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Young Muslims Encouraged to Become White House Fellows

Young Muslims Encouraged to Become White House Fellows

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Young Muslim-Americans are encouraged to apply for the 2015-2016 White House Fellows Program, which is accepting applications from November 1, 2014 to January 15, 2015.

"This is a great opportunity for the Muslim community to be involved," said Soumaya Khalifa.

The White House is also encouraging any and all interested Americans to apply.

“In the 50 years since its founding, the White House Fellows Program has helped prove that those who love their country, can change it," President and Mrs. Obama said. "Our Nation needs your drive and talent, and we hope you consider applying to the program.”

"Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships and over the course of nine presidential administrations – four Democrat and five Republican – the nonpartisan White House Fellows program has become the nation’s premier fellowship for public service and leadership," the White House said in its annoucement. "The program’s mission is to expose Fellows to first-hand, high-level experience in the Federal government. The program consists of a full-time work placement in the offices of Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other high-ranking Administration officials. During a year in Washington, DC, Fellows also participate in a robust education program designed to provide a behind-the-scenes look into the inner workings of the Federal government."

"I encourage our community to be involved and take advantage of this program," Khalifa said.

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