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. 
  • 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.

Internship Details

OA offers both full-time and part-time internship opportunities. Part-time participants must be able to commit to 15 – 34 hours per week and full-time participants must be able to commit a minimum of 35 hours per week (Monday–Friday). Part-time participants will receive a stipend of $375 per week and full-time participants will receive a stipend of $750 per week. 

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. 

Applicants who receive an offer will be required to complete the Standard Form 86 (SF86) 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

Key Dates for Upcoming Sessions

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

Fall 2022 (No Longer Receiving Applications)

Spring 2023

  • Program Start Date: Monday, January 23, 2023
  • Program End Date: Friday, April 14, 2023
  • Application Open Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
  • Application Close Date: Sunday, October 2, 2022

Summer 2023 (Dates forthcoming)

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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