2016/2017 White House Fellowship Program for Young Americans

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Application Deadline:Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 5:59 PM (EST).

Founded in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson, the White House Fellows Program is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.

The purpose of the White House Fellows program is to provide gifted and highly motivated young Americans with some first-hand experience in the process of governing the Nation and a sense of personal involvement in the leadership of society.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education and be working in their chosen professions.
  • Individuals currently employed by the Federal government are not eligible to apply with the exception of career military personnel.
  • Some examples of Federal employees who are not eligible to apply for the program are: law clerks for the Supreme Court and District Court, members of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.



  • Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries 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, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally.
  • Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016-2017 White House Fellowship Program

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