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White House Internship for Summer 2020

With the purpose of helping talented students develop into future leaders, the White House Initiative’s Year-round Internship Program is all set to start. The course is a one-year-long, unpaid internship that will be located in Washington, D.C.

This internship will include ample opportunities where interns will get to learn about African American-focused education policy, communications, and outreach at the U.S. Department of Education. Duties/tasks will vary depending on the education level of students.

Through allowing interns to interview senior department officials, and attend internal/external presentations and briefings related to African American education, the program will help them grow professionally.

To qualify for this role, applicants need to be enrolled part-time or full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution.


Internship Location:

Washington, D.C. will be the chief location.

Internship Duration:

The program will take approximately one year.

Internship Benefits:

This internship is unpaid although interns can obtain here experience, skills, lots of networking and development opportunities, mentorship and training.

Eligibility Requirements:

Having the following skills and education is mandatory for this role:

  • Must be enrolled part- or full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Able to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to organize and prioritize work.
  • Carries a fair share of the workload and completes projects on time.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Excellent oral, written and editing communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access)
  • Takes initiative and proactively tackles responsibilities.
  • Arrives promptly to work and to all meetings.

Eligible Country:

Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or have a resident visa to apply.

How to Apply:

E-mail the following documents as one pdf formatted filed to AfAmInternships@ed.gov. Please also mention the 2020 Summer Internship in the subject line.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. The internship application

Application Deadline:

Applications are open until March 15, 2020.

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