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Preferred qualifications:

  • Seeking a career in Broadcast Journalism
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to multitask
  • Function in an environment with short deadlines and quick turnaround projects
Internship position is paid minimum wage.

Future Leaders Internship Experience (FLITE) AT&T Summer Paid Internship

This action-packed experience is designed to lead to an amazing career after graduation. Over the course of three summers, students will complete job rotations to discover which area they are most interested in. Students will join a strong network of peers, learn directly from top executives and tackle challenging assignments. Every step of the way, we’ll help students to maximize their potential as a future leader at AT&T.
Location:  Washington D.C.
Length: 36-week multi-summer program; 12 weeks per summer over 3 summers
Start date: May-June
Application deadline: December
Relocation:  stipend provided to qualifying candidates
Degree Focus:  All majors considered
Area Focus: Various roles across organization; placement determined before start
  • Sophomore at time of internship
  • Creative, collaborative, innovative and results-driven
  • Eager to network and build relationships
Blue Waters is one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, capable of performing quadrillions of calculations every second to tackle challenges in astrophysics, chemistry, biology and biomedicine, atmospheric science, and many other fields of research.
To help prepare the next generation of supercomputing researchers, the Blue Waters project offers paid internships to undergraduate students across the country.
  • Interns participate in a two-week hands-on workshop in late May 2016 introducing them to the basics of high-performance computing
  • After the workshop, each intern works with a mentor and pursues a petascale computing R&D project over the course of the year
  • Each intern receives a stipend of $5,000


The program is open to undergraduate students interested in participating in a year-long science or engineering internship. Students must be enrolled as undergraduates through Spring 2017 at a U.S. degree-granting institution. Beginning graduate students who have a research advisor are eligible to apply to attend the Petascale Institute and will have their expenses covered by the program; any stipend would be the responsibility of their own research advisor.

Correspondence Management Specialist - Intern

Department:   Department Of Justice
Agency:   Offices, Boards and Divisions
Salary Range:   $43,057.00 to $ 55,970.00 / per year
Open Period:   Monday, October 19, 2015
Position Information:   Full Time – Internships
Duty Locations:   2 vacancies in Washington DC
Who May Apply:   United States Citizens
Security Clearance:   Public Trust – Background investigation


The incumbent serves as a Correspondence Management Specialist in the U.S. Department of Justice (“Department”) Officeof Legislative Affairs (OLA). OLA manages verbal, telephonic, and written communications coming into the Departmentfrom Congress, including to Department leadership offices (i.e. the Offices of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, and Associate Attorney General) and all Department components. OLA also handles Departmental written and other responses communicated to Congress and Congressional Committees. This includes sensitive and confidential communications prepared by or for the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, and the Associate Attorney General. OLA is also responsible for the coordination of Congressional correspondence referred by the White House for theDepartment’s review and response. OLA maintains and manages records related to Congressional correspondence and congressional inquiries, including storage of classified material and document searches.


  • U.S. Citizen
  • Background Investigation to include drug testing and fingerprinting
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
  • Sign Pathways Agreement
  • Maintain a 2.5 overall GPA or equivalent throughout the internship
  • Provide transcripts within 30 days after each semester or quarter
  • Provide proof of enrollment within 30 days after each semester or quarter


  • Assists in receiving and responding to voluminous written, electronic, and telephonic inquiries from the Department, Congress, other Agencies, and the general public.
  • Receives, compiles, and distributes daily Congressional priority correspondence and related reports.
  • Assists in proofreading and editing, as necessary, finished documents for responsiveness and completeness.
  • Updates automated correspondence management system.
  • Handles sensitive documents in accordance with Department policies and procedures.
  • Receives telephone calls from high ranking officials within the Department and other government agencies, White House staff, congressional offices, and the general public.
  • Assists in the management of files for the OLA Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General, and Attorney Advisors and staff.
  • Assists with special projects when assigned by the OLA Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General, and other Attorney Advisors and staff.

