The D.C. Scholars Program is a unique program for public and charter high school students in the District of Columbia committed to public service and learning more about the White House. D.C. Scholars participate in a hands-on experience within the federal government, attend a weekly speaker series with senior staff members, interact with college-aged White House Interns, are paired with a mentor and participate in summer service projects in Washington, D.C.
The D.C. Scholars Program is an unpaid, part-time internship opportunity. Applicants are encouraged to contact educational, municipal and other non-profit organizations to apply for funding. Any funding must be pre-approved by White House Counsel.
All D.C. Scholars must be:
- United States citizens
- At least 17 years of age on or before the first day of the program
- High school graduates having graduated from a public or charter D.C. high school the spring before the start of the D.C. Scholars Program
A completed D.C. Scholars application includes:
- Two Essays (500 word maximum)
- Unofficial High School Transcript
- Two Letters of Recommendation
Summer 2016 program timeline:
- Application posted – Wednesday, February 10, 2016
- Application deadline – Sunday, April 24, 2016
- Notifications begin – Monday, May 9, 2016
- Start date – Monday, June 27, 2016
- End date – Friday, August 12, 2016