apply by October 10th by filling out our online application. They will also need to submit 2 letters of recommendation and an official school transcript by the deadline. International students must also submit work authorization.