Spend This Fall at the White House: Internship Applications Are Now Being Accepted

President Obama Waves Goodbye to Summer 2011 Interns

President Barack Obama waves goodbye after talking with summer interns from the White House Internship Program in the Rose Garden of the White House, Aug. 10, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

For college and university students, fall typically marks the back-to-school time of returning to campuses, classrooms and colleagues. Whether you’re a current student, recent graduate or young professional, this year, consider spending the semester learning and growing in someplace new – consider spending your fall at the White House. 

The Fall 2012 White House Internship Program application is now open.

The White House Internship Program is committed to developing young leaders through a hands-on experience within the Executive Office of the President and through a myriad of learning and service opportunities. White House Interns work in one of 16 different departments within the White House, and their duties include conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events. White House Interns spend their days gaining an increased understanding of public service and the work of the Obama Administration. 

Further, interns’ work in their assigned offices is supplemented by all-intern activities like a weekly speaker series where interns hear from senior members of the Administration, Professional Interest Groups in which interns discuss various aspects of policy, field trips throughout Washington, D.C., and a mentorship program through which interns gain professional advice and career guidance. Perhaps most importantly, interns also participate in community service projects. The White House Internship Program works with more than ten community organizations – soup kitchens, after school programs, non-profit organizations, and local high schools – and interns volunteer regularly, getting to know Washington, D.C. and one another. 

Don’t wait, apply for the Fall 2012 White House Internship Program today. Your fall as a White House Intern is guaranteed to be unlike any fall semester you’ve ever experienced. 

Christian Peele is Director of White House Internship Program
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