White House Fellows Program

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National Deadline: January 12, 2016
Official Website and Application


Founded in 1964, the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships is the nation’s most prestigious program for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional Americans first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the Federal government. Fellows will undergo an extraordinary year that yields a lifetime of rewards.

The Award

After a competitive application process, selected individuals spend a year in Washington, DC working as a full-time, paid Fellow to Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.


Applicants for the White House Fellows Program must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Cannot be a current Federal government employee (with the exception of career military personnel)
  • Have received a Bachelor’s degree and be working in their chosen profession

Selection criteria:

  • A record of remarkable professional achievement early in one's career.
  • Evidence of leadership skills and the potential for further growth.
  • A demonstrated commitment to public service.
  • The skills to succeed at the highest levels of the Federal government and the ability to work as part of a team.

The Application

Please see official website for application details.


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