Application Deadline: January 10, 2018, at 5:59 p.m. 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.
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.
The program has fostered a remarkable legacy of leadership. Of the more than 700 alumni in the last half-century, scores have gone on to top positions in the military, in business, in education, in the media, and in philanthropy. Current public officials who are alumni include: Representative Joe Barton of Texas; Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao; U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty; and Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.
The 2018-2019 White House Fellowship program year will begin in August 2018 and conclude in August 2019. All applicants must be a United States citizen and have completed their undergraduate education. Federal Government employees are not eligible, with the exception of active duty military personnel.
Selection criteria include:
A record of remarkable early-career professional achievement.
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 effectively as part of a team.
Interested individuals may apply at: https://fellows.whitehouse.gov/. The application is available beginning November 1 and will remain open until January 10, 2018, at 5:59 p.m. EST. Any applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
For more information, including details about the Fellowship, its history, and the selection process, please visit: www.whitehouse.gov/participate/fellows Any questions regarding the White House Fellows program can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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