Preferred fields of study/degrees are:
  • Criminal Justice
  • Political Science
  • Legislation/Legislative Process
  • History
  • Security Studies/National Security

  • Current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.
  • Be enrolled (at a minimum) as a "part time" student (determined by what type of educational institution you are enrolled in).t
  • Provide proof of enrollment in an accredited Educational Institution.
  • Interns must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and receive no grade below average (C or equivalent) for the duration of their internships to continue their eligibility for participation in the DOJ Internship Program. (Maintain a 3.0 overall GPA (or equivalent) for graduate school throughout internship.)
  • Minimum age of consideration is 16 years old.

Chemistry - Mt. Storm Summer 2016

Location:  US-WV-Mount Storm
Location/Facility Name: Mt Storm Power Station
In addition to an excellent hourly pay rate, a taxable housing stipend is available.
Mt. Storm Power Station in Mt. Storm, West Virginia is the largest fossil power station in Dominion's fleet! The power station sits on Mt. Storm Lake in a rural, remote area, close to Blackwater Falls State Park and Canaan Valley State Park and Ski Resort.
The intern would gain experience in a variety of areas related to chemistry including environmental compliance and permits.
The intern would work closely with lab personnel on day to day chemistry tasks and activities.


boiler water analysis, scrubber analysis, cooling tower analysis, bearing cooling system, water make up, coal sampling and analysis, particle counts, asbestos analysis, chemical charges, analyzer operation and support, stator water system, mill fineness sampling and analysis, LOI sampling and analysis, and API fuel samples.

Job Qualifications:

●     Laboratory experience with (some, not all) analyzers which may include: pH meter, conductivity meter, spectro photometer, ION chromatograph analytical balances
●     Analytical and deductive reasoning skills
●     Basic computer skills
●     Technical written skills
●     Knowledge of analytical chemistry, lab concepts, and lab techniques
●     Rising Senior
●     BS Chemistry
●     Must currently be enrolled in a 4 year accredited Bachelor's degree in a Chemistry program or in a 2-year community college program, pursuing an Associates in Chemistry (or other acceptable degree) wherein that community college has a formal transfer agreement with a 4-year institution that grants accredited Bachelor's degree in Chemistry.
●     Must be starting your senior year in fall 2016.
●     Must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA

Working Conditions:

●     75 to 100%- Office work environment;
●     Up to 25%- Cold, dust, grease, oil, energized wires, heat, loud noise, operating machinery, the outdoors

B/E Aerospace Business Group: De-Icing Systems Engineering Intern


  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 
  • Completion of sophomore year 
  • Enrollment in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program for the Fall 2016 semester in Engineering

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completed coursework towards a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD degree in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering
  • Experience with of CAD software (i.e. Unigraphics or TeamCenter)
  • Previous internships, research, or project experience in relevant field
Internship is paid.

The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program Communications Support Associate within the Safe Sustainable Water Resources (SSWR) Research Program


  • Recent Bachelor degree
    • Communications
    • Writing
    • Public relations
    • Environmental science
    • Related field
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong written, oral, and electronic communication skills
  • Be able to work with most Microsoft Office Suite applications
The position is full-time and has a pay rate of $20.49 per hour.
  • Salary Range: $11.17/hr
  • Position Information: Part Time 20 hours - Internship 1 Year
  • Location: Charleston, WV
  • Travel required: No
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time at an accredited two-year or four-year academic institution 
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher

Farm Credit Administration Associate FCA Bank Examiner (Intern)

SALARY RANGE:                         $16.57 to $19.79 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:                           Monday, October 26, 2015 to Monday, November 2, 2015
POSITION INFORMATION:        Full Time - Summer
DUTY LOCATIONS:                     Few vacancies - Washington DC, DC
WHO MAY APPLY:                       All United States Citizens who: are enrolled at least half-time as students in an accredited 4-year college/university Bachelor's or Master's degree program; will have completed at least their junior year in college when they enter the internship; have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.95; have a planned graduation date not before December 2016 but not later than June 2017; are majoring in a specified field and are in good academic standing.
SECURITY CLEARANCE:             Public Trust - Background Investigation


If you have a passion for agriculture and finance, then the Farm Credit Administration may be the place for you. As an FCA bank examiner, you can help keep agriculture strong by working to ensure a dependable source of affordable credit for agriculture and rural America. Headquartered near our nation’s capital, FCA is a small, independent Federal agency. We regulate and examine the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of financial institutions providing credit and related services to farmers, ranchers, and their cooperatives. For the past several years, the Best Places to Work Survey has ranked FCA among the top 10 places to work among small agencies in the Federal Government. Candidates selected to participate as an Associate FCA Examiner (Intern) will receive on-the-job exposure to credit examination of a financial institution, participate in a comprehensive group project finalizing a National Financial Institution Examination Activity’s results, and interact with co-workers and Farm Credit System personnel.


  • Must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Selective Service Registration required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Position requires occasional weekday travel


Candidates selected to participate as an Associate FCA Examiner (Intern) will receive on-the-job exposure to creditexamination of a financial institution, participate in a comprehensive group project finalizing a National Financial Institution Examination Activity’s results, and interact with co-workers and Farm Credit System personnel. Interns will:
  • Gain a general knowledge of the Farm Credit System institutions and the Farm Credit Administration with a focus on one or more relevant areas of operation (Senior Officer Compensation and Disclosure, Stress Testing, etc.);
  • Gain knowledge of the five credit factors (character, capital, capacity, collateral, and condition), their interrelationships and relative importance;
  • Learn effective verbal and written communication skills and practice active listening and reading comprehension;
  • Expand their exposure to working professionally in a team environment; and
  • Learn time management skills and how to organize tasks to ensure timely and accurate completion of work products. Learn to achieve task and assignment objectives within established deadlines and keep project leaders, supervisors and other personnel informed of progress and any impediments to timely completion of assigned activities.


STUDENT STATUS REQUIRED: Applicants must be enrolled as a student in an accredited 4-year college/university Bachelor's or Master's degree program; have completed at least their junior year in college when they enter the internship; have a cumulative (overall) GPA of at least 2.95 on a 4 point scale); a planned graduation date no earlier than December, 2016 but no later than June, 2017; major in a field of study noted below; and are in good academic standing.

EDUCATION REQUIRED: Undergraduate and Graduate Education : Major study -- accounting, agricultural business, agricultural finance, agricultural economics, animal science, banking, business administration, commercial or banking law, diary science, economics, finance, marketing, OR areas of major study directly related to this position as determined by the hiring manager.

AVAILABILITY: Student applicants must be available to start work on May 16, 2016 but no later than June 13, 2016.  Applicants must be available to work a full-time work schedule during their summer internship.

H&R Block Internship Spring 2016


  • District level marketing plans
  • Assist with coordination of events and attend events
  • Facilitate a plan to ensure district opportunities are being executed
  • Foster partnership in the local community to generate tax talks
  • Identify non-profit partnerships for community outreach
Paid: Hourly rate $9 plus work related travel
Required: Valid driver license
Location: Dunbar West Virginia


  • 3.5/4.0 or higher GPA
  • US Citizen
  • Rising college junior or senior in the 2016/2017 school year 
Each Junior Fellow will be paid between $11.25 - $12.50 per hour ($4,500 - $5,000 for 10 weeks). Housing is also provided as part of the fellowship. 

Program Outline: The Herndon Fellowship program is a full semester program which allows ten students to gain full access to the legislative process. They will be placed with a Member of the Legislature who will utilize them as a full-time staff member. At the conclusion of the Legislative Session, Fellows are assigned to various Legislative, Executive, and Judicial positions for the duration of their 16 week appointments.

Application Deadlines: Applications are due November 2, 2015.

Credit: 12 Hours (6 hours for internship, 3 hours seminar in Legislative behavior, 3 hours for reading and research).
Grades for the six hours of intern credit is based on observations made by the Program Director, from evaluations made by the legislative supervisor and from evaluations by the agency supervisor. The seminar grade and the readings and research grade is based on weekly meetings of the Fellows with the Program Director and on formal papers presented at the end of the program. A formal evaluation and copies of the papers done by each Fellow are forwarded to the student's faculty liaison person.

