White House Internship Program

 White House Internship Program

President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney pose with the Spring 2005 class of White House Interns in the State Dining Room April 28, 2005.

Welcome to the White House Intern website! Thank you for your interest in serving President George W. Bush. The White House Internship provides an opportunity to experience day-to-day life at the White House while working on a variety of tasks and projects.

In addition to normal office duties, interns attend weekly lectures, volunteer at special events, participate in tours, and contribute to a community service project in the Washington, D.C. area. White House Internships are unpaid positions and participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation and housing. Approximately 100 interns are chosen each spring, summer, and fall to participate in this highly competitive program.

We invite you to apply. Please read the Intern Application (pdf) (see link below) and the White House Office descriptions (see link below) carefully. Office descriptions can help you determine your areas of interest and assist you in making an informed decision about which offices might fit your qualifications. Interns will be selected based on their application and demonstrated interest in public service.

Applicants must be:

  • At least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university, or graduated the previous semester
  • A United States citizen

Completed application materials must be submitted to Meghan Espinoza, Intern Coordinator in the office of White House Personnel, at on or before the following deadlines:

Summer 2008 Internship
May 20 – August 15, 2008
Application Deadline: February 26, 2008

Fall 2008 Internship
August 26 – December 12, 2008
Application Deadline: June 3, 2008

Upon acceptance, candidates must consent to a security investigation prior to their start date and a random drug test. All security measures are confidential and intended to protect the applicant as well as the Executive Office of The President.

Again, thank you for your interest in the White House Internship Program. We look forward to hearing from you.

Meghan Espinoza
Intern Coordinator
White House Personnel
Telephone: (202) 456-5979

Intern Application (pdf):

White House Office descriptions:

White House Internship Official Site:

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