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White House Internship Program
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2009 16:17:30 -0500
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of Media Affairs
For Immediate Release
President Obama Launches White House Internship Program
President Obama today launched the White House Internship Program for
his administration and announced that applications are currently being
accepted for the summer of 2009. Those selected to participate in the
program will gain valuable job experience and an inside look at the
life of White House staff while building leadership skills.
“This program will mentor and cultivate young leaders of today and
tomorrow and I’m proud that they will have this opportunity to serve,”
said President Obama. “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
In addition to normal 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.
The 2009 Summer Internship program runs from May 22 to August 14, and
the submission deadline is March 22, 2009.
Those interested in applying to the White House Internship Program
• US Citizens
• Eighteen years of age on or before the first day of the internship.
• Enrolled in a college or university (2-4 year institution) or must
have graduated from college in the past two years.
Interns will be placed in a departmental office for their internship.
Below is a list of departments in the Office of the President and the
Office of the Vice President where interns could be placed.
* White House Department of Scheduling and Advance
* The Office of Cabinet Affairs
* The White House Communications Department
* The White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs
* The Office of the First Lady
* The White House Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA)
* The Office of Political Affairs
* The Office of Management and Administration
* The Office of White House Counsel
* The Domestic Policy Council
* The White House Office of Presidential Personnel
* Office of the Vice President
More information on the White House Internship Program, including
application instructions, can be found at: www.whitehouse. gov/about/
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- White House Internship Program David Farber (Mar 07)