At the Obama Foundation, we are guided by a core belief: that ordinary people working together can change history. Our mission is to inspire those people to take action, empower them to change their world for the better, and connect them so they can achieve more together than they can alone.
We were founded by community organizers, so when we seek change, we do it by bringing people together.
That approach begins at home, on the South Side of Chicago, where we are building the Obama Presidential Center. The Center represents a historic opportunity for Chicago: a chance to build a world-class museum and public gathering space that celebrates our nation’s first African American President and First Lady, steps away from where he began his career, where she was raised, and where—together—they made their home.
But that approach extends to all our work, whether its holding leadership training sessions in communities throughout the U.S., bringing local leaders together in countries around the world, working to support the global education of girls, or ensuring young men of color have pathways to opportunity.
As President Obama has said, “we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together.” So join us.
For more information, please visit http://www.obama.org.
The International team leads programs that support a worldwide network of emerging leaders who are inspired, empowered, and connected. Signature programs include the Obama Scholars program, the Leaders: Africa program, and the Leaders: Asia-Pacific program. International interns should have an interest in leadership programs and international affairs. The ideal candidate will be detailed-oriented, responsive, organized, and a team player. This full-time internship will last 12 weeks; beginning on June 1, 2020, and ending on August 21, 2020. The Foundation will provide interns with a modest hourly rate of $16.00. This application will close on March 8, 2020, at 6pm EDT.
To apply, go here.