Message From: President Obama and First Lady
WASHINGTON, DC – A half century ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson opened a new chapter of civic engagement and participation in the American story with the establishment of the White House Fellows Program.
Since the program’s founding, generations of Fellows have made invaluable contributions to our Nation through their service. Driven by the belief that “a genuinely free society cannot be a spectator society,” President Johnson’s vision – of a country where citizens of all backgrounds have opportunities to lend their talents to the cause of strengthening their Government – lives on today as a vital part of our democracy through the White House Fellows Program.
A vibrant America endures because of each generation’s unwavering belief in the possibilities of renewal. Fellows have the opportunity to play a role in the reimaging of public service and help build on the idea that together, we can shape a more inclusive society, a more groundbreaking Government, and a more fortified Nation for generations to come.
The United States needs your skills and creativity to help drive defining progress in our time. We hope you will apply and join in the essential work of forging a future of opportunity for people across America and around the world.
Watch a brief video about being a White House Fellows
White House Fellows Eligibility requirements:
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Cannot be a current Federal government employee (with the exception of career military personnel)
- Must have received a Bachelor’s degree and be working in their chosen profession
– A record of remarkable professional achievement early in one’s career.
– Evidence of leadership skills and the potential for further growth.
– A demonstrated commitment to public service.
– The skills to succeed at the highest levels of the Federal government and the ability to work as part of a team.
Components of the fellowship:
– Full-time work placement at a Federal department, agency, or office
– Education program consisting of off-the-record, candid discussions with distinguished leaders
– Service projects
– Relationship-building with Fellows class and alumni
For more information on becoming: White House Fellows