Stipend: $1,300 per month (total of $5,200)

Tuitions & Fees: N/A


Late Night with Seth Meyers Internship

Posting Category Intern
About Us NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.
Country United States
State/Province New York
City New York
Responsibilities Interns will assist in general production, script, control room operations, music, research, talent, and various other departments within our production. Regardless of department, interns will perform miscellaneous production runs on an as-needed basis. Interns will gain knowledge and understanding of what goes into producing a daily late night comedy show. 

Interns should have experience in entertainment production; but, if not, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” is a great place to learn. An ideal candidate is eager and excited to do any task they are given. We are looking for people who have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, act independently, take initiative, and help the show from the ground up.
Qualifications/Requirements • In pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at an Accredited Institution and be able to provide documentation to confirm your degree progress 
• Current class standing of sophomore or above (30 credits) 
• Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above 
• Must be 18 years of age or older 
• Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. without a visa or sponsorship 
• Be able to work at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City
Desired Characteristics • Previous work experience in an office environment 
• Previous internship experience 

National Technology Laboratory
Morgantown, WV


  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at a regionally accredited college/university or a post-baccalaureate within one year of graduation
  • Have an overall minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide proof of coverage under a health insurance plan prior to the beginning of the internship
  • Majors:
    • Physics
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • Earth and Geosciences
    • Engineering
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Computer Sciences
    • Physical Sciences
    • Nanotechnology
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences
Internship position is paid.


Net Impact Conference 2015
Seattle, washington

"Net Impact is a nonprofit organization that supports a global network of over 70000 students and professionals who are working for positive social and environmental impact on their campuses and throughout their careers.” 
Benefits of Chapter Leadership
  • Leadership skill development
  • Access to a network of highly motivated and collaborative chapter leaders
  • Build the skills and connections to become tomorrow’s responsible business leaders, social entrepreneurs, nonprofit managers, and more
  • Access to specialized online resources exclusively for Net Impact chapter leaders
  • Direct support from Net Impact staff (for grad students) we have Net Impact chapters at the top 50 Business schools in the USA.
 Benefits of Chapter Membership
  • Access to a network of over 50,000 like-minded undergraduates, graduates and professionals
  • Learn about latest trends and discover how your skills can be used towards a career for good
  • Find opportunities to lead change on your campus while developing critical skills
  • Gain access to a specialized job board and career search programs
  • Participate in Impact Programs that teach tangible skills (like performing energy audits or pitching a business idea)
  • Membership is FREE
Seattle Washington from November 5th-7th with all expenses paid.


Nuclear Regulatory Commission Student Summer Intern

SALARY RANGE: $12.19 to $30.15 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, November 23, 2015
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Temporary, Not to Exceed 89 days
Rockville, MD 

These positions are part of the Summer Internship Program. Applications will be accepted from United States citizens who are degree seeking students enrolled at least half-time in accredited educational institutions. Half-time enrollment is defined by the educational institution. For institutions that do not have a definition of half-time, half of full-time enrollment will be considered half-time.


These positions are located in various offices at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Headquarters in Rockville, MD.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires
  • These are Drug Testing positions
  • GPA minimum requirement of 2.85


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) views student interns as our future workforce. The work performed is professional in nature and in a learning environment that gives the student intern the opportunity to evaluate the work for potential long-term employment. Student employment assignments are based on the functions and tasks performed in the organization to which you are assigned and ideally related to your academic and career goals. Areas of assignment will include engineering and science, budget execution, security, information technology.

THE NRC is accepting applications from students in the following disciplines:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Computer Science/Information Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Health Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Public Policy/Public Administration
To qualify for these positions you MUST meet the academic criteria specified below and be enrolled in a degree seeking program in the Fall of 2016. In addition, an ideal candidate would possess basic skill in using office automation programs such as Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point, or other desktop software programs. Additionally, the ability to organize work and communicate effectively in a professional environment are highly desirable traits.

