Special Academic Opportunities

White House Internship

The White House Intern Program is designed to challenge and reward a select number of students from across the country.  Interns have the opportunity to work in various departments of the White House in programs designed to suit the interns’ skills.  Duties of an intern entail assisting in operations of press conferences, briefings and public events.  Working in the White House is an unparalleled experience for a student who wished to see the workings of the Executive Branch.  A required component of the White House Intern experience is the community service program.  The Intern Program encourages and facilitates student involvement with local service organizations.  Weekly speaker series and monthly tours of various Washington cites are other components of the Intern Program.

Award

All internships are unpaid, however funding and assistance suggestions are provided.  Summer internships run during two sessions (May-July/July-Aug) and require full-time dedication.  Spring (Jan-May) and Fall (Sept-Dec) interns work a minimum of 25 hours or three days per week.  There is a higher demand for summer internships and applicants should include their availability for spring and fall internships.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be a United States citizen, 18 years of age or older.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to public service.

Web Site

http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/wh-intern.html

Deadline

(Fall) June 2009

Check the web site for the exact date, as well as the Spring and Summer internship deadlines.

 

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