Twice a year, in April and August, the Hoover Institution in Washington convenes a group of Congressional staff at Hoover’s facilities on Stanford University’s campus in Palo Alto, California for an educational seminar that features the Hoover Institution’s Senior and Research fellows, along with other distinguished visiting scholars. These seminars delve into the scholars’ policy research on a wide selection of topics keeping in line with Hoover’s mission. The Hoover Institution was founded "to make and preserve peace, and to sustain for America the safeguards of the American way of life" through principles of individual, economic, and political freedom; private enterprise; and representative government.
The Economic Fellowship Program seeks to examine the essential foundations of economic freedom such as rule of law, separation of powers, property rights, free trade, patent protections, and limited government. Important subtopics include how to reform the tax code to maximize economic growth; how to rein in the administrative state; and how to pierce the myths that dominate discussions of economic inequality, proposals to raise the minimum wage, trade protectionism, nationalizing the health sector, and economic mobility.
The Hoover Institution in Washington’s internship program provides the opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and recently graduated students to experience professional growth and acquire practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest.