Medical school student, volunteer firefighter, active duty member of the United States Armed Forces, fashion designer, spouse, sailor who’s completed a 3,000 nautical mile voyage, neuroscientist, Ph.D. student, professional DJ, high school math teacher, Division I athlete, parent, freelance videographer, ballerina, college freshman...
The list above isn’t just a random collection of words and phrases. It’s actually a list of the interests, backgrounds and skills of a handful of former White House Interns – and it’s nowhere near exhaustive.
White House Interns are a wonderfully diverse group of community leaders and campus trailblazers. They begin the Internship Program with a passion for public service, and during their time at the White House, they find ways to couple that passion with new skills so that they’re better equipped to serve after their internships are done. They come from all over the country and have unique dreams.
A Summer 2012 D.C. Scholar prepares for a White House Internship Program Speaker Series. (Photo by Morgan Arthur)
So, imagine yourself as a White House Intern.
Imagine learning something new: White House Interns hear from senior members of the Administration each week and attend policy discussions with fellow interns.
Imagine seeing something new: White House Interns take field-trips to key sites in Washington, DC and volunteer alongside other interns in regular community service projects.
Imagine doing something new: White House Interns work in one of 16 offices within the White House, and they become part of a team that depends on them to complete substantive work that supports the larger work of the Obama Administration.
Summer 2012 White House Interns present a birthday card to the President during a group photo. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
What’s unique about your interests, background and skills? It’s those very things that, along with your passion for service, make you right for the White House Internship Program. Applications for the Summer 2013 White House Internship Program can be submitted now through January 27, 2013. A complete application includes a resume, two essays, and two recommendations – apply today.
Christian Peele is the Director of the White House Internship Program.