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Internship Opportunity: The White House Internship Program

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship-unpaid

Location: Washington DC

Sector: Government

Fall 2018 Application Timeline: 

  • Application Posted – Monday, March 19, 2018
  • Application Deadline – Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Notifications Begin – Week of July 9, 2018
  • Internship Start Date – Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • Internship End Date – Friday, December 7, 2018

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: 4.5 days per week to be considered a full time intern

Desired Class Year: Open to all years

Desired Major or Interest: Public Service

Brief Description of the Organization: 

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

The White House Internship Program’s mission is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

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 Administration 

A completed application includes two essay questions, two letters of recommendation, and a resume.  

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 univer-sity (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day ofthe 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.
  • New Sector matches committed, interested, and skilled early-career leaders with a nonprofit organization in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, or the Twin Cities to serve full-time completing projects that allow organizations to more effectively achieve their missions. Fellows join a peer-learning community where they participate in training, mentoring, and coaching to build skills needed for social sector careers. There are both summer and 11-month opportunities.

How to apply:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/get-involved/internships/apply

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