Inside the White House Internship Program

The White House Internship Program is a longstanding tradition in the White House. The hands-on experience is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders and prepare them for a future in public service. Over the past 8 years, young people from all 50 states have served as a part of the Obama administration in 16 different departments within the White House.

Additionally, the Administration has pioneered the D.C. Scholars program, which facilitates high school graduates from D.C. Public and Charter Schools to complete an abbreviated internship during the summer before college. These programs help to achieve the President and First Lady’s goal of making the “People’s House” accessible to Americans across our nation.

This month, the President spoke to the most recent class of White House interns. See what he had to say. 

Recently, White House Internship Program alumni came back and reflected on their time here and how it has since shaped their lives. See how their experiences impacted them: 

Learn more about the White House Internship Program.