Skip to Main Content

Student Opportunities

The Institute sponsors over a dozen fully-funded internships for Wabash students each summer, in a variety of fields — including think tanks, foundations, media outlets, advocacy and nonprofit groups — with a focus on the themes exploring the principles of a free society.

Students interested in learning about public policy have previously interned around the country, including in the nation’s capital. They have gained first-hand experience in the work of various organizations, including the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation (DC area), Pegasus Institute (Louisville, Ky.), UPenn’s Think Tanks and Civil Society Program (Philadelphia), and various Congressional offices.

Bryce McCullough ’23 explained the value of his stipend: “I was able to live in D.C. without rent or food costs hanging over my head… It was one of the best experiences of my life—filled with networking and learning, including connecting with Wabash alumni living in the nation’s capital.”

In addition, the Institute also organizes summer workshops on the how public policy works on the ground, including connecting students with leading practitioners; they have spoken about related organizations such as FreedomWorks, the Cato Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and American Chemistry Council.

If you are a student interested in interning this summer, please contact Lewis McCrary, acting director, at

internship photo with Senator Braun