NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Seven university students with Connecticut ties have been selected as spring interns at the White House.

About 200 unpaid, full-time internships are granted based on leadership potential and a desire for careers in public service.

The interns are assigned to departments throughout the White House, going as far up as the offices of Vice President Joe Biden and first lady Michelle Obama.

Five are Yale University students and two others from Connecticut attend Northeastern University in Boston and American University in Washington, D.C.

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