Last Chance: White House Internship Program and D.C. Scholars during Obama Administration

White House Internship Program

This select group of young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or older 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

D.C. Scholars

Every summer since the start of the Obama Administration in 2009, graduating high school seniors from public and charter high schools in the District of Columbia have been invited to apply for a part-time summer internship opportunity at the White House through the D.C. Scholars Program at the White House.

Interested applicants should apply before the deadline – the final intern application cycle in the Obama Administration.  The Fall 2016 White House Internship Program application cycle closes on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:59 PM, EST and the application for the D.C. Scholars Program at the White House closes on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. Application questions should be directed to intern_application@who.eop.gov and DCScholar_Info@who.eop.gov.

Additional information on both programs, including eligibility requirements, application materials, and internship timelines are available on the U.S. Department of Education website

Please share the flyers below with potential applicants and other contacts who may be interested in the programs.

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