Foundations of American Statecraft is a twelve-week, rigorous educational program designed to give interns in Washington, DC an education in conservative public policy, critical professional skills, and mentorship opportunities with most talented staffers in politics.  

Foundations is hosted every Spring, Summer, and Fall and is primarily designed for talented interns in congressional offices and public policy organizations seeking a long-term career fighting for American Moment’s priorities.  

The Foundations curriculum features over 50 lectures from leading presidential appointees, public-policy leaders, congressional staffers, and more. This program is hosted at American Moment’s office on Capitol Hill on Fridays from 9am to 5pm and is delivered with the Conservative Partnership Institute. 

Previous lectures include:

  • Russ Vought, President of the Center for Renewing America and former Director of the Office of Management and Budget during the Trump Administration –  Follow The Money 
  • Ed Corrigan, President of the Conservative Partnership Institute – House and Senate Procedure 
  • Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies – The Modern Case Against Immigration 
  • Elbridge Colby, President of The Marathon Initiative – The China Question 
  • Oren Cass, President of American Compass – Charting a New Course for Conservative Economics
  • And many more! 

Foundations of American Statecraft - Spring 2024

The Spring 2024 program will run from February 23rd to May 30th, 2024.

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If accepted, would you be able to attend at least 90% of the Friday sessions?(Required)
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It is alright if the answer is no or if you are unsure. American Moment can help candidates receive this permission if admitted.

If you manage interns at your organization or office and would like them to participate in the program, please contact Nick Solheim at [email protected]. 

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