White House Accepting Applications: Spring 2011 White House Internship Program

White House Accepting Applications: Spring 2011 White House Internship Program


The White House Internship Program will be accepting applications for its Spring 2011 Class now until 11:59 PM EDT Sunday, October 3, 2010.

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.

Applicants can submit directly from the White House site, and recommendations can be submitted on the site as well.

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 your qualifications, character, and commitment to public service. A completed application includes two essay questions, three letters of recommendation, and a resume.

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) or must have graduated in the past two years from undergraduate or graduate school


  • A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty anytime over the past two years

Notification begins November 15, 2010 and the Spring program will start on January 18, 2011 and end on May 6, 2011.

To learn more about the program and to apply please visit the White House Internship Program’s page.