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Attention Students: Apply for the Fall 2015 White House Internship Program

Do you know an emerging leader? Encourage them to apply to the Fall 2015 White House Internship Program!

Find out more about our internship program.

President Barack Obama speaks with White House interns in the East Room of the White House, Aug. 8, 2013.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

White House interns dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation. They are a part of the White House team, and the assignments given to an intern on any given day could include conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events.

They also participate in a speaker series with senior staff members and small group meetings exploring different policy aspects of the Executive Office of the President through speakers, discussions, off-site field trips, and service projects.

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

The application deadline is Sunday, April 19, 2015.

To learn more, visit our internship page or email us at internship_info@who.eop.gov.

Student Spotlight: Campus Compact’s 2015 Newman Civic Fellows

Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Through service, research, and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change. These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can—and does—play in building a better world.  The Newman Civic Fellows Awards are made possible through the generous support of the KPMG Foundation.

Congratulations to the following 46 students from AASCU/ADP colleges and universities who have been named Newman Civic Fellows for 2015 by Campus Compact! You may click on each name to read a description of their accomplishments.

State Voices Seeks ADP/TDC Students for Paid Internship

State Voices

State Voices is a nonpartisan national network that focuses on empowering grassroots organizations within states.  They are currently seeking students or recent graduates for a paid internship here, in their D.C. office. Internships run for 10-week periods. If you’re interested, apply by August 29, 2014.  Please see the below message from State Voices for more information:

Internship – Washington, D.C. 
State Capacity Building and Data Intern

About State Voices

State Voices is a national network – built from the states up – that helps grassroots organizations win shared policy and civic engagement victories and build long-term power. Our work is nonpartisan. We believe that America is stronger when all people have a voice in our democracy. Our dream is for 100% of eligible voters to go to the polls on Election Day.

Our network is comprised of 22 state tables. Those state tables are made up of grassroots organizations that come together to mobilize underrepresented voters (such as people of color and young voters), educate citizens on the issues that impact them, and pass policies that improve their states and communities. Since 2008, our network has been a part of unprecedented voter engagement and policy victories. They’ve worked to increase voter turnout, combat voter suppression efforts, and advocate for policies that are good for low-income families, the LGBT community, the environment and more.

State Voices provides the organizations in our network with the tools and support they need to carry out this critical work. By providing them with cutting-edge tools and technology, expertise on issue and policy fights, critical resources and funds, and the support to build their capacity, we work to strengthen their work. For more information about State Voices, please visit www.statevoices.org.

Position Overview:

State Voices seeks highly motivated college or recently graduated students for a 10-week long internship. Interns will work with and report to staff in State Voices’ Washington DC office, focusing on a variety of projects that support the organization’s programs. Through this work, interns will gain a better understanding of the national civic engagement landscape including management of civic engagement programs, the role of data and analytics in a campaign, using experiments to run better campaigns, and using campaign management technology. The intern will work closely with the State Voices state capacity building and data teams.

Responsibilities:

Intern will also assist with the following tasks on an as needed basis:

  • Analyze election data and produce reports needed to track and support voter registration and civic engagement campaigns.
  • Assist with a national training program for State Voices data use.
  • Track voter registration experiments across the country.
  • Manage resources for our national network including documents for best practices.
  • Assist with meeting planning and logistics.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Solid judgment and critical thinking skills
  • Have a desire to learn about data management
  • Be a self-starter and attentive to detail
  • Be a team player and possess the ability to handle multiple tasks
  • A good sense of humor a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel and PowerPoint, knowledge of Prezi is a plus

Compensation:  This is a paid internship.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to: dcintern@statevoices.org by August 29, 2014. No calls please.

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at State Voices, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

 

Student Spotlight: CSU Fresno’s Elizabeth Olenchalk

California State University, Fresno junior Elizabeth Olenchalk was named a 2014 Newman Civic Fellow in recognition of her commitment to community service and civic leadership.

Elizabeth is a Liberal Studies major and her minor in Urban Civic Education was developed as part of AASCU’s five-campus, Learn and Serve America grant-funded program to develop civic minors in urban education (learn more here). Olenchalk hopes to become “a change agent who addresses community issues.” Read more.


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