The Obama Foundation draws on a diverse cohort of passionate, mission-oriented, and qualified interns to serve in our Chicago and D.C. offices. This internship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are eligible to work in the United States.
We believe Obama Foundation interns will become some of the world’s most valuable leaders in a variety of capacities. Our internship program strives to provide interns with exposure to diverse models of leadership and practical work experience, especially for those who might not otherwise have this access.
Our Spring 2019 internship is currently in session. We are in the process of redesigning and restructuring our internship program for future classes and therefore will not be launching a public internship application for a summer or fall 2019 term.
The public internship program is core to our organization and is closely tied to our mission to inspire, connect and empower people to change their world. We thank you for your support as we evaluate our internal processes and programs to promote the equity, inclusiveness and overall impact that we believe this program is capable of.
We will provide updates once the program is revamped. To ensure you have the most recent information, we encourage you to read our FAQ page before reaching out with questions.
What do interns do?
We are looking for interns who have excellent time management and organizational skills, are strong writers and researchers, and are eager to work in a fast-paced office environment. Interns will play a key role in providing departments at the Obama Foundation with the administrative, logistical, and operational assistance needed to execute their work. To learn more, check out our department descriptions here.
Who can apply?
Current full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate students authorized to work off-campus in the United States are welcome to apply. The Foundation is committed to recruiting a diverse cohort of interns and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, ancestry, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other protected category under local, state, or federal law. We encourage qualified persons of all backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation to complete the application, you may contact us at [email protected].
The Foundation will provide interns with a stipend for a portion of the expenses directly related to their internship.