In addition, opportunities for developmental growth are encouraged, such as interviewing senior Department officials and officials from external organizations, and attending internal/external presentations and briefings related to African American education. Duties also will vary slightly for graduate students, particularly Ph.D. or Ed.D. candidates.
Throughout the course of their internships, students will have the opportunity to attend and potentially lead in the planning and management of meetings, briefings and other special events on the Hill, at the White House and in other federal agencies.
How to Apply
Please provide ALL of the following materials with your application:
1. Cover Letter
3. An unnofficial transcript (Official only upon request)
4. Internship application
5. Volunteer Service Agreement Updated
6.New I-9 form
7. OF 306
You must be a U.S. citizen or have a resident visa to apply. You also must be enrolled part- or full-time in an accredited postsecondary institution.
Incomplete application packets will be immediately disqualified from consideration. Please also proofread your materials before submission.
Packets should submitted via e-mail to AfAmEducation@ed.gov with 2014 Summer Internship in the subject line. We are not accepting FALL 2014 applications at this time.
Application Packet Review Process
The White House Initiative evaluates the applications on the basis of academic achievement, quality of thought exemplified in the cover letter, and the strength of the candidate’s interest in improving education outcomes for African Americans. Additionally, only completed application packets are evaluated.
Selected packets are then forwarded to designated personnel in the Office of the Secretary and Human Resources, who review the application packets for legal, regulatory and program requirements.
Once vetted by OS and HRS, students are contacted by the White House Initiative to confirm start dates.
An internship welcome packet will be e-mailed to accepted interns.
This is an unpaid internship. Students selected to be White House Initiative interns will be required to secure their own housing while in Washington, D.C. A list of potential accommodations is made available on request.
In addition, the U.S. Department now is able to provide a transportation subsidy to assist with the cost of travel to and from home/work. Students may register for this benefit once they are officially on board with the agency.