Office of Presidential Correspondence looking for Volunteers

The Office of Presidential Correspondence (OPC) plays a key role in facilitating an open dialogue between President Obama and the American people.  Our mission is to listen to and understand constituents’ views, experiences, and ideas, and to respond on behalf of the President.  We receive and reply to letters and emails, calls coming in to the White House Comment Line, gifts sent to the First Family, and requests for assistance with Federal agencies.  Our office also provides President Obama with a daily sample of 10 letters that help keep him in touch with the real-life and diverse experiences of Americans across our country.

To learn more about OPC, please take a few minutes to watch this video. 

The OPC Student Volunteer Program allows local college students and recent graduates to gain experience within the Executive branch by working alongside staff, interns, and other volunteers.  Student Volunteers must commit to volunteering at least 15 hours per week and are expected to serve approximately 12-14 weeks.

The deadline for our Summer Program is April 14th, 2016, and the Program orientation is scheduled for Saturday, May 21st .  Candidates should send a resume and statement of interest to OPCStudentVolunteers@who.eop.gov.  Since we know each student’s schedule and circumstances are different, we are more than happy to consider requests for adjusted timelines as needed. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years old.

Feel free to share this information and the attached flyer with your students and colleagues.  Please let us know if you have any questions!

Sincerely,

The OPC Student Volunteer Program
The White House • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW • Washington, D.C.  20500