There are passionate candidates from all over the U.S. who want to make a difference in government.
They want to work on specific issues. It could be healthcare, or education, or foreign affairs. All backgrounds. Young, old, black, white, guy, girl, California, or Tennessee. Individuals from all over the United States want to make a difference. They carry a passion, grit, and determination to be a part of the solution.
We are here to help.
Landing a job on Capitol Hill can be incredibly difficult. It is a wonderful gift that so many people are lazy. If everyone followed suggestion, if they followed-up on every lead, if they reached out to their congressional alumni network, it would be impossible to get a job on the Hill.
Fortunately, not everyone is willing to put in the work. They may know a great deal about the issues but they simply don’t have what it takes to complete the search from start to finish. They don’t have the grit.
We have helped more than 1000 candidates land jobs in Congress. Many have been rich and many have been poor. Many have been white and many have been black. We don’t care your access to capital, your family political legacy, or your lack of political connections.
We care about whether of not you genuinely want to make a difference.
There are plenty of staffers on the Hill who found a job because somebody pulled a string. There was no struggle. It magically came to fruition. A Senator’s best friend always has a son. Nepotism and patrongage hiring happens all the time. It’s easy to carry a resentment if you don’t have this golden ticket. But hopefully you will get over it as soon as possible. It wouldn’t bother you at all if you were the beneficiary. Had there been a string to pull many years ago, Time On The Hill wouldn’t even exist.
We don’t care if you are rich. We don’t care about where you went to school. Nobody in Congress cares about your major or your GPA or your masters degree.
We care about your determination, your attititude, your commitment, and your grit.
There are many intelligent people who have no business being on Capitol Hill. It takes passion and leadership to solve problems. It takes action. Those who do the work and who want to solve big ticket issues are the true heroes of Congress. We are looking for servant leadership every single day. That is why Time On The Hill was created and why we are here to help.
Your college won’t do it for you. If you parents could do it for you, they would. You are going to have to do it for yourself. Which if you have the passion and determination to serve, you will. We are simply here to accelerate your success.
The question is not, “How long will it take to get a job on Capitol Hill?” The question is, “Am I willing to do what needs to be done for as long as it takes to achieve my goal?”
If the answer is, “Absolutely yes, and I won’t stop until I succeed.” then you are absolutely in the right place. In fact, this is the only place that is truly comprehensive from start to finish. There is no one else out there with a step by step, painfully detailed blueprint, and a network of staff dying to support amazing candidates.
There is a major problem in local and community-based leadership all over the country. The best and brightest have a tendancy to move to New York, Washington, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles and other twinkling cities. These magnet locations attract successful students, young lawyers, and policy wonks, to their hometown community and local government.
Many of the candidates we support, do in fact go back to their hometown. It may be cheaper. It may be comfortable. Closeness to family could also be a major driver. Whatever the reason, our mission, whether you stay in Washington or go back home, it to support servant leaders who want to make a difference.
Because in the year 2037 when you are a Senator, Mayor, or community leader we want you to remember what it was like to serve in Congress. We hope that by putting you in a position of service now, you will one day in the future look back and say, “I remember what the government was like back then and I know we can do better.”
As a staffer, you will not change the entire world. On a micro level, you will not perfect the American healthcare system or resolve all poverty in American. But on a micro level, you will have enourmous power to influence change. The Congress bears tremendous leverage. From this platform, you can have a tremendous impact.
It’s up to you whether or not you want to serve. You have the power if you desire to shape an entire generation. There are thousands of positions. You only need one!
– Time On The Hill