Note: Your pay will be set based on your degree program and the locality of your position
Qualifications are based on your academic standing as of the end of the 2015/2016 academic year (~May/June 2016). Unofficial transcripts will be required to determine academic standing.


How much travel is required? None

The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for these positions will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing.

Will NRC pay relocation expenses? Yes, if certain criteria is met. Travel and Lodging expenses will be determined thru eligibility in the agency's Student Transportation and Lodging Program, only for those students at the undergraduate or graduate level in an accredited university or college.

The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the coordinator at (301) 287-0739 or TDD 240-482-3217.

Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Key Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
Salary range is $28,817 to $37,457 per year.

Students who are majoring in:

  • Communications
  • Journalism
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Education
  • Engineering 
  • Sports Management
  • Business
Candidates are asked to exhibit a passion and willingness to learn about radio communications. This internship position is paid.
These internship opportunities are also available in the Huntington offices for candidates who prefer to do their internship in Huntington.



  • Develop and deliver age appropriate activities founded on the center's philosophies while following DHHR childcare regulations
  • Create positive learning environments including resources based on child-directed learning
  • Develop strategies to guide positive children's behavior
  • Build good, open communication with children, families, and staff
  • Observe and record children's growth, development, and behavior using observations, assessments, and portfolios


  • A certification of completion of the ACDS or CDA credential or preferably a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Experience working in a childcare setting
  • A good understanding of the WV Early Learning Standards for infants and toddlers
This internship position is paid.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Internship

Location: Edgewater, Maryland
Length: 12-16 weeks, May-August, Summer 2016
Length: 12-16 weeks, January-April, Spring 2016
Schedule: 40 hours per week
Stipend: $500 per week
Housing: Housing is available for $105 per week.
Degree focus: Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, or related major
The Smithsonian ranked as one of the 10 best places to intern in 2011. Interns go out in the field with leading scientists, perform their own research and sometimes make shocking discoveries. Since 2001 the SERC internship program has been designated a Research Experience for Undergraduates site by the National Science Foundation.
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. Projects include terrestrial, atmospheric and estuarine environmental research within the disciplines of ecology, biology, chemistry, microbiology, botany, zoology, mathematics and physics.
Projects are also offered in environmental education and environmental information management. Although students will become familiar with all the being conducted by a particular staff member and with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to a project and content area of particular interest to them. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a selected field of study and to learn a variety of research techniques through firsthand experience. At the conclusion of the internship, student participants will be expected to present the findings of their independent projects in a formal seminar to the SERC community.


  • Currently enrolled undergraduate and first-year graduate students
  • Applicants must be in a position to commit fully to the completion of a project

Tournament Volunteer Assistant

Location: White Sulphur Springs, WV


The Greenbrier ClassicJuly 4 - July 10, 2016, is proud to offer an exceptional opportunity to qualified individuals looking to gain experience and/or further their knowledge with an official PGA TOUR Event.
  • Dates of internship: May 16-July 15, 2016
  • Compensation: Hourly 
  • Hours Required: Minimum of 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday; Some weekend and evening work is required 


  • Undergraduate or graduate student, majoring in Sports Marketing/Management, Marketing, Management, Business or Communications. Must be at least junior status at time of application
  • Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to meet stringent deadlines
  • Detail oriented and able to handle multiple projects
  • Strong communication and professionalism skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Valid driver’s license

Primary Responsibilities:

The Tournament  Assistant will work closely with the Tournament Coordinator on the coordination, communication, advance planning and execution of tournament volunteers.

