This program will mentor and cultivate young leaders of today and tomorrow and I’m proud that
they will have this opportunity to serve….I want to commend all who apply for their desire to help
through public service to forge a brighter future for our country. – President Barack Obama
Fall 2013
WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP
The mission of the White House Internship Program is to make the “People’s House”
accessible to future leaders from around the nation, and to cultivate and prepare those
devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities.
How to Apply
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Application Period: November 26, 2012 – January 27, 2013
WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGAM
Program Overview
• Competitive 3 ½ month internship
• Fall, Spring and Summer terms
• Interns are placed within one of 16 different
departments of the White House Office
• Work includes conducting research,
managing incoming inquiries, attending
meetings, writing memos, and staffing events
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Interns participate in:
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Weekly Speaker Series
Public Service Projects
Professional Development Series
Professional Interest Groups
Mentorship Program
• A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain a
first-hand glimpse into the Executive Office
of the President
WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGAM
Departments
White House Departments Available to Interns:
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Office of Scheduling and Advance
Office of the White House Counsel
Office of Cabinet Affairs
Office of Communications
Office of Public Engagement and
Intergovernmental Affairs
• Office of the First Lady
• Office of Chief of Staff
• Office of Legislative Affairs
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Domestic Policy Council
Office of Presidential Correspondence
White House Fellows Office
National Economic Council
Office of Presidential Personnel
Office of the Vice President
Office of Digital Strategy
Office of Management and
Administration
WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Program Requirements
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 program at a
college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
• Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate 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.
WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGAM
Application
• Two essay responses
• Explain your commitment to public
service
• Professional policy memorandum
• One-page resume
• Two recommendations
• Completion of the online form
• www.whitehouse.gov/internships
WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGAM
Timeline
Fall 2012
Spring 2013
Summer2013
*Fall 2013
Application
Posted
January 30, 2012
May 14, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
Jan 28, 2013
Application
Deadline
April 1, 2012
September 23, 2012 January 27, 2013
Notification
Begins the week of Begins week of
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April 30, 2012 on a November 12, 2012 February 25, 2013
rolling basis
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Begins week of
May 6, 2013 on a
rolling basis
Start Date
September 4, 2012 January 15, 2013
May 28, 2013
September 3, 2013
End Date
December 14, 2012 May 3, 2013
Aug 9, 2013
December 13, 2013
April 7, 2013
WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGAM
More Information
The White House Internship Program is a reflection of President
Obama’s commitment to provide young leaders an opportunity to
strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, develop their
leadership skills and actively engage in public service.
Q&A
For more information, please visit:
www.whitehouse.gov/internships
Questions? Please email us at:
[email protected]