The White House Internship Program application is available now for its Spring 2018 class, which runs from January 10 – April 27, 2018. The application deadline is 11:59 pm ET on Friday, September 8, 2017. Please see below for more information. Please feel free to share with your networks!

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

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.

Please forward the website link to any interested parties. 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.

WHIP Director Zoe Jackman is available to discuss the hiring process and individual office requirements in more detail. If you have any further questions about the application or intern hiring process, please reach out to Zoe Jackman at

Thank you,
White House Management

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