The National Space Council (NSpC) is the White House policy council responsible for ensuring the United States capitalizes on the rich opportunities presented by our nation’s space activities. Under the leadership of its Chair, the Vice President of the United States, the NSpC advises and assists the President on the development and implementation of space policy and strategy and is comprised of Cabinet-level Secretaries and other senior Executive Branch officials. The NSpC synchronizes the nation’s civil, commercial, national security, and international space activities to advance the broader priorities of the Biden-Harris Administration.

As an intern with NSpC, you will be responsible for administrative and logistical tasks to support NSpC day-to-day functions, space-related events, meetings, and programs. You will be required to work with staff from NSpC, other components within the Executive Office of the President, United States Government departments and agencies, the private sector, and international governments.

Internship Details

The Fall 2024 term begins on September 16, 2024 and ends on December 20, 2024. Interns will receive a stipend of $10,500/$5,250 for participation in the program. Internships will be hosted in person on the White House campus, located in Washington, D.C. Please note that living accommodations and relocation support will not be provided. All internships are full-time/part-time and participants must be able to commit 35-40/15-34 hours per week (Monday-Friday).

Applicants who receive an offer will be required to complete the Standard Form (SF) 86 to determine whether they meet security eligibility requirements. Information requested on the SF86 that could affect eligibility includes, but is not limited to, an applicant’s connections to foreign governments, criminal history, financial debts and tax compliance, and prior drug use (including marijuana, regardless of whether the marijuana use was permitted under state law).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Males must be registered with Selective Service
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college, community college, or university
  • Must obtain a favorable security determination and pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent organizational and time management abilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and familiarity with project management tools is a plus.
  • Interest in operations, process improvement, strategic planning, or policy development.
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly matrixed, collaborative team environment.
  • Experience with communications / marketing, information technology, performance management, financial management, or business operations preferred.

If you are not a U.S. Citizen, you should not apply for this internship.

Key Dates for Upcoming Sessions

NSpC offer the following internship opportunity:

FALL 2024

  1. Program Start Date: September 16, 2024
  2. Program End Date: December 20, 2024
  3. Application Open Date: March 11, 2024
  4. Application Close Date: April 12, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET

Check back later for additional details on future programs!

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