Thank you for your interest in the White House Internship Program.  The application for the Fall 2018 White House Internship Program is now open.  Please click here to create an account and submit an application for the upcoming term.

The Fall 2018 White House Internship Program Term will run from September 5, 2018 to December 7, 2018.  All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted on or before Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).

After creating an account, applicants can save and return to their application.  Two recommendation letters are required.  The White House Internship Program cannot recommend who should write a letter of recommendation on your behalf. However, we encourage you to find individuals who can illustrate your qualifications, character, and commitment to public service. Your recommendation letters should not exceed one page in length each and must be addressed to the White House Internship Reviewing Committee.

As part of the application process, applicants may select and rank five White House Departments that interest them. Selections are used as an indication of interest during the White House Internship Program review process, and do not guarantee placement. Learn more about the Presidential Departments.

To check the status of a previously submitted application, please click here.

Summer 2018 Internship Timeline
  • Application Posted –  Wednesday, November 29, 2017
  • Application Deadline – Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Notifications Begin – Week of March 30, 2018
  • Internship Start Date – Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Internship End Date – Friday, August 10, 2018
Fall 2018 Internship Timeline
  • Application Posted – Monday, March 19, 2018
  • Application Deadline – Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Notifications Begin – Week of July 9, 2018
  • Internship Start Date – Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • Internship End Date – Friday, December 7, 2018
Spring 2019 Internship Timeline
  • Application Posted – Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Application Deadline – Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Notifications Begin – Week of October 22, 2018
  • Internship Start Date – Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Internship End Date – Friday, April 12, 2019