White House Internship Program

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain job experience and an inside look at the life of White House staff while building leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthening their understanding of the Executive Office and preparing them for future public service possibilities.

    In addition to normal office duties, interns will supplement their learning experience by attending a weekly lecture series hosted by senior White House staff, help at White House social events, and volunteer in community service projects.

    White House Internships are full-time unpaid positions and participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation and housing for the duration of the program.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be a U.S. citizen
    -Eighteen years of age on or before the first day of the internship
    -Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two- or four-year institution) or must have graduated in the past two years from undergraduate or graduate school
    or
    -A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty anytime over the past two years

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • White House Internship Committee
  • intern_application@whitehouse.gov
  • 202-456-5979

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Reese G  on 3/9/2018 8:07:37 AM

I have worked toward improving children's lives in my community, as well as traveling to Nepal to learn more about human trafficking. I have traveled the world with my parents, have been involved in local politics, and am now looking forward to attending George Washington University. This opportunity would add another important dimension to my education. Reese Geyer

Micah b  on 3/8/2016 3:40:41 PM

1. Unpaid internship (not a scholarship) 2. No financial assistance for college 5. No housing provided 4. They will not pay for transpiration 5. You do receive job experience (as your getting penniless in the process) I don't know about you, but to me, this sounds like a great way for the White House to get people to work for them free of charge.

Kaprice B  on 1/16/2016 1:23:03 PM

I live in the DC metropolitan area but I tell you, commuting to the White House and even that general area is not cheap if you have to take the subway everyday. And even when the law now says that DC employers how to cover for those subway fares of their employees, I'm pretty darn sure that White House would not supplant those costs, especially being that this is unpaid. Just putting that out there.

Jasmine H  on 12/19/2015 4:10:08 PM

This is not a scholarship, it's an internship, and an unpaid one at that. While this may be an awesome opportunity for some, it is not a scholarship.

Cody M  on 9/15/2015 11:56:02 PM

I would love to serve . Public service is what I'm interested in I'm from San Antonio Texas Julian Castro is one of my mentors.

Lauren W  on 7/24/2015 9:42:01 AM

I wouldn't apply for this because it is unpaid and You have to take care of your housing. Seriously?!

Cyan P  on 6/21/2015 5:17:36 PM

Although I am enamored at the opportunity to go to D.C. for an internship, by requiring the applicant to finance the trip and commodities, the availability to apply becomes a matter of finance instead of academic and personal excellence as it should be. Perhaps financial aid could be offered if the winner needs it. I would hate to see a worthy applicant denied such an amazing opportunity simply due to economics.

Kaitlin Y  on 4/3/2015 1:53:31 AM

I would love to apply for this scholarship. However, living on the West Coast makes going to D.C. and back ridiculously expensive, especially for college students (who are probably already scrounging for money).

Si Y  on 11/20/2014 10:05:03 AM

I would love to apply for this program.

Madalaine K  on 3/15/2011 12:45:57 PM

I am going to apply for this scholarship.

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