The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800, and the term is often used by journalists as a metonym to refer to the acts of the President and his top advisors.

Current Opportunities for White House

White House Internship - Summer

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
Description: 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.

The White House Internship Program’s mission is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation.

White House Internship - Fall 2016

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: April 17, 2018
Description: 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.

The White House Internship Program’s mission is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation.

Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: October 30, 2018
Description: The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has a competitive legal clerkship program and recruits clerks each spring, summer, and fall. CEQ accepts applications from prospective clerks on a rolling basis; however, due to the high volume of applications that we typically receive, we encourage applicants to abide by the following dates and deadlines: Start and End Dates Application Deadlines Fall August - January First Friday in June (6/6/14) Spring January - May First Friday in October (10/3/14) Summer May- August Last Friday in October (10/31/14) Clerks are supervised by CEQ’s Office of General Counsel, and provide critical research and writing assistance to both legal and policy staff on a variety of matters pertinent to CEQ’s functions, including oversight of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Through CEQ’s participation in policy processes across the Federal government, clerks have the opportunity to perform diverse, substantive legal work, namely: Drafting memoranda on environment, energy, natural resources, and general law issues; Tracking Federal agency actions on environmental issues; Attending interagency working group meetings; and Assisting with responses to Freedom of Information Act requests and other inquiries regarding CEQ’s activities. Clerks also have the opportunity to help advise CEQ’s policy teams on legal issues, and to analyze significant draft regulations through CEQ’s participation in the interagency regulatory review process under Executive Order 12866.

Application: Prepare the materials in the check-list below and combine them into a single PDF file addressed to the CEQ Attorney Advisor, Brooke Dorner. Name the PDF file following our convention: Last Name, First Name – 2015 Spring/Summer/Fall (select one) Clerkship Application Date Submitted; e.g., “Smith, Jane – 2015 Spring Clerkship Application 10-01-14.” Email the PDF file to internships@ceq.eop.gov, indicating the session to which you are applying in the email subject line; e.g., “Spring 2015 Clerkship Application.” CEQ will contact selected applicants to interview, usually within two to three weeks of the application deadline. Should you need to hear from CEQ sooner, please advise us of this fact by emailing internships@ceq.eop.gov or calling the CEQ mainline at (202) 395-5750 and asking for Brooke Dorner.

Your cover letter should address the following: (1) interest in environment, energy, and/or natural resources issues; (2) relevant coursework (e.g., Environmental Law, Administrative Law, Statutory Interpretation, and Legal Research and Writing); and (3) project management, leadership, and/or teamwork experience. Your cover letter (no longer than one page) should be addressed to CEQ Attorney Advisor, Brooke Dorner. Your list of references should include three individuals who are able to speak to your legal research, writing, and ability to work well in a fast-paced office environment. This list must include at least one law school professor and one supervising attorney. Please list the names, titles, organizations, phone number, email address, and relationship with you for all references. Note: The White House has a zero-tolerance policy for drug use. You will be required to take a drug test prior to beginning your clerkship. Failure to pass the drug test will result in your immediate disqualification.

Council on Environmental Quality Internship (Summer)

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: March 01, 2018
Description: The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) interns are given a wide range of assignments including conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, and writing memos on a variety of environmental issues. Interns have the opportunity to be involved in groundbreaking projects, working closely with staff from all levels and a variety of backgrounds. The pace in the office is fast, so accuracy and attention to detail are absolute requirements. Interns can expect to begin with the basics and gradually add more specialized projects as they gain experience. Other essential intern duties include answering phones, routing mail, copying documents, filing and retrieving information (conventionally or electronically), assembling briefing materials and performing assigned research tasks.

Most interns work a typical semester-based schedule (May – August, September – December, January – April); however a position may be customized based on applicant availability and project needs. Deadlines for applications are March 1 (Summer), July 1 (Fall), and November 1 (Spring).

White House Fellowship

Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Application Deadline: January 12, 2018
Description: The White House Fellows program is one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. Fellows typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally.

Contact Information

White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20050
www.whitehouse.gov/