Charlie Kraiger, a junior majoring in international relations at Michigan State University, will spend the fall semester interning at the White House.
The mission of the program is to make the White House accessible to future leaders around the nation and to prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities.
According to the White House, interns gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. They work in one of several White House departments: the Office of Cabinet Affairs, the Office of the Chief of Staff, the Office of Scheduling and Advance, the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Office of Management and Administration, the Office of the White House Counsel, the National Economic Council, the Office of Presidential Correspondence, the Presidential Personnel Office, the Office of Communications, the Domestic Policy Council, the Office of the First Lady, the Office of White House Fellows, the Office of Digital Strategy and the Office of the Vice President.
The application for the Summer 2012 program will become available on the website on Nov. 7 and the application deadline is Jan. 22.
A total of 144 college students from around the country and the United Kingdom were selected. Also representing Michigan in Washington, D.C., will be Harsha Panduranga from the University of Michigan and Edward Patterson from the Eastern Michigan University.