Talk about a great summer gig! Malia Obama landed the dream internship of a lifetime this summer — working with Lena Dunham on the set of HBO’s hit series Girls.
“She’s a fan, and she mentioned that to Lena [Dunham] when she came to the White House,” a source close to the production told Us Weekly. “I’m not sure how long she’ll be interning for. It’s a bit of a trial thing for her. They’ve known each other and discussed for a while. Lena and her get along great.”
Malia, who turned 17 on Saturday, July 4, has already been spotted out and about in Brooklyn neighborhood Williamsburg, delivering coffee for the cast and crew and helping to keep the public away from the set, according to TMZ.
But despite her young age, this isn’t Malia’s first foray into the entertainment industry. Last summer, she worked as a production assistant for Halle Berry’s CBS show Extant.
She also currently has an internship at a fashion house, a source told Us.
Malia is set to graduate from private Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., next year, and will be attending college the following fall. She was recently spotted checking out New York University, and has also toured Columbia University (her father’s alma mater), along with Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.
The First Teen has come a long way from her days as a high school student, set to head to her high school prom. Last May, President Obama sat down with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, and talk turned to his older daughter’s love life.
“May we ask, did she go with a boy to the prom?” Ripa asked.
Protective President Obama didn’t bite the bait, however, responding, “I think this is classified information.”
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