December 3, 2013
We are writing to let you know about an opportunity for current students and recent graduates to serve at the White House.
The White House Office of Presidential Correspondence (OPC) Associate Program is open every spring, summer, and fall, and we are currently accepting applications for the Summer 2014 semester. Associates work alongside our staff and interns, gaining valuable professional experience while learning about the White House and the Federal Government.
OPC plays a key role in facilitating an open dialogue between the President and the American people. The office’s mission is to listen to and understand the stories and concerns of the American people, and to send responses on behalf of the President. Staffers, interns, and associates receive and reply to: letters and emails; calls coming into the White House Comment Line; gifts sent to the First Family; requests for Presidential proclamations, messages, and greetings; and requests for assistance from the Federal Government. The office also provides the President with a daily sample of 10 letters to help keep him in touch with a broad range of ideas and experiences of people across our country.
Attached please find our Summer 2014 program flyer and FAQ sheet, which can be shared with students and recent graduates from your institution. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and hold U.S. citizenship, and they must be currently enrolled in or recently finished with a degree seeking program. OPC associates serve in our office for a minimum of 30 hours per week.
The Summer 2014 program lasts from May 27 – August 8, and the final deadline to apply is January 31, 2014. This is an unpaid position. If a student or graduate is interested in applying, please encourage the applicant to email a resume and statement of interest to: OPCAssociate@who.eop.gov. If applicants are interested in opportunities involving time commitments less than 30 hours per week, please contact OPCStudentVolunteers@who.eop.gov for more information.
Please feel free to direct any questions your office or applicants may have to OPCAssociate@who.eop.gov.
The OPC Associate Program