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Federal Internship/Fellowship Opportunities for 2012

December 07, 2011 12:31 | FAPAC National

White House Internship Program:

This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities. Interns are placed in various offices throughout the White House, and are given varying tasks, such as conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, and writing memos.

 Application Due Date:   January 22, 2012 (for Summer 2012 Term: 5/29/12 - 8/10/12)

Eligible Applicants:   Undergraduate/Graduate Students, Recent Graduates, Veterans                Compensation:          College credit, unpaid               

Application Materials:  Two Essays, Current Resume, Two Letters of Recommendation                Website/Contact:                 


White House Initiative on AAPIs Internship Program

The WHIAAPI Internship Program offers students the opportunity to work on a wide range of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues, including education, health, sustainable neighborhoods, economic development, civil rights, and labor and employment.  In addition to assisting with research on those topics, interns will help write policy memos and proposals, coordinate events, and conduct outreach to national and local AAPI organizations, elected officials, and ethnic media outlets.

Application Due Date:   March 15, 2012 (for Summer 2012 Term: 6/12 – 8/12) May 15, 2012 (for Fall 2012 Term: 8/12 – 12/12)

Eligible Applicants:    Undergraduate/Graduate Students

Compensation:         College credit, unpaid

Application Materials:  Statement that describes (1) one issue that affects the AAPI community, (2) a strategy that you would implement at the Initiative to address it, and (3) the organizations and/or federal agencies with whom you would collaborate.



Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF)

The Presidential Management Fellowship Program is a flagship leadership development program for advanced degree candidates interested in federal government work. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates through a rigorous application and selection process – all with the intention of developing a cadre of potential government leaders.

Application Due Date:  PMF Class of 2012 application closed. Class of 2013 applications due in  Fall 2012                

Eligible Applicants:  Final Year Graduate Students               

Compensation:        Salary, benefits, leadership development training               

Application Materials:  Refer to the Presidential Management Fellowship website for more information.

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