The White House Fellows program was founded in 1964 to recognize students engaged in leadership and public service. The program offers first-hand experience to exceptional young men and women in working at the highest levels of the federal government.

Fellows typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid assistant to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries, and other officials. They also participate in roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors as well as trips to study U.S. policy domestically and internationally. Fellows tend to participate in various community service projects during their time in Washington, D.C., such as Habitat for Humanity, mentoring high school students, and tutoring.

Who should apply

Motivated young Americans with a sense of personal involvement in the leadership of society are encouraged to apply. Fellows should be interested in having first-hand experience in the process of governing the nation, as well as the desire and ability to learn quickly and work hard. Those interested in applying can find the application and more information on the White House website.