Careers at LI

Leadership Institute Summer 2024 Internship Program

Jump-start your career in politics! Join the Leadership Institute staff team as a spring 2024 intern.

The internship will run from May 13, 2024 through August 16, 2024.

This intensive program allows you to gain professional experience in a real working environment, further your knowledge of the conservative movement, and sharpen your skills for future success. Leadership Institute interns receive free housing, an $825 monthly stipend, priority access to the Institute’s Employment Placement Service, free tuition to all Leadership Institute schools and workshops, weekly private lunches and dinners with conservative VIPs, and the opportunity to build public policy references.

For more information, please visit us on the web by clicking here.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and a letter of recommendation through Conservative Jobs.

Cover letters and letters of recommendation should be addressed to the intern program coordinator, Arin Steiner.

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Intern Program Houseparents, Sacher Intern House

Founded in 1979, Leadership Institute provides training in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications. The Institute teaches conservatives of all ages how to succeed in politics, government, and the media. Three times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall) for 12 to 16 weeks, Leadership Institute hosts up to 14 interns, who are housed near its Clarendon (Arlington) offices in our Sacher Intern House.

Houseparents at the Sacher Intern House are responsible for providing mentorship, supervision, and daily management to interns residing at Leadership Institute's Sacher Intern House. They ensure a supportive living environment, enforce house rules, manage finances, coordinate events, and handle maintenance and security matters.

Traditionally, houseparents have served in this role for 18 months to 2 years.


  • Provide mentorship and support to interns, fostering personal growth and development.

  • Address conflicts and mediate disputes among interns or guests.

  • Ensure the safety and security of residents and premises.

  • Organize social activities, networking events, and guest speaker nights.

  • Manage the budget for house supplies and submit reimbursement requests.

  • Maintain open communication with interns, guests, and stakeholders.

  • Coordinate with the intern coordinator to plan events and activities.

  • Oversee housekeeping and maintenance tasks for a clean and functional environment.

  • Promote cultural sensitivity, inclusivity, and mutual respect among residents.

  • Handle crisis situations and implement emergency response protocols.

  • Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in mentorship and residential management.

  • Maintain accurate records and prepare reports for the Leadership Institute.


  • Free lodging with private bedroom, bath, and personal use room.

  • Utility costs and basic staples covered.

  • Free Costco membership for house supplies.

  • Additional expenses like separate phone or cable lines are incurred by houseparents.

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Studio Fellow

The Leadership Institute seeks individuals interested in careers in media or content production to join the studio's team to become a Studio Fellow.

The Studio Fellowship Program will teach and train those interested in how to produce video, podcasts, photographic content, and graphic design. Work will be in coordination with all departments of the Leadership Institute, including campus, events, programs, and external affairs as well as other conservative groups that will benefit from the Studio Fellows work.

The candidate should possess an interest in graphic design and video editing or marketing. They will assist with the daily content needs of both LI and partner organizations. They will help develop social media graphics, marketing materials, presentations, and videos. The position requires becoming familiar with the studio space in the Leadership Institute for the purposes of external rentals and for recording video and podcast content in-house. They will become fluent in the Leadership Institute’s branding language.

Candidates for this position must have a knowledge and understanding of conservative philosophy and possess strong interpersonal skills, excelling in both written and oral communication. This position involves relocation to Virginia and a moderate amount of travel. At the completion of the program, qualified individuals will receive an equipment stipend to purchase necessary gear to help jumpstart their careers.

Interested individuals should apply here and then send a link to their portfolio and cover letter to


Fellows will receive the following.

  • $23,000 salary for six months with the potential to extend to one year
  • at the completion of the program, they will receive 7,000 to purchase equipment.

Position Responsibilities:

-      Determine production requirements by reviewing client requirements and considering internal scheduling factors.

-      Develop content strategies by examining project objectives and planning, scheduling, and completing design and production requirements.

-      Improve creative standards

-      Media and production file storage, including backing up all media, creating and maintaining file storage solutions, transferring files to external clients and LI departments

-      Travel with the team for live streaming events and taking footage of various LI training

-      Attended training to help better develop skills

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Field Representative

The Leadership Institute seeks Field Representatives for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. 

This position is for the 2024-2025 school year from August -May including five weeks of paid vacation in between the Fall and Spring semesters. Before employment all required training is compensated, and will begin in Arlington, VA in July 2024.

