News Release, White House

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

The White House Internship Program isa public service leadership programthat 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 President, First Lady, and White House staff are committed to providing young leaders an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and serve their country through the White House Internship Program. This program was developed to provide hands-on experience and cultivate meaningful skills.

A select group of young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House and the Nation. These committed citizens become part of the White House team. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include: conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events.

While interns’ responsibilities and tasks vary by department, all interns are united through weekly events, including a speaker series and professional development opportunities. Most importantly, the internship experience emphasizes community, and interns participate in service projects at non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C.

The Spring 2020 White House Internship Program will run from January 22, 2020, to April 17, 2020.  All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted through the application portal on or before August 23, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.  Additional upcoming White House Internship Program term dates and deadlines are listed below. For more information about the program and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit here.

To check the status of a previously submitted application, please click here.

  • Application Posted – Monday, July 1, 2019
  • Application Deadline – Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Notifications Begin – Week of October 21, 2019
  • Internship Start Date – Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Internship End Date – Friday, April 17, 2020
  • Application Posted – Monday, November 18, 2019
  • Application Deadline – Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Notifications Begin – Week of April 6, 2020
  • Internship Start Date – Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  • Internship End Date – Friday, August 7, 2020

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