White House Looks for Promising Leaders to Serve as Fellows

November 07, 2013

For over 48 years, The White House Fellowship has been America’s most prestigious program for leadership and public service.

This nonpartisan program is designed to provide emerging leaders an opportunity to experience the process of governing the nation while working alongside public servants at the highest levels of the Federal government.

The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships chooses 11 to 19 professional men and women to spend a year in Washington, D.C. learning about public service leadership. Fellows are placed in the offices of Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other high-level Executive Branch officials. In addition, they regularly meet in roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors.

Notable alumni include General Colin Powell, President of Univision Network’s César Conde, CNN Correspondent Sanjay Gupta, General Wesley Clark and author Doris Kearns Goodwin.

For more information, please see the letter signed by President Obama and Mrs. Obama that encourages promising leaders to join the Program. The White House Fellows Program is now accepting applications online until January 15, 2014 at 5:59pm (EST). Inclusive dates of the Fellowship year for the 2014-2015 Class are August 26, 2014 to August 26, 2015. Please visit our website to learn more about the program.   

If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact the White House Fellows Office at 202/395-4522. Read President Obama's Letter