While it's unclear who will be sitting in the Executive Office in January, The White House is accepting applications for internships that run from mid-January (be there for Inauguration Day!) through late May. The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 23, 2012. Visit www.whitehouse.gov/internships for detailed program information about eligibility, the application process, and the program. If you decide to apply, get started now -- you'll need two letters of recommendation! (Tip: A great way to make sure you always have supportive recommendations is to make at least one friend on the staff or faculty every semester.)
If you can't apply this time, check out the site. You'll see future deadlines for Summer and Fall 2013.