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1 How to Apply This program will mentor and cultivate young leaders of today and tomorrow and I’m proud that they will have this opportunity to serve….I want to commend all who apply for their desire to help through public service to forge a brighter future for our country. – President Barack Obama Fall 2013 WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP The mission of the White House Internship Program is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation, and to cultivate and prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities. Application Period: November 26, 2012 – January 27, 2013

2 WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGAM Program Overview Competitive 3 ½ month internship Fall, Spring and Summer terms Interns are placed within one of 16 different departments of the White House Office Work includes conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events Interns participate in: Weekly Speaker Series Public Service Projects Professional Development Series Professional Interest Groups Mentorship Program A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain a first-hand glimpse into the Executive Office of the President

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4 WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGAM Departments White House Departments Available to Interns: Office of Scheduling and Advance Office of the White House Counsel Office of Cabinet Affairs Office of Communications Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs Office of the First Lady Office of Chief of Staff Office of Legislative Affairs Domestic Policy Council Office of Presidential Correspondence White House Fellows Office National Economic Council Office of Presidential Personnel Office of the Vice President Office of Digital Strategy Office of Management and Administration

5 Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria: WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Program Requirements

6 WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGAM Application Two essay responses Explain your commitment to public service Professional policy memorandum One-page resume Two recommendations Completion of the online form

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8 WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGAM Timeline Fall 2012Spring 2013Summer2013*Fall 2013 Application Posted January 30, 2012May 14, 2012Nov 26, 2012Jan 28, 2013 Application Deadline April 1, 2012September 23, 2012January 27, 2013April 7, 2013 Notification Begins the week of April 30, 2012 on a rolling basis Begins week of November 12, 2012 on a rolling basis Begins week of February 25, 2013 on a rolling basis Begins week of May 6, 2013 on a rolling basis Start DateSeptember 4, 2012January 15, 2013May 28, 2013September 3, 2013 End DateDecember 14, 2012May 3, 2013Aug 9, 2013December 13, 2013

9 WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGAM More Information Q&A For more information, please visit: Questions? Please us at: The White House Internship Program is a reflection of President Obama’s commitment to provide young leaders an opportunity to strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, develop their leadership skills and actively engage in public service.


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