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.
Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic, the Sorensen Institute will hold its 2021 programming during the second half of 2021. We will NOT be conducting our Candidate Training Program and our Emerging Leaders Program in 2021. Further information about our 2021 programs will be available soon. If you would us to contact you regarding program updates, please visit our referral page.
Provides an intensive focus on winning campaign fundamentals for those who want to run for office or run a campaign.
Develops and upgrades skill sets for younger leaders who either work in government or want to increase their public service involvement.
This flagship program is for leaders who want a broad-based, in-depth understanding of Virginia's regions, politics, and governance.
Actively engages high school students from across Virginia in developing leadership skills and learning how to engage in public policy and politics.
Learn about the 22nd Century Scholars Program, a 5-week virtual internship for UVA students offered in partnership with the UVA Institute of Democracy.
|Program||Applications Open||Applications Close||Link to Application|
|22nd Century Scholars Program|
|Candidate Training Program||Tue, March 10, 2020||Wed, June 10, 2020|
|Emerging Leaders Program||Fri, July 17, 2020||Tue, August 18, 2020|
|High School Leaders Program||Wed, April 7, 2021||Mon, May 17, 2021|
|Political Leaders Program||Tue, September 22, 2020||Mon, November 9, 2020|