What Sets IDF Apart


You'll hear from hundreds of elected officials, nonprofit leaders and policy experts


You'll learn not only about politics but also the fundamentals of servant leadership


With IDF, you just gained more than 30 political siblings and an extended family of more than 400 alumni


Politics doesn’t have to be boring. No, really. IDF is not only informative, but great fun too

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Our Staff

Reiny Cohen

Reiny Cohen

Executive Director

Reiny Cohen is a graduate of IDF’s class of 2014, and she had such an amazing experience she felt like she had to do it again! She jumped on staff as Program Director for the class of ’15 and is back again as the Executive Director.

What Alumni Say

Senator Kevin Van de Wege

Senator Kevin Van de Wege

State Senator, Class of 2004

IDF gave me the tools and knowledge to be ready to be a strong candidate. I was able to start my campaign with a solid background on state issues, fundraising and campaign planning, and knowing the work it takes to win.”

Amber Lewis

Amber Lewis

Class of 2004

"Don’t let being from Eastern Washington hold you back from the IDF experience. There is a true commitment from IDF to help people succeed in this program. I never once experienced a time when I felt “left out” from the program.”

News + Jobs


Climate Solutions – Washington Policy Manager

Office location: Seattle Climate Solutions seeks a smart, innovative Washington Policy Manager with a deep commitment to equitable and just climate and clean energy solutions to further the organization’s mission through concrete program and policy work and building Read more…


Starbucks – Project Manager, Global Public Policy

Job Number: 200001052 Location  US-WA-Seattle-Starbucks Support Center Starbucks – Public Relations and Communications From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrated coffee and the rich tradition, but that also brought a Read more…

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