Young America’s Foundation’s internship program provides useful and effective training for student leaders preparing for a career in the Conservative Movement.

Students selected to participate in the highly-competitive program receive unparalleled educational opportunities and benefits.

Young America’s Foundation’s interns attend signature conferences and seminars, free of charge.  They hear from professors, Nobel Laureates, acclaimed authors, public policy analysts, and other dynamic speakers who help deepen their understanding of policy matters involving individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.

Interns have the exclusive opportunity to introduce guest speakers, often before a national C-SPAN audience, at these programs.  This memorable experience provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for student leaders to develop and deliver a short public address.

It is no wonder interns often tell us they learn more from our programs in one day than they do during an entire semester at school!

In addition to participating in conferences and seminars, interns learn invaluable skills working under the direction of our office staff.

Our experienced staff oversees the training of interns in a number of areas, including policy research, analysis, and writing.  We devote considerable resources to helping students improve their skills in these areas that employers often report are lacking in prospective hires.

Interns who work under the supervision of our staff to develop quality op-eds and blogs may enjoy the benefit of having their pieces published.

Interns are provided with a $1,500 monthly stipend, but you must find your own housing and have access to a car. 

Early applications are due:

  • 2022 Fall Term – Final application deadline Monday, August 1
  • 2023 Spring Term – Thursday, December 1, and final application deadline is Wednesday, January 11
  • 2023 Summer Term – Tuesday, February 1, and the final application deadline is Wednesday, March 15

Students who apply by the early application deadline will be given priority consideration for the internship. Should space still be available after the early deadline, all other applicants will be considered.

Headquarters Internships
Reston, Virginia

Our William and Berniece Grewcock interns train under the supervision of our experienced national headquarters staff. Benefits include exclusive training at the National Conservative Student Conference, National High School Leadership Conference, CPAC, seminars, and Capitol Hill events. Please contact Patrick Coyle at 800-USA-1776 if you have any further questions.

Reagan Ranch Center Internships
Santa Barbara, California

Our Reagan Ranch Center interns train under the supervision of our experienced staff at our “Schoolhouse for Reaganism” in downtown Santa Barbara. Benefits include exclusive training at YAF’s College Conference at the Reagan Ranch, Reagan Ranch High School Conference, seminars, and special events at the Reagan Ranch. Please contact Madison Habersetzer at 888-USA-1776 if you have any further questions.

Reagan Boyhood Home Internships
Dixon, Illinois

Our Reagan Boyhood Home interns train under experienced staff at the Reagan Campus in downtown Dixon. Benefits include exclusive training at the YAF conferences, experience in historic preservation, community building, and special events at the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home. Please contact Kyle Ferrebee at 815-288-5176 if you have any further questions.


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