Obama Foundation Internship

The Obama Foundation is looking to hire passionate, mission-oriented, and qualified interns to serve in our Chicago and D.C. offices. This internship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are eligible to work in the United States.

The summer 2018 internship will run from May 29, 2018 to August 17, 2018. For students on the quarter system, the internship will run from June 18, 2018 to September 7, 2018. Interns will be required to work 40 hours a week in either our Chicago or Washington, D.C. office.


The application opened on January 29, 2018 at 9AM CT and will close on February 12, 2018 at 5PM CT. We will not accept late applications.


We are looking for interns who have excellent time management and organizational skills, are strong writers and researchers, and are eager to work in a fast-paced office environment.

Current full-time or part-time undergraduate and graduate students eligible to work in the United States are welcome to apply.

The Foundation will provide interns with a stipend and reimbursements for a portion of the expenses directly related to their internship.