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Heritage Foundation Young Leaders Internship Program

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. There are fall, spring and summer semester program.

In addition to the practical experience interns acquire, intern programming offers educational and skill enhancing seminars. Interns regularly attend events where they can meet and talk with the nation's leading policy-makers, interns are establishing friendships and contacts that will last a lifetime.

Programming includes:

-A weekly series on First Principles.
-Weekly briefings with Heritage policy experts on foreign and domestic policy issues.
-Lectures and seminars held at Heritage hearing from prominent conservative leaders, authors, and policymakers.
-Practical skills workshops teaching how to research, op-eds writing, blogging, etiquette, skill building workshops, resume writing, and networking.
-Reading groups and discussions.
-Off-site tours including the Pentagon, Capitol, and Mount Vernon


mid June, mid October, early February

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Junior, Senior, College Graduate

Graduate: First Year Graduate Student, Masters Student

Award Type:

Award Period:
Academic Year (Undergraduate)
Academic Year (Graduate)
Summer (Undergraduate)
Summer (Graduate)
Post Bachelors
Post Graduate School

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Government/Public Policy,Social Sciences

Additional Qualifications:
Must be authorized to work in the US

Last Updated:
July 10, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17