Friday, January 10, 2014

The White House Office of Presidential Correspondences Announces Summer Associate Program

The Summer Associate Program of the White House Office of Presidential Correspondences will run from May 27 through Aug. 8. Associates serve a minimum of 30 hours per week on a full-time schedule. This is an unpaid opportunity.



The Office of Presidential Correspondence facilitates 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 connect the President with experiences and ideas from across our country. OPC receives and replies 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 President Obama with a daily sample of 10 letters to help him keep in touch with a broad range of ideas and experiences of people across our country.

Send your resume and a statement of interest to OPCAssociate@who.eop.gov. The application deadline is Jan. 31.

Applicants should be:

• U.S. citizens
• At least 18 years of age
• Currently enrolled or within 2 years of a degree seeking program
• Committed to public service

Applications may also be sent now for future program sessions:

Fall 2014 Session (Sept. 2—Dec. 12): Apply by May 9
Spring 2015 Session (Jan. 13—May 1, 2015): Apply by Sept. 19, 2014

OPC also offers a program with a 15-hour per week commitment. Interested candidates can contact OPCStudentVolunteers@who.eop.gov for more information.

Additional questions about the OPC Associate Program can be sent to OPCAssociate@who.eop.gov.