High Point woman accepts White House internship
A young woman from High Point who helped President Obama get to the White House now has blazed her own path there.
Madison Goldman, a 2009 graduate of Westchester Country Day School, was one of 144 young men and women from across the nation selected to participate in the fall 2013 session of the White House Internship Program.
Goldman, 22, said she was attracted to the internship program because of her admiration for Barack and Michelle Obama.
“I campaigned for President Obama before I was even old enough to vote, and I support the first lady’s initiatives to better the youth of our country,” she said in an email interview. “I admire their family values and the hard work they have completed during their time in the White House.”
Goldman, who graduated from Oberlin College in May with a bachelor’s degree in biology, was on the pre-med path, but she’s using the White House internship to help her determine her career plans.
“I initially applied for the internship as an opportunity to serve the Obama administration and to gain experience in the world of politics, public service and public health-related fields,” Goldman explained. “I am using this time to help decide on my next career steps, whether it be applying to medical school or pursuing a master’s degree in international public health.”
Goldman is currently interning in the First Lady’s Correspondence Office.
“My responsibilities include helping process correspondence that requires special attention,” she said.
“My biggest project has been helping our office transition into a new constituent relations management system. Aside from my daily routine, I get to participate in unique experiences such as roundtable discussions with senior staff and staffing events at the White House.”
The White House Internship Program’s mission, according to the program’s website, is “to make the White House accessible to future leaders around the nation and to prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities.”
Interns work in one of more than a dozen White House departments, ranging from the Domestic Policy Council, the National Economic Council and the Office of Cabinet Affairs to the Office of Chief of Staff, the Office of Presidential Correspondence and the Office of the Vice President.
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