White House Internship White House Internship

White House White House

Location Washington, DC
Start Date
End Date
Application Deadline 9/13/15
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Paid
Pay Rate
Contact Information [email protected]

Description

This select group of young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation. These committed citizens become a part of the White House team. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events.

Requirements

Selection Process Selection as a White House Intern is based on the following criteria: A commitment to public service Demonstrated leadership in the community A commitment to the mission of the Obama Administration The selection process is highly competitive. Applicants are encouraged to submit a thorough application that illustrates qualifications, character, and commitment to public service. A completed application includes two essay questions, two letters of recommendation, and a resume. Prerequisites Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria: Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) No more than two years before the first day of the internship A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship

Responsibilities

While the interns’ responsibilities and tasks vary by department, all interns are united through weekly events including a weekly speaker series with senior staff members and small group meetings exploring different policy aspects of the Executive Office of the President through speakers, discussion and off-site field trips. Most importantly, the internship experience includes an emphasis on service and interns participate in regularly scheduled service projects at schools and Non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C.