November Capitol Hill Staff Training School Helps Students Get Capitol Hill Jobs

January 20, 2011, Arlington, VA—After the Leadership Institute’s Capitol Hill Staff Training School in November, Alex VanNess of Baltimore, Maryland landed an internship in Congressman Doug Lamborn’s (CO-05) office.

Alex VanNessMr. VanNess said, “You provide an invaluable service to the Hill job hunter.”

“I just wanted to thank you and the Leadership Institute, again, for holding the Capitol Hill Staff Training School. I also thought that you would be interested to know that shortly after making the revisions to my resume, utilizing the suggestions of [LI staff], I received an offer.”

“I would also like to note that at the very beginning of my interview, it was commented to me that my resume looked very professional and well put together. Thank you so much. Without your help, I do not feel that this opportunity would have presented itself and I am looking forward to utilizing the rest of the skills I have learned from the Leadership Institute to further networking toward my career aspirations,” said Mr. VanNess.

The Capitol Hill Staff Training School helps conservatives looking to work in Congress by bringing in distinguished faculty to highlight students’ personal strengths, interview skills, salary negotiation, annual budget process, and the legislative process in the House and in the Senate.

The Leadership Institute’s next Capitol Hill Staff Training School is February 2-3, 2011. To sign up contact Amanda Bowman at or go here.

The Leadership Institute is an educational foundation whose mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders in the public policy process. To accomplish this, LI identifies, recruits, trains, and places conservatives in government, politics, and the media.  Since the Institute’s 1979 founding, more than 91,500 people have been trained (with half of those being in the last six years) in one or more of the 40 current programs offered in all 50 states and across the globe. For more information, please visit: