Reflections on the White House Internship Program

White House interns reflect on their experiences while interning for the Executive Office of the President. The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate todays young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.
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Weekly Address: Lessons and Renewal Out of the Gulf Coast

The President discusses the steps being taken to finish the job of recovery from Hurricane Katrina as the fourth anniversary approaches. He points to local citizens working hard alongside responsible government to make real progress in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, and pledges that the lessons of Katrina will not be forgotten. August 29, 2009. (Public Domain)

President Barack Obama looks down the fairway while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club near Lobsterville Beach during his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Aug. 27, 2009.

President Barack Obama looks down the fairway while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club near Lobsterville Beach during his vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Aug. 27, 2009.

President Barack Obama and family tour the Gay Head lighthouse in Aquinnah, Mass., while on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Aug. 27, 2009.

President Barack Obama and family tour the Gay Head lighthouse in Aquinnah, Mass., while on vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Aug. 27, 2009.

President Obama on the Passing of Senator Ted Kennedy

Speaking at Blue Heron Farm in Chilmark, Massachusetts, the President honors the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy. August 26, 2009. (Public Domain)

President Barack Obama plays basketball with White House staffers while on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Aug. 26, 2009.

President Barack Obama plays basketball with White House staffers while on vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Aug. 26, 2009.

Secretaries Locke and Vilsack in Regional Energy Leadership Briefing

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and Midwest and Mid-Atlantic Energy and Community Leaders take part in a Regional Energy Leadership Briefing to share ideas for a comprehensive energy plan. The opening sessions of the meetings, including remarks from Secretary Locke and Secretary Vilsack, were webcast live and are available in this video. August 24, 2009. (Public Domain)

Reality Check: Vice President Biden Asks You to Bust a Myth

To help us bust the myth that our health insurance system is fine the way it is and that reform isn’t important to the American people, upload a video response to this video explaining why you want reform. It’s easy, and we will feature some of the best throughout the week here at WhiteHouse.gov. August 26, 2009. (Public Domain)

* Post your reasons why we need health insurance reform now as responses to this video. *

(Video response tutorial: http://bit.ly/fZf0i)

President Obama Nominates Ben Bernanke for Chairman of the Federal Reserve

The President nominates Ben Bernanke for a second term as Chairman of the Federal Reserve in Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts. August 25, 2009. (Public Domain)

People wave at President Barack Obama during the family’s vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Aug. 25 2009.

People wave at President Barack Obama during the family's vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Aug. 25 2009.