The White House 2019 Internship Program Application is Now Available!

The White House Internship Program (WHIP) application portal is now live for the Spring 2019 term!  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 2019 Class, which will run from January 16-April 12, 2019, can find more information and complete the application at this link:

White House internships are full-time (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) and successful intern applicants will be primarily placed in one of the following offices:

  • Domestic Policy Council
  • National Economic Council
  • The Office of Cabinet Affairs
  • The Office of Digital Strategy
  • The Office of Economic Initiatives
  • The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • The Office of Legislative Affairs
  • The Office of Management and Administration
  • The Office of Political Affairs
  • The Office of Presidential Advance
  • The Office of Presidential Correspondence
  • The Office of Presidential Personnel
  • The Office of Public Liaison
  • The Office of Speechwriting
  • The Office of the First Lady
  • The Office of the Staff Secretary
  • The Office of the Vice President
  • The Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy
  • The Office of White House Communications
  • The White House Press Office
  • The Office of White House Counsel
  • The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, August 24, 2018.  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 intern applicants will need to complete and submit their application by the deadline to be considered for the Spring 2019 class.  Due to the expected volume of applications, late applications will not be considered. White House internships are unpaid and selected interns are responsible for finding and funding their own housing.  Applicants must be able to commit to the full internship term to be considered, although academic credit is available as an option.

    Please use the information contained in this email as background information only.  A press release will be issued, and individuals are encouraged to share that press release with those who may be interested in applying for the Spring 2019 term, or send them the website link:  Interested parties may also email with any questions.

    If you have any further questions about the application, intern selection process, or the Spring 2019 term, please reach out to Zoe Jackman at



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