The White House Internship Program (WHIP) website and application are now live. The White House Internship Program selection process is highly competitive. Applicants are encouraged to submit a thorough application that illustrates their qualifications, character, and commitment to public service. Those who want to apply to be part of the WHIP Spring 2018 Class, which will run from January 10 – April 27, 2018, can find more information and complete the application at this link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/internships/apply.
White House Interns work full-time and will be primarily placed in one of the following offices:
- The Office of Cabinet Affairs
- The Office of White House Communications
- The White House Press Office
- Domestic Policy Council
- National Economic Council
- The Office of Digital Strategy
- The Office of Legislative Affairs
- The Office of Management and Administration
- The Office of Political Affairs
- The Office of Presidential Correspondence
- The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
- The Office of Public Liaison
- The Office of the Staff Secretary
- The Office of the First Lady
- The Office of the Vice President
- The Office of White House Counsel
- The Office of Presidential Personnel
- The Office of Presidential Advance
- The Office of Presidential Scheduling
- President’s Commission on White House Fellowships
The application deadline is 11:59 pm ET on Friday, September 8, 2017. Interns must be at least 18 years old as of the internship start date, and must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution).
- Have 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 internship start date.
- Are 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 internship start date.
Note that all interns will need to complete the application by the deadline to be considered for this class. White House Internships are unpaid, and interns are responsible for finding and funding their own housing.
Once the application period has closed, the WHIP team will begin reviewing and vetting applications. Each office will then receive a shortlist of potential applicants, and will choose their interns from that group. The number of interns each office receives will be determined later this fall, based off assessed needs in each department.
Questions about the White House Internship Program application can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information, including details about placement in the White House Internship Program and answers to frequently asked questions, can be found on the White House website.