Live, Grow, Community


The Richardson Building Intern Housing program provides an enriching experience for young professional conservative interns at a reasonable cost. Conveniently located adjacent to The Heritage Foundation on the Senate side of Capitol Hill, our Intern Housing location is an easy walk to House and Senate office buildings. It is also nearby to Union Station for easy Metro access, making it an ideal location for interns on the Hill and throughout the Washington, D.C. area.



Internship Amplifier


The Richardson Building Intern Housing program is more than a place to live, it is a place to grow and build community. We strive to create an engaging community, to mentor our residents, and build a network of like-minded conservative leaders. Our hope is that each resident leaves encouraged and more equipped than when they arrived in Washington, D.C. Each of our residential floors is staffed by Resident Advisors (RAs) who have a passion for working with young adults eager to begin their career in Washington, D.C. The experience, wisdom, and mentorship by the RAs is unparalleled across other intern housing options in the city. Choosing to live and participate in our program is an internship amplifier. It offers you a network of peers on a similar journey with lasting opportunity for impact. 

The highlight of my time at the Richardson Building was living with other young adults who shared my values and interest in politics. I spent my weekends exploring museums and coffee spots with fellow interns who enjoyed discussing politics, religion and career aspirations. I enjoyed my internship in Washington, D.C. so much because I was surrounded by amazing friends.
— Caroline Lindey, Summer 2018 Resident
The quality young men and women who stay here truly make it shine season after season. It attracts genuine, spirited, and intelligent residents who together transform a brick building near Capitol Hill into a bastion of intellectual conversation about the ideas and principles which define our country. Many of the individuals I connected with during my several stays in the building remain among my closest friends today. These devoted friendships are beautiful phenomena unique to this Intern Housing program.
— Razi Lane, Summer 2015 & Spring 2016 Resident
Take advantage of the great resources that the Richardson building offers. Go to the gym after work, read a book in a study room, and set up a movie night with your fellow interns in the lounge. The building’s location is ideal for exploring Capitol Hill. Whether you are into running, walking, or biking, all are great ways to see the city. The bike station across the street offers amazing access to the city’s bikeshare system. The most important piece of advice I would say is to plan fun outings with your roommates around the city. There is always something fun to do or see in D.C. and there are many free options.
— Bryan Cosby, Summer 2018 Resident
I had such a great experience in the Richardson Building this past summer. The building itself is new and had all of the accommodations to make it feel like home away from home. I made some of my best friends while studying for the LSAT in the study rooms, watching the Bachelor in the TV room, working out in the gym, and at floor dinners with our RAs. The location of this building could not have been better as I was less than one minute from the Heritage Foundation and less than 10 from the US Capitol. I could not have asked for a better place to spend my summer and would definitely recommend the Richardson Building to any intern in the DC area.
— Hayden Combs, Summer 2018 Resident