Careers at LI

Best Internships in Washington, DC!

Jump-start your career in politics! Join the Leadership Institute staff team as a spring, summer or fall intern. 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, a $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 VIP’s, and the opportunity to build public policy references. For more information please visit us on the web at:

Job Posted 06/20/19 Read More

Summer Web Fellow

The Leadership Institute seeks a highly motivated student who wants to expand their web programming skills.  This summer technology fellow will be part of our team and will be involved in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Leadership Institute's web department.  You will spend your day learning and using HTML, SQL, CSS, JavaScript, ColdFusion, React, and other web technologies.  This is a fun and exciting opportunity to advance your career!

Job Posted 04/05/19 Read More

Field Representative

This position is for the 2019 Fall semester. Training will begin the week of July 22nd, 2019.

The Leadership Institute is seeking Field Representatives for the Fall 2019 semester.

Since 1997, The Leadership Institute has recruited and trained the best and brightest young conservative activists for its National Field Program. Leadership Institute Field Representatives are the face of the conservative movement on college campuses across the country.

If selected for the LI Field Rep program, you will travel to college campuses within your assigned region through the end of the fall semester. At each college, you will organize, train, and inspire students to promote and defend conservative ideas and values on their campus.

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

In addition to a base salary of $14,000, Field Reps have the opportunity to receive a $3,000 performance bonus at the end of the semester, the finest training in youth organization, mobilization, and activism prior to being deployed to their assigned region.

After completing the LI Field Rep 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 a LI Field Rep will open 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. Contact Kristin Dobson at or 703-647-3385 for more details.

Only applications submitted through will be accepted. Applications will not be processed until applicants Conservative Jobs profile is completely filled out. This includes a fully completed Public Policy Questionnaire, references requested, and resume uploaded.

If an applicant would prefer to send in letters of recommendation rather than request references on, they can mail them to

The Leadership Institute
Attn: Kristin Dobson
1101 N. Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201

or emailed to:

Job Posted 01/02/19 Read More

Junior Systems Technician

The Junior Systems Technician will work with various technological systems using problem-solving and people skills to ensure find a swift resolutions to problems.


  • Manage Office 365 accounts and configurations
  • Orientation for new and existing staff and interns in use of technology equipment and applications
  • Respond to service tickets in a timely and friendly manner
  • Provide first level support on LI websites and applications
  • Provide logistical support to computer systems, printers, print servers, networking equipment and any other technology as needed
  • Maintain hardware and software inventory

Job Posted 04/05/19 Read More

Investigative Reporter is currently accepting resumes for a full-time investigative journalist. Campus Reform is a fast-growing digital media outlet with a focus on exposing liberal bias and abuse on the nation’s college campuses. Candidates must possess superior news judgment, strong writing skills, and at least one year of investigative journalism experience (including time spent writing for a student publication).

In this role, candidates have an opportunity for their work to be featured in major media outlets, including the Drudge Report, Fox News, Washington Times, Washington Examiner, and the Wall Street Journal. If you are looking for a high-impact role at a rising media outlet, please submit your resume and cover letter through Candidates also have the opportunity to take full advantage of the Leadership Institute's media training and to represent the Campus Reform brand on radio and television. is a project of the Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute is a non-partisan educational organization approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a public foundation operating under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. The Leadership Institute does not endorse, support, or oppose candidates or proposed legislation.

Job Posted 08/03/18 Read More

Grassroots Programs Coordinator

Summary: Responsible for coordinating all aspects of grassroots education for the nation's leading conservative training organization. Previous background in political organizing and training is necessary. A previous experience designed and delivering training materials is highly preferred. The candidate can expect approximately 40-50% short-term travel with a majority of the travel taking place on weekends.

Duties: Candidate is responsible for the recruitment, marketing, and organization of multiple training programs. These political skills focused programs are designed to educate elected officials, candidates, campaign staff, public policy organizations, and grassroots activists. 

Our grassroots programs include programs focused on teaching Campaign, Activism, Communications, Fundraising, and Get-Out-The-Vote tactics and strategies to center-right organizations and individuals. The candidate must possess strong public speaking skills and a high proficiency in PowerPoint is needed. Candidate will also be responsible for updating of curricula, public speaking, attendee recruitment and program logistics for both program attendees as well as adjunct faculty at workshops.

The grassroots programs coordinator will routinely aid in creating, updating, and presenting course curriculum to participants. The candidate must possess five years of advanced and proven political organizing experience with a grassroots focus as well as paid political campaign experience. Several years of previous campaign experience with a demonstrated increase in responsibility is necessary. It is highly desirable that the candidate has established political networks and is also capable of developing new networks throughout the country.

Job Posted 12/14/18 Read More

Graphic Design Coordinator

The Leadership Institute is hiring a Graphic Design Coordinator to work in its External Affairs division.

The right candidate thrives in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment, enjoys independent research and learning new skills, and is committed to providing high-quality creative marketing materials to advance the conservative movement.

The Design and Marketing Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Director of External Affairs and the Communications Coordinator to complete the essential functions of the role, including:

  • Development and design of promotional materials for trainings for all of LI, including flyers, ads, brochures, digital marketing graphics, and booklets
  • Prepare printed materials for conference tables, and attend 3-6 conferences throughout the year
  • Photograph LI events and trainings
  • Opportunity to add creative and writing to LI’s digital marketing
  • Keep track of printing needs for LI

To apply, email with your portfolio, resume, and cover letter detailing your salary requirements and ability to start.

Job Posted 05/30/19 Read More

Events Coordinator

Events Coordinator will have a wide range of administrative duties that include operations management, event logistics, data management, program operations, and hospitality. A very motivated and self-starting individual is sought that has strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities. This job requires being on your feet as much as sitting behind a desk. This role also has room for growth and provides opportunities to develop new skills.

Events Coordinator Job Responsibilities:

-Facilitate LI’s in-house training programs
-Facility maintenance: includes scheduling cleaning, security, and inventory of supplies
-Assist the planning and executing happy hours, donor events, staff events, and the yearly National Fourth of July Conservative Soirée
-Maintain relationships with partner organizations and vendors
-Provide support with internal and external promotion of events

Desired Candidate Attributes:
-Experience with spreadsheets (or translatable organizational skills)
-Excellent interpersonal skills
-Attention to aesthetic details
-Enjoys organizing
-Bonus: familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite

Position includes benefits, room for growth, and a yearly salary between 30K-40K.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Deirdre Hackleman at

Job Posted 05/24/19 Read More