Application Process


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Application Process

We divide our internships into five functions: Programs and Initiatives, Communications, Logistics, Technology, and the Clinton Presidential Center. Within each function there are specific areas of interest and within each area of interest there are specific departments (see our available internships). The application requires that you (1) choose your area of interest and (2) prioritize your departments of choice. Please review the options and be prepared with your selections before beginning the application process. 

Please complete all components of your application. You cannot resume a partially completed application form, so make sure you have the following components ready in plain text format before you continue:

  • Program and Department Preferences (see our available internships). The application requires that you (1) choose your areas of interest and (2) prioritize your departments of choice in your short essay.

  • Short Essay (250-500 words). Explain how the internship relates to your objectives, expectations, and future goals. Please include your experiences and skills that make you a strong candidate for the internship position. Additionally, your essay should include why you have chosen the specific areas of interest and departments.

  • Short Biography (100-200 words). Briefly describe your background and personal history.

  • Current Resume.

  • Writing Sample (1-5 pages). This could be the beginning of an academic paper, a short essay, or a non-academic writing sample from a job you've had. It should be a clear and concise example that demonstrates your writing ability.

  • Stipend Request (maximum 500 words). If you are applying for a stipend, please prepare a statement explaining why you deserve a need-based stipend. Note that stipend requests do not impact acceptance to the internship program.

  • Two Letters of Recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be submitted independent of your application. Request access to submit references here. If you are a current student or recent graduate, we prefer that one letter is from a professor. ***If one or more letters are being submitted directly by a recommender, please remember to follow up with them.


Our Offices

New York City Offices
Julie Becker, Intern Program Director
Clinton Foundation
1271 Avenue of the Americas
42nd Floor
New York, NY 10020
Fax: 866.272.3580

Little Rock Office
Mac Mathis, Intern Program Co-Director
Clinton Foundation
1200 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72202
Fax: 501.375.0512


Internship Terms and Application Deadlines
  • Summer: ​​Deadline - February 28th. Term - early June through late August

  • Fall 2015 applications are being considered on a rolling basis: Deadline - September 10th. Term - early September through mid-December

  • Spring: Deadline - November 15th. Term - late January through late May

For more information, please visit the Stipends, Visas, Housing, and FAQs sections of our site. If you still have additional questions, please email internship@clintonfoundation.org or call 212.348.8882.

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