Published on: January 31st, 2024

Hillsdale in D.C. Welcomes Spring 2024 Class of Students to Intern and Study in Washington, D.C.

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HILLSDALE, Mich. — Hillsdale College in D.C. recently welcomed 18 students to the nation’s capital for the spring semester as a part of its Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program (WHIP). Through the program, students participate in full-time internships while taking evening classes on Hillsdale’s campus in D.C.
“Through WHIP, students are challenged to balance work and academics. WHIP effectively prepares students for life beyond college. Participants are given the opportunity to apply all that Hillsdale teaches them in a professional atmosphere,” said Mary Wheeler, Hillsdale in D.C.’s undergraduate program coordinator.
WHIP students are interning at The Department of State; The Department of Treasury; Maria Crosby Designs, LLC; Family Research Council; Patomak Global Partners; Modern Age; The Claremont Institute; America’s Future; The Heritage Foundation; Alliance Defending Freedom; National Republican Congressional Committee; and with various Congressional offices, including Speaker Mike Johnson; Representative Alex Mooney; Senator Chuck Grassley; and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Students on the WHIP program take two or three classes in the evenings. The courses are taught by a mix of Hillsdale College professors and distinguished fellows, who live and work in Washington, D.C., This provides a rare opportunity to study politics, journalism, and economics from prominent working professionals, such as journalist Mollie Hemingway.
Juniors and seniors of all majors can participate in the Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program.
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About Hillsdale in D.C.

Hillsdale in D.C. is an extension of the teaching mission of Hillsdale College to Washington, D.C. Its purpose is to teach the Constitution and the principles that give it meaning. Through the study of original source documents from American history—and of older books that formed the education of America’s founders—it seeks to inspire students, teachers, citizens, and policymakers to return the America’s principles to their central place in the political life of the nation.

About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 5.7 million. For more information, visit