We believe Obama Foundation interns will become some of the world’s most valuable leaders in a variety of capacities. Our hope is that this program will expose interns to diverse models of leadership and practical work experience, especially for those who might not otherwise have the opportunity.

The Summer 2020 Internship will begin on June 1, 2020, and end on August 21, 2020. Interns will be required to work just under 30 hours per week, Monday-Thursday in either our Chicago or Washington, D.C. offices and will receive a modest $16 per hour.

The application closed on March 8, 2020, at 6pm EDT.

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 each department’s internship description.

Who can apply?

This internship is open to anyone currently pursuing their post-secondary pathway and who is eligible to work in the United States. 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.