Applicants who have a strong background and interest in the intersections of public policy, communications, and government are encouraged. Accepted applicants will contribute to the formulation of the President’s annual budget request, facilitate the rollout of government-wide initiatives, and assist with interviews and press conferences. Full details are below.
There is no set deadline for applications, but this would be a great opportunity especially for Dartmouth students who observe the D-plan and are seeking a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for their winter or spring terms.
Opportunities in the White House Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Strategic Planning and Communications
The White House Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Strategic Planning and Communications is pleased to offer opportunities for qualified applicants to join its team. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply. Internship positions are unpaid.
- Contribute to the formulation, editing and publication of the President’s Budget and related materials;
- Facilitate the roll-out of government-wide policy initiatives;
- Assist with interviews and press conferences;
- Edit and issue blog posts and releases on a variety of topics;
- Assist with organizing and responding to media inquiries;
- Monitor and distribute news clips;
- Help maintain social media accounts; and
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualified candidates should have a strong interest in communications, journalism, public policy and government, and should have demonstrated experience excelling in these fields. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. Ability to handle multiple tasks and to work under pressure is also necessary.
Internships are only offered as student work-study programs and are not for compensation. Students accepted for an internship may earn academic credit while working in our office. Information on academic credit programs can be obtained from school placement offices.
Applicants must be United States citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution). Please note that participation is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check and drug testing.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample (not more than 750 words) with the subject line “Application” to: Jamal Brown, Specialist for Strategic Planning & Communications.
[Editor's note: Mr. Brown is a member of the Dartmouth Class of 2008, and we thank him for sharing this opportunity with the Rockefeller Center.]