Three college students from Minnesota among the group of 145 new White House interns for the Fall 2013 term.
INTERNS FROM MINNESOTA
- Andrew Baker, Eden Prairie, Minn. (University of Michigan)
- Caitlin Etienne, Richfield, Minn. (Monterey Institute of International Studies, Calif.)
- Brenda McKinney, Plymouth, Minn. (Loyola University-Chicago)
WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIPS
White House internships are unpaid, and interns are expected to work 45 hours per week in one of many departments. Pressure has been mounting on President Obama to pay the interns, but it would cost about $2.5 million per year, assuming a $9 per hour wage.
White House internship applicants must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age before the start date. Intern applicants must also meet one of the following requirements:
- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university
- Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university no more than two years before the first day of the internship
- A veteran of the United States Armed Forces with a high school diploma or equivalent, and has served on active duty in the two years preceding the first day of the internship