Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program

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.

Summer 2010 Program: June 1 – August 13
Below is the link to the application and recommendation form for the summer internship program from June 1 – August 13. Please read instructions below and refer to our FAQ page for additional explanations.

1. All applicants must submit a completed application packet ON or BEFORE Sunday, February 7, 2010.

A completed packet includes:
•Two Essays: Each answer should be between 300-500 words in length.
•Current Resume: Your resume should not exceed one page.
•Three Letters of Recommendation

2. To be eligible an applicant must be:
•United States citizen
•At least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship
•Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university OR graduated in the past two years from undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university OR
•A veteran of the United States Armed forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty at any time over the past two years.

3. The White House internship program is an unpaid full-time program.
•Interns will be expected to work from 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday, although hours may vary with each office. For questions regarding the definition of “full-time” please visit our FAQ page.

4. The application packet must be submitted online.
•When an applicant has successfully submitted an application, he/she will receive an email confirmation.
•When a letter of recommendation has been successfully submitted, both the applicant AND the recommender will receive an email confirmation with the name of the recommender who has submitted a letter on the applicant’s behalf. This is to ensure that all three letters of recommendation are successfully submitted.

5. If you have questions or problems with this form please visit our FAQ. If you still have problems, contact intern_application@whitehouse.gov.
If you are an applicant, please use the Applicant Form to apply to the Summer 2010 White House Internship Program.

Please note: Every applicant must have three letters of recommendation in order to complete their application.

NEW! Are you a quarter system student? Or are you a student currently enrolled in a Washington-based program who cannot commit to a full-time internship? If so, you are now eligible to apply to the Office of Presidential Correspondence! When applying, please make sure to identify yourself as such on the application and only mark the Office of Presidential Correspondence when asked to list your offices of interest.

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