The Kirby Center offers competitive, paid internships in Washington, D.C. Interns assist in Hillsdale College's mission in the city: teaching the Constitution, the debate that brought it to life, and the principles that give it meaning. They gain valuable work experience and develop professional skills by assisting the Center's staff with research, special projects, social media, programs, and events. In addition to this practical expertise, the Kirby Center offers educational opportunities including trips to Mount Vernon, the Civil War battlefields in the area, and the Supreme Court each semester.

We welcome applications from students and graduates from any college or university. Internships are available in the fall, spring, and summer. The deadlines for each semester are:

Applications for fall internships are due August 15th.
Applications for spring internships are due November 15th.
Applications for summer internships are due April 15th.

Due to the volume of applications received, applicants are accepted on a rolling basis and are not guaranteed a response

Housing is not provided, although the Kirby Center can provide housing resources and assistance. For further information about the internship, please email the Kirby Center at

To apply, please submit the following materials to

A cover letter indicating area(s) of interest
A résumé with particular attention to qualifications
Two references and/or a letter of recommendation from a previous employer or college professor
An academic writing sample up to three pages in length

Download our internship flyer.