  • Assist in the application and database management of over 1,200 tournament volunteers 
  • Assist volunteers in completing tournament tasks
  • Actively participate in volunteer meetings leading up to the tournament
  • Able to manage various volunteer requests and provide exceptional volunteer service
  • Assist Tournament Staff with events and projects as needed

U.S. Department of Energy Internship

  • Participants engaged in a technical project under the direction of a laboratory scientist/engineer
  • Career development workshops/lab tours
  • $500 per week stipend and limited travel reimbursement/housing allowance


  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at a community college or accredited college/university
  • Must have completed at least 6 credit hours in science, mathematics, engineering, or technology course areas, and completed at least 12 hours towards a degree
  • Must have an undergraduate cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must have earned a high school diploma or a GED

U.S. Department of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF)

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and math).
Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel and housing allowance.
  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Be currently enrolled full-time in a STEM program or continuing in a STEM program Fall of 2016 at an accredited college or university
  • Available to participate in the full 10-week program
Watch the 2013 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship

Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship


  • Be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. institution 
  • Have completed at least one year as an undergraduate
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a minimum GPA  of 3.0
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
This internship position is paid.

Wesbanco Employment/Internship Opportunities

This internship position is paid.


  • Student must be a Student Member of WVSCPA 
  • Meets the established criteria to be considered for participation
This internship position is paid.


The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program

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.

Selection Process

Selection as a White House Intern is based on the following criteria:
  • A commitment to public service
  • Demonstrated leadership in the community
  • A commitment to the mission of the Obama Administration
The selection process is highly competitive. Applicants are encouraged to submit a thorough application that illustrates qualifications, character, and commitment to public service. A completed application includes two essay questions, two letters of recommendation, and a resume.

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
  • Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree 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
How should I respond to the essay questions?
Each of the essay questions should be answered separately. Each response should be no more than 500 words in length. Do not exceed the word limit.
How long should my resume be and what should it include?
Your resume should be no longer than one page and should include at least your education, work experience, extracurricular activities, and service experiences.
Will I be penalized if my recommendation is sent in late?
Yes. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted on or before the corresponding application deadline. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted after the due date. Your application will still be reviewed, but you will be penalized for your missing letters of recommendation.
Who should write a letter of recommendation on my behalf?
The White House Internship Program cannot recommend who should write a letter of recommendation on your behalf. However, we encourage you to find individuals who can illustrate your qualifications, character, and commitment to public service.
Do you have to be a U.S. citizen to apply?
Yes. In order to be eligible for the White House Internship Program you must be a United States citizen.
Do you have to be in college to apply?
No. Current undergraduate students are NOT the only eligible applicants.
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:
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
  • Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree 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
Can I mail a hard copy of my application?
No. We cannot accept hard copies of applications. Only applications submitted via our website will be reviewed.
Is the White House Internship a paid position?
The White House Internship is unpaid. Applicants are encouraged to contact educational institutions and other non-profit organizations to apply for assistance as needed. Any outside income, funding or housing assistance received as a White House intern must be pre-approved by the Office of the White House Counsel.
Is housing provided?
No. Applicants must arrange for their own housing. Applicants are encouraged to contact educational and other non-profit organizations as well as local schools to apply for housing assistance.
My school is on the quarter system. Can I still participate?
Yes. You are welcome to apply, as long as you can commit to the full term of the internship program.
Is the White House Internship Program a full-time internship?
Yes. Applicants should expect to work at least Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Some exceptions will be made for applicants with class or program requirements, but interns must work 4.5 days a week in order to be considered full-time interns. For example, an intern may leave at 1:00 p.m. or later one day per week, if appropriate. If you require a schedule accommodation of this kind, please make mention of this if/when you are interviewed by a member of the White House Internship Team.
To whom should the letters of recommendation be addressed?
"To Whom It May Concern" or "White House Internship Reviewing Committee."
Is political preference a deciding factor in the application review process?
No. It is essential, however, that applicants are dedicated to the ideals and mission of the White House Internship Program.
How many people apply for the internship program?
The White House Internship Program is highly competitive and we are experiencing great enthusiasm this year. Applicants are encouraged to submit a thorough application that illustrates your qualifications and commitment to public service.
As a White House Intern, where will I work?
For a full list of internship placement offices, please visit

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  • Accepts interns any time, all year round
  • Flexible schedules
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