White House Internship Program

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Friday, 24 August 2018

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

The White House Internship Program is a public service leadership program that 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 President, First Lady, and White House staff are committed to providing young leaders an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and serve their country through the White House Internship Program. This program was developed to provide hands-on experience and cultivate meaningful skills.

A select group of young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House and the Nation. These committed citizens become 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.
While interns’ responsibilities and tasks vary by department, all interns are united through weekly events, including a speaker series and small group meetings exploring different policy aspects within the Executive Office of the President. Most importantly, the internship experience emphasizes community, and interns participate in service projects at schools and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C.

Thank you for your interest in the White House Internship Program.  The application for the Fall 2018 White House Internship Program is now closed.  Upcoming White House Internship Program dates and deadlines are listed below. For more information about the program and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit here.

  • Application Posted – Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Application Deadline – Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Notifications Begin – Week of October 22, 2018
  • Internship Start Date – Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Internship End Date – Friday, April 12, 2019

For questions related to applications for the White House Internship Program, academic credit requirements, or for any general inquiries about the White House Internship Program, please email intern_application@who.eop.gov.

If you are a college professor, college advisor, or career center representative interested in learning more about the White House Internship Program, please email internship_info@who.eop.gov.




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