If selected for the LI Field Representative program, you will travel to college campuses within your assigned region through the end of the academic year. At each college, you will recruit, train, and inspire students to promote and defend conservative principles on their campus. 

This position is remote and based in an assigned state/region.

LI Field Representatives help students start conservative student organizations or publications on campus and provide them with the skills they need to help their group succeed. 

Field Reps will receive a company card for approved travel and business expenses and receive per diem and paid mileage. 

Field Representatives will earn the following-

  • $28,000 base salary

  • An Additional $6,890 per semester in overtime pay

  • $4,000 as a contract completion bonus to be paid in May

  • Two semesterly performance bonuses of $3,000

  • Paid training 

  • Travel costs covered

  • Tech stipend 

  • 100% employer paid HMO health insurance plan for employee and family 

  • Employer HSA contribution; ability to contribute additional funds to HSA and FSA 

  • 100% employer paid vision plan for employee and family 

  • 100% employer paid dental plan for employee and family with optional low-cost orthodontics coverage upgrade 

  • A 403(b)-retirement plan 

  • Short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, $50,000 life insurance plan. 

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer 

  • Access to all Institute training and career development programs 

In total, after 40 weeks, a Field Rep can expect an earning potential up to $54,000, plus travel expenses. 

After completing the LI Field Representative program, former Field Reps have gone on to work for conservative think tanks, consulting firms, congressional offices, and national and state political parties. 

Some have even started their own conservative non-profits or have run for political office. 

Being an LI Field Rep opens doors to the political world. 

Don’t miss this great opportunity to launch your political career today! 

Apply now -- this may be the most exciting job you’ll ever have, and spots go FAST. Over 1,200 inquiries were made into the program last year. 

Required Skills

Candidates for this position must have a knowledge and understanding of conservative philosophy with a dedication to grassroots activism and organization. 

Candidates should also have strong interpersonal skills and should excel in both written and oral communication.

We are looking for candidates to travel to college campuses in the following states: OH, VA, TX, FL, MN, PA, MA.

Due to the travel requirements of this position, interested candidates must have the following items to be considered:

  • Valid U.S. driver’s license 

  • Auto insurance 

  • Automobile 

  • Laptop computer 

  • Cell phone 

  • Willing to relocate 

How to apply:

Apply via Conservative Jobs

Bonus Qualifications:

- Experience as a leader or member of a student organization

- Experience building a grassroots organization 

- Experience running for office or working on a political campaign 

- Strong public speaking skills 

- Experience shooting video 

- Active social media presence 

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Executive Assistant & Donor Communications Assistant

About Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute creates strong conservative leaders for America, helps them gain positions of influence, and teaches them how to use their positions of leadership to keep America grounded in our founding principles. Led by the legendary Morton C. Blackwell, since 1979 the Leadership Institute has trained more than 250,000 conservatives how to defend freedom in America.

About the Role

The Leadership Institute is searching for an organized, detail-oriented, and dependable individual to join the Development team. This person will work closely with the Vice President for Growth and the Chief of Staff to manage donor communication, strategic prioritization, and department scheduling on behalf of the Vice President. This role is a great opportunity for an individual looking to transition into a donor communications or strategy role. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience as Executive Assistant in communications, strong communication and writing skills, and the ability to prioritize Director requests. The role reports to the Chief of Staff. This role is based in the Leadership Institute headquarters in Arlington, VA. Salary commensurate with experience.


  • • Work closely with the Vice President and Chief of Staff as the primary owner of the Vice President's outbound communication, including weekly major donor updates and project communication.

  • • Take notes during meetings between donors and the Vice President and draft follow-up communications, including thank you notes, meeting memos, and donor letters in accordance with organization standards.

  • • Work closely with the Chief of Staff to prepare daily notes, news briefings, agendas, and research items for the Vice President.

  • • Meet with the Vice President regularly to discuss requests, review the daily agenda, and troubleshoot any potential scheduling conflicts to make sure important engagements are included.

  • • Manage the schedules of the Vice President and office staff including meetings, events, conferences, travel planning, interviews, and appearances.

  • • Review all incoming meeting requests, invitations, etc. via phone, mail and email and collect any necessary background information to effectively relay requests to the Vice President and Chief of Staff.

  • • Conduct research on donors and other areas needed.

Additional Comments

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a resume.  Submissions that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.


  • • Health Insurance

  • • Dental Insurance

  • • Vision Insurance

  • • Life Insurance

  • • Paid time off

  • • Retirement Plan

  • • Ongoing training investment

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