Texas State Updates: White House Intern

2008 graduate named to list
of White House interns for fall 2010

Spencer Millsap, who graduated from Texas State in December 2008 with degrees in digital photography and communication, has been named to the White House Internship Program for the fall, according to a news release from the White House.

Millsap, whose online resume also lists jobs as the staff photographer for the Texas House of Representatives and internships with the World Picture Network in New York and Ardmore Ceramics Studio in South Africa, was the photo editor at the University Star from August 2006 through his graduation.

He was named the outstanding mass communication student for the 2007-08 academic year, and placed in state and national photo competitions. His work is archived at his personal website.

According to the release from the White House’s Office of Media Affairs, the internship program’s mission is to “make the White House accessible to future leaders all around the nation and cultivate and prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities.”

This year’s group includes 140 current students and graduates from across the nation. Ten are from Texas.

Interns in the program work in one of several White House departments, including 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 Health Reform, the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Office of Management and Administration, the Office of White House Counsel, the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Energy and Climate Change, the National Economic Council, the Office of Presidential Correspondence, the Office of Presidential Personnel, the Communications Department, the Domestic Policy Council, the Office of the First Lady, and the Office of the Vice President.

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