White House Offers Internship Program

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)– The White House is recruiting applicants for its summer Internship Program. Applications are due by March 22, 2009. The Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain job experience and an inside look at the life of White House staff while building leadership skills.

According to President Obama, “this program will mentor and cultivate young leaders of today and tomorrow and I’m proud that they will have this opportunity to serve. I look forward to working with those that are selected to participate and I want to commend all who apply for their desire to help through public service to forge a brighter future for our country.”

In addition to various office duties, interns will supplement their learning experience by attending a weekly lecture series hosted by senior White House staff, help at White House social events, and volunteer in community service projects.

Interns are full-time unpaid positions and the participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation and housing for the duration of the Program.

To qualify, applicants must be:

  • US citizens;
  • Eighteen years old on or before the first day of the internship; and
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (2-4 year institution) or must have graduated in the past two years from undergraduate or graduate school.

The summer Program runs from May 22nd through August 14th.

Enrollment applications as well as specific information about the various White House areas where interns will be assigned can be found on the White House web site:

Information about the fall Internship Program will be posted on the White House web site in mid-March.

Source: whitehouse.gov