Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program


The Kirby Center 

The purpose of the Kirby Center is to inspire a generation of public servants, young men and women who place the Constitution at the heart of their careers and their policies, and whose work is grounded in real knowledge of that document and its ways. WHIP is the cornerstone of that effort, for in training students not in the typical ways of Washington, but in a mode of thinking and acting that is antithetical to the progressive administrative state; we pursue an education for liberty. Students thereby are taught to know and defend the enduring principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

For more information on the Kirby Center, please visit kirbycenter.hillsdale.edu

Hillsdale House

WHIP students live in the Hillsdale House—a townhouse located just two blocks away from the Kirby Center. Recently renovated and divided into four units capable of housing 17 students, it includes fully furnished living areas, newly remodeled kitchens, and wireless Internet. The location provides ease of access to major metro stations, the Capitol, the Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress, as well as the added safety and security that comes from living in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. 

Should the number of students exceed capacity at the Hillsdale House, students will also reside in The Heritage Foundation’s Johnson Building, a 60-bed residence located across the street from the Kirby Center.