Special assignments to White House open to military personnel
Would you like to get an assignment at the White House?
The administration is looking for people who would like to work as special assistants to senior executives in cabinet-level agencies or in the president’s executive office.
The White House selects as many as 19 people annually, and military personnel are encouraged to apply, according to an Air Force press release. The opportunity offers fellows the chance to see how the government works up close.
Airmen must apply by Jan. 15 for the White House Fellowship Program.
To qualify, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Have 24 months time on station as of Aug. 1, 2006, or be returning from an overseas assignment from July 1 - Aug. 31.Have sufficient retainability to serve a three-year active-duty service commitment upon completion of the program.Be available for reassignment.Airmen also must receive approval from the first colonel in their chain of command. Enlisted applicants must have an overall rating of “5” on their latest performance report.
The program is open to all U.S. citizens, except those who are federally employed. The program was founded in 1964.
For more information, servicemembers can go online to www.whitehouse.gov/fellows/ or call 202-395-4522.