At the heart of every Sorensen program are three central themes: ethics in public service, the power of bipartisanship, and a concentrated study of public policy issues. Our non-partisan mission is to strengthen and enhance the quality of governance at all levels throughout Virginia.

Candidate Training

The Candidate Training Program provides an intensive, four-days focused on the fundamentals of a winning campaign for office.

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Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders specializes in younger leaders who have worked in state government and aim to increase their public service involvement.

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Political Leaders

The Sorensen Institute's flagship program focuses on residents of Virginia interested in becoming more active in public service.

High School Leaders

The High School Leaders Program offers concentrated study in Virginia politics for high school students from across the state.

College Leaders

Sorensen's College Leaders Career Conference will help college students in Virginia learn how to land a job or internship in politics.

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We are not always accepting applications but you can find out specifics about each program on their respective application forms.

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Don't Hesitate to Apply!

Our programs are in high demand and applications are closed as classes fill up. To find out more about individual programs read through the information pages and applications for each class.