If you’ve ever wanted to work at the White House, now may be your chance. The application process for fall 2010 White House internship opportunities closes on June 6, 2010. The fall program will run from Sept. 7 through Dec. 17, and applicants should plan on working Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Although this is an unpaid internship, the experience gained is priceless.
As the nation moves towards a clean energy economy, students interested in a green career may find this to be the perfect time to apply for a White House internship. While not all of the positions will be environmentally related, interns who land a position with the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change will no doubt be working with some of today’s clean energy leaders.
A previous intern with the Office of Energy and Climate Change describes his position:
"The White House Office of Energy and Climate Change provides an incredible opportunity to interact with staff in the White House and across the executive branch. Interns will observe the numerous federal and legislative actors involved in coordinating the energy and climate change policy of the administration and learn the workings of the legislative and interagency processes. The topics worked on are as diverse and relevant as the purview of the office: green-jobs creation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, transportation, and transmission and power generation. The interns’ roles are similar to any support staff." Source: White House
To apply for a position, you must be at least 18 years old on or before the start of your internship, be a United States citizen, and either be enrolled in a college program, recently graduated from a college program, or be a veteran of the United States military with a high school diploma and have served on active duty within the past two years.
The application process requires you to submit two essays between 300 and 500 words in length, a one-page resume, and three letters of recommendation. If you’re interested in a fall 2010 White House internship, now is your chance. Apply online today.