The Leadership Institute's Intern Program FAQs

How do I apply?

There are two steps to apply for LI's intern program. (1) Complete a new job seeker profile. You must fill it out completely to be considered. You can submit your resume and writing sample through the site. (2) Attend a Youth Leadership School, LI's flagship training program.

Do I have to take the Youth Leadership School before I apply for the internship?

Yes. The Youth Leadership School (YLS) is an important part of the application process. LI interns are top graduates of a YLS. Your application cannot be considered until you have attended a YLS. To find a training near you, check out the LI training schedule.

Can I promise to take a YLS as soon as possible and still be considered?

No. In order for your application to be complete, you must have already taken a YLS.

Where do I send my resume and writing sample?

You can either upload these documents to your profile or send them directly to Jacqueline Silseth , intern coordinator.

What do you look for in a writing sample?

Your writing sample should be four to five pages in length and, preferably, related to your conservative values. It can be a paper you've submitted for a class, a collection of articles, or a piece you write specifically for this application. Just make sure it is a strong example of your writing ability.