Malia Obama, the eldest daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama, has started a new summer job, working as an intern on the set of Girls, Lena Dunham's hit TV show. "She's a fan, and she mentioned to Lena when she came to the White House," a source close to 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."
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Malia Obama (left) has started an internship on the TV show Girls
Malia, who celebrated her 17th birthday on 4 July, has already been spotted out at work, delivering coffee for the cast and crew and helping to keep the public away from the set in the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Williamsburg.
It’s not the first time the teenager has worked behind the scenes of a TV programme; last summer she worked as a production assistant on Halle Berry's CBS show Extant. Her new internship is the latest signal that Malia hopes to embark on a career in the entertainment industry after she graduates from Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC next year.
Malia Obama pictured with her family
Mum Michelle Obama has spoken in the past about her daughter's desire to follow that line of work – but only once she finished college. "Malia has expressed some interest in filmmaking," the First Lady told People back in 2012. "Just like her father, she is an avid reader and she enjoys movies. But she's a freshman, so she knows she has years in college to explore her interest."
Malia – elder sister to 13-year-old Sasha Obama – is set to start at college next autumn and was recently spotted touring New York University. She has also visited Columbia University – her father’s alma mater – along with Stanford University and the University of California in Berkeley.