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  • Writer's pictureOlga Nesterova

Biden-Harris Administration Introduces Paid Internships Across Executive Offices

In a historic move, the Biden-Harris Administration has announced paid internship opportunities within various offices of the Executive Office of the President (EOP), marking a significant shift towards inclusivity and accessibility in public service. This initiative represents the first time in recent memory that the EOP will offer compensation for interns, aiming to attract a diverse pool of talented individuals to contribute to governmental operations.


Applications are now open for internships starting in Spring 2025, with a window from June 26th to July 26th, 2024. The opportunity extends across several key offices, including the White House Office, the Office of the Vice President, and specialized councils and policy offices such as the Council of Economic Advisers and the Office of National Drug Control Policy.


President Biden and Vice President Harris have underscored their commitment to assembling an Administration that mirrors the diversity of the nation. This commitment will be evident in every internship class within the EOP, encouraging applications from candidates of all backgrounds who meet the specified criteria.


To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years old by the program start date, with additional requirements varying by office. The internships will be based in Washington, D.C., on the White House campus, although participants are responsible for their own living arrangements and relocation.


COVID-19 protocols will be strictly observed, with interns required to disclose vaccination status and adhere to White House guidelines regarding testing, masking, and social distancing.


Interns will receive a stipend of $750 per week for full-time participation (minimum 35 hours per week) or $375 per week for part-time roles (15-34 hours per week). The programs also support academic credit requests, facilitating collaboration with interns' respective academic institutions.


The White House Internship Program (WHIP) stands out as a cornerstone of these opportunities, providing a platform for emerging leaders to gain invaluable skills while directly supporting the Administration’s priorities. Interns may engage with various facets of governmental operations under the White House Office and the Office of the Vice President, contributing to policy development, communications, and operational support.


For those interested in applying or learning more about specific internship opportunities, detailed information can be found on the Apply to The White House Program page. This initiative not only aims to enrich the EOP with diverse perspectives but also nurtures the next generation of public servants, fostering a deeper connection between governance and the American people.

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