This month, Donna Shalala celebrates one year as president of the Clinton Foundation.
Is there an active alumni network?
There is an active Clinton Foundation Intern Alumni Network through which alumni share job opportunities as well as volunteer opportunities. Those who have successfully completed their internship will be invited to join the Alumni Network.
Does the internship increase my chances of getting a job at the Foundation?
The Clinton Foundation makes no promises or commitments of employment after the internship. No intern is entitled to a job at the conclusion of his/her internship experience.
What kind of career assistance does this internship provide?
We have events specifically geared towards career education. We hold a Career Day in New York City during the term, during which you have the opportunity to meet with staff in the New York City office to discuss your career interests and receive career advice. Additionally we have a Career Panel near the end of each term with 3-4 speakers from various sectors who give advice regarding entering their respective fields. Also, our Intern Lecture Series illustrates the various education and career paths and opportunities available.
Does the program provide housing?
The Clinton Foundation Internship Program does not offer accommodation but we do our best to provide you with resources and assistance to help you find housing in New York City for the duration of your internship. We provide all accepted interns with a list of websites with information on student housing, and introduce all accepted interns to one another so housing can be coordinated. Additionally, as an intern during the summer, you will have access to the Columbia University and New York University student housing. These housing arrangements fill up early, so it’s best to apply as early as possible.
When will I hear back from the Internship program regarding my application status?
In an effort to manage expectations, most of our offers are extended 7 weeks after the application deadline. However, we continue to review applicants on a rolling basis until the beginning of the term.
I am a high school student. Are there opportunities for high school students to intern at the Clinton Foundation?
In order to qualify for an internship at the Clinton Foundation, you must be a college student, graduate school student, or a college graduate.