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.

  • 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
Vena Cooper, Intern Program Director
Clinton Foundation
1271 Avenue of the Americas
42nd Floor
New York, NY 10020
Fax: 866.272.3580

Little Rock Office
Harriett Phillips
Clinton Foundation
1200 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72202
Fax: 501.375.0512

Internship Terms and Application Deadlines


Summer Term: Early June through Late August

Application ​​Deadline: February 28
Letters of Recommendation: March 6


Fall Term: Early September through mid-December

Application Deadline: June 15
Letters of Recommendation Deadline: June 22


Spring Term: Late January through Late May

Application Deadline: November 15
Letters of Recommendation Deadline: November 22

For more information, please visit the FAQs section of our site. If you still have additional questions, please email [email protected] or call 212.348.8882.