Area students to serve as White House interns

Posted June 30, 2011 4:28 p.m. EDT

— Three Duke University students and a Raleigh native will work in the White House this summer as interns.

Duke students Hasan Abdullah of Chapel Hill, Megan Barron of Coral Springs, Fla., and Lauren Hendricks of Laurens, S.C., and Davidson College student Darden Callaway of Raleigh are among the summer interns.

Interns work in any of the following White House departments: the Office of Cabinet Affairs, the Office of the Chief of Staff, the Office of Scheduling and Advance, the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Office of Management and Administration, the Office of White House Counsel, the National Economic Council, the Office of Presidential Correspondence, the Presidential Personnel Office, the Office of Communications, the Domestic Policy Council, the Office of the First Lady, the Office of White House Fellows, the Office of Digital Strategy or the Office of the Vice President.

The program’s mission is to make the White House accessible to future leaders and cultivate and prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities, officials said.