Tuesday, September 10, 2013

White House Office of Presidential Correspondence | Spring 2014 Associate Program

The White House Office of Presidential Correspondence (OPC) Associate Program is open every spring, summer, and fall, and is currently accepting applications for the spring 2014 semester.  Associates work alongside 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 respond on behalf of the President.  Staffers, interns, and associates process letters, email, and faxes; 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 with Federal agencies.  The office also provides the President with a daily sample of 10 letters to help keep him in touch with the real-life and diverse experiences of people across our country. 
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 .  Our associates serve in our office for a minimum of 30 hours per week. 
The spring 2014 program lasts from January 14 – May 28, and the final deadline to apply is September 20, 2013.  This is an unpaid position.  If a student or graduate is interested in applying, please email a resume and a 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 PortfolioProfessionals@who.eop.gov for more information.
A Frequently Asked Questions sheet about the program can be requested from gvptadvising@umd.edu.
Please feel free to direct any questions to OPCAssociate@who.eop.gov.

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