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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

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

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.


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.


  • 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: 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.


Looking for an Internship?

The Democracy Commitment LogoBecause The Democracy Commitment (TDC), a national higher education initiative focused on civic engagement and democratic learning in community colleges, is looking for a passionate and civically-minded intern to work part-time at the national office, located within the Washington, DC Metro Area. TDC is a program run out of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

This position requires a self-motivated and detail-oriented individual with excellent communication, writing, research and organizational skills. Candidates should be highly computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, and social media outlets including but not limited Twitter, Facebook, Vine, Diigo, Vimeo, Youtube, and WordPress. This position requires a large proportion of time collaborating with the national coordinator and other national partners; intern must work successfully in a group setting. Must also be able to work independently and efficiently when necessary, completing tasks on time without supervision. Applicant must have an ability and desire to learn about community colleges in socio-political, policy/administrative, and academic spheres. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Intern reports directly to the national coordinator.


  • Undergraduate or graduate student studying education and/or teaching, peace and conflict resolution studies, political science, organizational/community leadership, or related discipline.
  • Experience and knowledge in:
    • blog writing
    • customer service
    • public speaking and networking
    • civic engagement, democratic learning, or service learning
    • community college work or study (not required)
  • Ability to travel (potentially) for conferences and other meetings.

The intern will be responsible for work in many areas of the initiative, including but not limited to:

  • Blog posts and update social media
  • Weekly newsletter
  • Update website and related records
  • Research all U.S. community colleges and current TDC member institutions
  • Research civic engagement work and publications
  • Aid in planning national meeting
  • Aid in creating signature initiatives and toolkits for member institutions
  • Aid in relationship building with national partner organizations

This is a paid internship: $10/hour for undergraduate students, and $12.50/hour for graduate students. Time frame and work hours are flexible based on the intern’s schedule. Preferred start date is September 3, 2013. The intern is expected to work between 15 and 20 hours per week, preferably through June 2014, with potential for extension pending end-of-semester performance reviews. No benefits are included.

This position is based in Washington, DC. No funds are available for relocation.

To apply please email a professional resume and short cover letter with subject line, “TDC internship” to: Deadline is August 23rd, 2013, with tentative start date at late August to early September. AASCU is an EEO/AA.

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