The Heritage Foundation, Religion and Civil Society Fellowship

Deadlines:  Summer Program: March 10; Fall Program: July 10
Amount: Paid Fellowship, Varies


Established at The Heritage Foundation in 2004, the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society works to strengthen and protect religion, family, and community at the level of both principle and policy. Toward this end, the center endeavors to shape a healthy public discourse concerning faith and public life and to integrate serious reflection on the role of religion and civil society across policy areas. Fellows will work alongside staff in the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.


The applicant must be a seminary student studying to become a pastor or priest, or a graduate student studying religion and public life.


  • A curriculum vita
  • Written answers to several short-length questions (found online)
  • A larger writing sample (up to 5,000 words), preferably related to an issue of public or political life
  • Two references—one from a professor and one from a church leader (use forms provided online)

A follow-up interview will be required.
For further details and the application please visit The Heritage Foundation’s “Intership/Fellowship Program” webpage at: Scroll to the bottom and click on “Religion and Civil Society Fellowship”

Mail all application materials to:
Religion and Civil Society Fellows
DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society
The Heritage Foundation
214 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone: 202-608-6208