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. 

Living in the Johnson Building served as a perfect introduction to life in the city – I easily made friends with students of similar beliefs and backgrounds who I have stayed in touch with ever since. I am also thankful for the support of the RAs who were always available and welcoming. I will forever cherish my time spent in the Johnson Building and I truly believe that there is no better intern housing arrangement in all of D.C.!
— Jennifer Montazzoli, Summer 2016 & 2017 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
The Johnson Building was easily the best part of my time in D.C. and I would love to be able to share my great experience and encourage others to live there in the future.
— Matt Hendry, Fall 2015 & Spring 2016 Resident
This photo was taken after our internship graduation in August of 2016. The four of us began the summer as perfect strangers and ended as a team. One year later, the four of us graduated from our respective universities and moved back to D.C. as roommates.
— Faith Vander Voort, Summer 2016 Resident