D.C. Scholars Program


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
  • Resume

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

Complete your application for the D.C. Scholars program, then print, scan, and email your application, along with all the other application components, to DCScholar_Info@who.eop.gov.


Gender: All
Country: USA
State: All
Grade level: High School
GPA: 3
Need or Merit: Merit
Race: All
Ethnicity: All
Religion: All
Major: All
Veterans: Yes
Employment: Yes
Community Service: Yes
For more information you can check website link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/internships/dcscholars