Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program

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Source: The White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships



The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

The White House Internship Program’s mission is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation.

The application for the Summer 2012 White House Internship Program will be posted online on Monday, November 7, 2011. The dates of the Summer 2012 White House Internship Program are May 29, 2012-August 10, 2012.

Apply Here

The application period for the Summer 2012 White House Internship Program is now open. Applicants have until January 22, 2012 to apply for a Summer 2012 White House Internship. Please read the instructions below and refer to our FAQ page for additional explanations.

Please read all of the following instructions before starting your application.
Am I eligible to apply for a White House Internship?

All White House Internship Program participants must be:

United States citizens
At least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship
Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university OR graduated in the past two years from an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university
OR
A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty at any time over the past two years

Am I available for the Summer 2012 Internship Program?

All White House Interns are expected to intern full-time for the entire term of the program.

The Summer 2012 internship term runs from May 29, 2012-August 10, 2012
Please visit our FAQ page for questions regarding quarter systems
The White House Internship Program is an unpaid program
Interns will be expected to work from approximately 9 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday
Hours may vary by office
Please visit our FAQ page for questions regarding the definition of “full-time”

Do I have all my application materials?

A completed packet includes:

Two Essays: Each answer should be between 300-500 words in length
Current Resume: Your resume should not exceed one page
Two Letters of Recommendation

How do I submit my application correctly?

All application materials must be submitted online.

The application for the Summer 2012 White House Internship Program will be posted from November 14, 2011-January 22, 2012. All Summer 2012 White House Internship Program application materials must be submitted on or before 11:59 PM EST on January 22, 2012.
When an applicant enters a recommender’s email address info the application, the recommender will be sent an email with instructions on how to submit a recommendation for the applicant.
When a letter of recommendation has been successfully submitted, both the applicant and the recommender will receive an email confirmation with the name of the recommender who has submitted a letter on the applicant’s behalf.

Please click here to submit your application to the Summer 2012 White House Internship Program.

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