Nothing compares with the White House Internship program where you can actually witness the daily grind in the White House and gain valuable experience which can help you in your future career. The road to the White House is not an easy one, as there are many vying for this opportunity. The internships are unpaid positions and successful applicants have to find and finance their own housing, yet many are still applying for the White House Internship because they know how it will help them succeed in the future.
Interns are expected to work full-time from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Mondays to Fridays. Those who still have class requirements are given exceptions and are allowed to turn in at least 4.5 days a week to be considered full-time interns. It’s a challenging experience and if you think you can handle it, then take note of the following Spring 2015 schedule:
Spring 2015 White House Internship Timeline
Application Deadline: Sept. 7, 2014
Notification: Begins the week of Oct. 20, 2014
Start Date: Jan. 13, 2015
End Date: May 1, 2015
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years of age on or before the first day of internship and must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or a graduate student at a community college, college or university (2-4 year institution)
- Must have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program not more than 2 years before the start of internship
- A US Armed Forces veteran who has completed high school or its equivalent and must have served on active duty within the two years before the first day of the internship
If you’re interested to be part of the White House Internship program, you must submit a thorough application that shows your qualifications as a leader and your commitment to public service. Applicants who show a dedication to public service, an understanding of the mission of the White House and one who has been a leader in the community are usually the ones who mae it to the list.
Your application packet should have:
- Current resume, not exceeding one page
- 2 Essays of 300-500 words in length
- 2 Letters of Recommendation addressed to “To Whom It May Concern” or “White House Internship Reviewing Committee.”
Send all application materials on or before September 7, 2014. Click here to know more about the application process.
Be a White House intern not just to improve your chances of a better career, but also to experience working with a team who will be future leaders of the country.