The Office of Administration (OA) supports the President of the United States and the Executive Office of the President (EOP) through the execution of finance, information technology, human resources, facilities management, logistics, procurement, security, and legal services. OA is comprised of the following offices:

  • Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (OCAO) – OCAO provides a full range of human resource services, including design and communication services, employee relations, learning & development, human resources information systems, staffing and recruitment, HR processing, benefits, and library and research services.
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) – OCFO provides a full range of financial services, including budget formulation and execution, centralized accounting and financial reporting, financial systems, procurement and contract management, coordinated internal controls reporting, and travel and events management. 
  • Office of the Chief Operations Officer (OCOO) – OCOO provides a full range of operational services, including facility management, construction project management, interior design and space planning, mail delivery and logistics support, warehouse and supply operations, continuity of operations planning and execution, and monitoring of internal and external events affecting the campus. Time spent with OCOO incorporates the use of organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as engagement with functional technical platforms in the execution of the full spectrum of EOP Operations.
  • Office of the Chief Security Officer (OCSO) – OCSO ensures the EOP has a trustworthy workforce and safe workplace. It oversees all personnel security and physical security responsibilities to protect and safeguard EOP personnel and the complex.
  • Office of Information Technology (OA IT) – OA IT builds, buys, and secures enterprise-wide applications used across the EOP and is also responsible for the protection and preservation of all EOP data.
  • Office of the General Counsel (OGC) – OGC advises the Director and OA senior staff on the full range of legal and policy issues relevant to campus operations, including issues relating to personnel, ethics, claims, fiscal and budget matters, procurement, security, records, and technology.
  • Resource Management Division (RMD) – RMD within the Office of the Director (OD) in the Office of Administration (OA), is responsible for the overall strategic management of OA resources to include financial management, human capital management, and knowledge management. RMD is responsible for the development, execution, and coordination of all activities relating to a range of organizational development initiatives, projects, and activities essential to the efficient and effective operation of OA as a component within the EOP.

Internship Details

The Spring 2025 term begins on January 27, 2025 and ends on May 16, 2025. Interns will receive a stipend of $12,000/$6,000 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 Responsibilities:

  1. Research
    • Perform primary and secondary research on topics pertinent to strategic initiatives
    • Perform market research on commercially-available products and services and Government-wide acquisition vehicles in support of acquisitions and procurements.
    • Identify best practices and source materials for a variety of business services and processes.
  1. Data Analysis and Reporting:
  • Compile and analyze data related to organizational key performance indicators and impact of strategic initiatives.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for various audiences.
  1. Project Planning and Execution:
  • Work closely with project managers to plan, organize, and execute strategic initiatives.
  • Conduct research and gather data and requirements to support project planning and decision-making.
  • Assist in tracking project milestones and deadlines.
  • Coordinate and consolidate status updates, data calls, and other feedback from key stakeholders.
  1. Acquisition and Partnership Initiatives:
  • Participate in the acquisition process, including market research, vendor research, statement of work development, and contract research. 
  • Assist in developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  1. Operational and Administrative Support:
  • Provide general operational and administrative support to the Strategic Initiatives group as needed.
  • Attend meetings, take minutes, and assist in preparing meeting materials.
  1. Communication and Marketing Support:
  • Assist in developing and implementing communication strategies for strategic initiatives.
  • Create engaging content and materials to communicate with stakeholders on projects and initiatives.

Key Dates for Upcoming Sessions

OA offers three internship programs each year: Fall, Spring, and Summer. 

Summer 2024

  1. Program Start Date: June 10, 2024
  2. Program End Date:  August 16, 2024
  3. Application Open Date:  October 16, 2023
  4. Application Close Date:  November 19, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET

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

Spring 2025

  1. Program Start Date: January 27, 2025
  2. Program End Date:  May 16, 2025
  3. Application Open Date:  June 26, 2024
  4. Application Close Date:  July 26, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET

Check back later for additional details on future programs!

Frequently Asked Questions

No, as an OA intern, you will agree to and sign an Internship Stipend Agreement that states, “By entering into this Agreement to receive a stipend from OA, I confirm that I am not receiving a separate outside source of funding from a third-party organization in connection with my participation in the program.”

Yes, if you need to submit information, documentation, or other materials to your educational institution, you must coordinate this with your supervisor as early as possible.

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