You should apply to be a White House Intern. I learned so much from the program and made great friends. I can’t praise the program enough! The White House Internship Program, “provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.” The application for the Fall 2012 is due April 1, 2012. I’d be happy to read over your essays (I’ve helped people in the past and had a very good acceptance rate). Send essay or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. I loved the Vanity Fair article West Wing Babies: How Aaron Sorkin’s West Wing Inspired a Legion of Lyman Wannabes by Juli Weiner.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. E.E. Cummings
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. Norman Vincent Peale
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way. Eileen Caddy
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. Tony Robbins
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Henry David Thoreau
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