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Looking to Hire?
Employers from across the U.S. look to the Leadership Institute for pre-screened, qualified candidate referrals of all types.
From career fairs to happy hours, there are many ways to learn about opportunities in the DC area. Use this calendar to stay up to date on events and trainings for jobseekers.
Resumes that Open Doors
The right resume, a little networking, and an aggressive self-marketing strategy can get you the interview you're waiting for.
To ensure that your resume stands out among the dozens of applicants applying for the job that you want, you need to spend considerable time organizing your accomplishments to accentuate your strengths. Click ahead to learn the do's and don’ts of writing a resume that will get you noticed.
Networking to Get the Job
In politics, most opportunities result from a single, identifiable human being. Here are some practical and proven principles you can use to expand your contacts and create relationships that can help you throughout your political career.
Mastering the Interview
So you've arranged an interview! Your first response is elation…followed closely by pre-interview anxiety. What do you say? How should you act? What do you wear? Relax. Getting an interview is half the battle. The key to a great interview is your ability to master the basics. Here are some simple interview strategies to help you stay ahead of the competition.
Finding a Job on Capitol Hill
Working for a Member of Congress can be extremely rewarding. You have the chance to make a difference in an office, in a congressional district, and maybe even in national policy. So what does it take to make the transition to a career on Capitol Hill? Check out this guide for Hill-centric tips on resumes, networking, and interviewing.
Internship and Fellowship Programs
Are you just starting your career? A recent college graduate? Sometimes interning for a conservative organization or Capitol Hill office is the ideal way to get your foot in the door and gain real world work experience. There are many established internship and fellowship programs within the conservative movement. Find out more about these professional programs and learn how you can apply.
Get the Training You Need to Get the Job You Want
The Leadership Institute stands alone as the only conservative organization with the mission to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders in the public policy process. The Institute doesn't analyze policy; it teaches conservative Americans how to influence policy through direct participation - activism and leadership.
Living Your Life in Washington, DC
Starting a new career and moving to a new city can be a daunting endeavor. Never fear, there are numerous resources out there to help you make the transition much smoother. Here are several resources to help you find housing, locate roommates, and get situated in the Washington, DC area.