Monday, August 16, 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.

Spring 2011 Program: Things to Know

The application period for the Spring 2011 program is now open. Applicants have until October 3, 2010 to apply for a Spring 2011 White House Internship. Please read instructions below and refer to our FAQ page for additional explanations.

The following are important questions to ask yourself prior to and after submitting your internship application. The link to apply can be found at the bottom of this page.

Am I eligible to apply for a White House Internship?

All White House Internship Program participants must be:

- A United States citizens;
- 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 universityOR;
- 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

Am I available for the Spring 2011 internship program?

All White House Interns are expected to intern full-time for the entire team of the program::

The spring internship term runs from January 18, 2011 – May 6, 2011

Please visit our FAQ page for questions regarding quarter systems

The White House internship program is an unpaid program
The White House internship program is a full-time program
Interns will be expected to work from approximately 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday
Hours may vary by office

Please visit our FAQ page for questions regarding the definition of "full-time"

Do I have all my application materials?

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;

How do I submit my application correctly?

All application materials must be submitted online.
The Spring 2011 application will be available from August 9, 2010 – October 3, 2010
All application materials MUST be submitted ON or BEFORE 11:59 p.m. EDT October 3, 2010
When an applicant has successfully submitted an application, the applicant 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

Am I ready to apply?

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