Calendar and Procedures
Applications must be submitted online on or before this date to be accepted. Instructions are provided under "Application and Directions".
Regional Finalist Selection
Applicants are notified in the first week of March if they have been selected as regional finalists. If selected they will be notified of the time and location for regional interviews. The regional finalist list is also posted on the website and is announced by the White House Press Office. Panel interviews are conducted during March and April. Regional finalists must keep a flexible schedule until panel assignments are announced. It is not likely that the assignment can be changed. Regional finalists must submit extensive security background investigation forms upon notification of their selection.
National Finalists Notification
National finalists selected from the regional interviews are notified at the beginning of May. The national finalist list also is posted on the website and announced by the White House Press Office. All national finalists undergo background investigations before proceeding with the selection process.
National finalists are interviewed over a 2 1/2 day period by the members of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. Expenses are paid by the Commission.
The White House Press Office announces the President's official selection of the incoming class of White House Fellows.
Fellows interview with principals in government agencies for their work assignments for their fellowship year during Placement Week which generally occurs mid-month. The Director determines the placement of each Fellow in a work assignment. Expenses are paid by the Commission.
September 1 to August 31
Inclusive dates of the fellowship year.