JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Three students from Jacksonville are among 145 nationally who are interning at the White House this fall.

Those from the River City are Mandana Fatemi and Robert Maldonado, both of George Washington University, and Hunter Lang, of the University of Memphis.

The White House Internship Program announced the participants Monday. It said the mission of the program 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.

"A White House Internship provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills," a news release reads. "Interns work in one of several White House departments, including the Domestic Policy Council, the National Economic Council, the Office of Cabinet Affairs, the Office of Chief of Staff, the Office of Communications, the Office of Digital Strategy, the Office of the First Lady, the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Office of Management and Administration, the Office of Presidential Correspondence, the Office of Presidential Personnel, the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office of Scheduling and Advance, the Office of the Vice President, the Office of the White House Counsel, and the Office of White House Fellows."

Additional information about the White House Internship Program is available here: www.whitehouse.gov/internships.