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Political science alum lands White House internship

March 15, 2013
Noah Wiedenfeld attended the Jan. 21 inauguration of President Barack Obama during the early days of his spring 2013 internship at the White House.

EAU CLAIRE — Noah Wiedenfeld, a 2012 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire political science graduate from Lake Mills, is a spring 2013 participant in the prestigious White House Internship Program in Washington, D.C.

Wiedenfeld, who has been assigned to assist with the work of the Domestic Policy Council, began his internship in mid-January and will work in the White House until May 3. According to the White House website, the Domestic Policy Council supervises the development, coordination and execution of domestic policy in the White House. The council also offers advice to the president and represents his priorities to Congress.

White House interns with the Domestic Policy Council complete daily substantive research projects on current policy and legislation; write background briefings, policy memos, and fact sheets for senior policy staff; collect and analyze news clips and track websites relevant to the team to which they report; and assist with administrative functions, including responding to outside inquiries, managing meeting requests and invitations, assisting in the drafting of correspondence, and helping plan and organize logistics for meetings and events.

The White House website describes the selection process for the internship program as "highly competitive" and states that "applicants are encouraged to submit a thorough application that illustrates qualifications, character, and commitment to public service." Applicants must submit responses to two essay questions, two letters of recommendation and a resume.

Members of the media wishing to question Wiedenfeld in more detail about his internship may do so via the White House Office of Communications at or 202-456-6238.



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