2019 YAF Interns at the 2018 National High School Leadership Conference

Begin Your Career in the Conservative Movement

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 $1,200 monthly stipend, but you must find your own housing and have access to a car. Click here to download the application form.

Applications are due February 1 for the summer term, December 4 for the spring term and August 1 for the fall term.

Available positions are:

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.

We request the following as part of your internship application materials:

  • An intern application
  • Resume
  • Two writing samples (papers written for class, articles or opinion pieces written for a campus or local newspaper, etc.)
  • Official transcript
  • Cover letter explaining why you’d like to intern at Young America’s Foundation

Applications postmarked by the deadline will be accepted. You may also email your application as well. 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.

To apply, please compile the following information:

  • An intern application
  • A current resume with a cover page explaining why you would like to intern at the Reagan Ranch as well as your dates of availability
  • A current college transcript
  • Two writing samples

Send these documents to:

The Reagan Ranch Center
Attn: Alec Sackett
217 State Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101