About Heritage Foundation, The

Created in 1972, the Heritage Foundation is a prominent conservative think tank committed to the principals of free enterprise, limited government, strong national defense, personal liberties and traditional American values. The Heritage Foundation conducts research, produces articles and position papers and runs various information resources to promote conservative public policy.

Interns at the Heritage Foundation work on policy issues in areas such as energy, the environment, the rule of law, homeland security and health care. Specific duties vary by department, but all comprise a mix of research and administrative work. Interns are encouraged to attend weekly briefings with Heritage policy experts, lectures, seminars, hearings and other events during their stay in D.C. They also have access to practical skills workshops, which teach researching, oped writing, blogging, etiquette, and resume writing.


Open to college juniors and seniors, recent college graduates and grad students. Applicants should have strong research and writing skills. Non-U.S. citizens are welcome to apply.

Heritage Foundation, The

  • Douglas Ernst, Program Coordinator
  • Heritage Foundation, The
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE
  • Washington, DC 20002-4999
  • Phone: (202) 608-6047


  • Number of Interns: 51 to 100
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Hartford, CT
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Trenton, NJ
  • Washington, DC
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