How to get a job with the Donald Trump administration

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How to get a job with the Donald Trump administration

Have you always wanted to work for the federal government? Here's your chance, because President Donald Trump is scouting new political employees to work at the White House.

How do you apply?

Just visit the official White House website, and you’ll find a variety of appointments including internships.

What positions are open?

The administration is looking to fill openings across its 40 departments. From economists, researchers, assistants and managers, the choosings are plentiful.

Once you are ready to fill out the application, you will be asked to identify which department, function, policy area and board you’re interested in to better filter your options. 

What do you need to do to gain a seat at one of the White House tables? 

While the qualifications vary depending on the role, Trump’s GreatAgain.gov site warns all interested applicants of the time commitment and fast pace of each position. It also says, "appointments and jobs of the Trump-Pence Administration are demanding, and the application process is rigorous."

If you think you can handle it, go ahead and complete the online application. It requires you to submit basic information, such as your address and political party, and your cover letter and resume.

If you make it to the next step, you then will be asked to fill out a personal data statement, which asks about "possible conflicts of interest deriving from your sources of income; all aspects of your personal and professional life, including organization which you belong or once belonged; speeches you may have given and books, articles and editorials you may have written; legal, administrative and regulatory proceedings to which you may have been a party; in short, anything that might embarrass the President or you if he should choose you for a position in his administration."

Lastly, depending on the position, you may also be required to fill out financial disclosure forms.

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