About Ripon Society

Formed in 1962, the Ripon Society is a nonprofit research and public policy organization promoting the moderate Republican principles of the Republican Party, government and society. Current Ripon Society programs include D.C.'s Breakfast/Dinner Series with members of Congress, national and regional conferences, and publication of the Ripon Forum, the society's bimonthly magazine. The Ripon Society also offers its Rough Rider Award as a tribute to an elected officeholder best exhibiting the ideals of a Teddy Roosevelt-like Republican.

Interns assist staff in all capacities, from conducting research and editing articles for the Ripon Forum, to organizing conferences. Interns have the opportunity to participate in Ripon public policy events, interact with members of Congress and attend Congressional hearings.


Open to all college juniors and seniors, recent college graduates and grad students.

Ripon Society

  • The Ripon Society
  • Ripon Society
  • 1300 L Street NW, Suite 900
  • Washington, DC 20005
  • Phone: (202) 216-1008


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Stipend
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Washington, DC