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This Is What Malia Obama Has Been Doing In New York

| by Lauren Briggs

After moving out of the White House, Malia Obama is keeping busy.

On Jan. 30, former President Barack Obama's eldest daughter began a paid internship with the Weinstein Company in New York, where she will be reading and pitching scripts to company executives, reports TMZ.

The 18-year-old's internship is scheduled to run through the spring, as she works with the production and development team that has produced top films like "The King's Speech," "The Artist," "Shakespeare in Love," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Django Unchained" and "Good Will Hunting."

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Malia was spotted arriving early for work on her third day with the company, wearing high-waisted jeans, a crop top and an oversized sheepskin jacket, notes the Daily Mail.

Later in the day, she was seen picking up lunch from Whole Foods with a coworker.

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Malia, who is reportedly getting paid $9 an hour for her work, graduated from high school in the spring of 2016, and is set to begin studying at Harvard in the fall, after she completes a gap year.

This is not her first time showing an interest in filmmaking. In the summer of 2015, she interned on the set of HBO's "Girls" and attended Sundance Film Festival on her own before starting her current gig.

Though her family has moved out of the White House, her parents will remain in Washington D.C., while her younger sister Sasha finishes high school at Sidwell Friends School.

"We're going to have to stay a couple of years in D.C. probably, so Sasha can finish," Obama said in March, according to MSN. "Transferring someone in the middle of high school? Tough."

While Malia gets used to the daily grind of full-time work, her parents are enjoying an extended vacation and some much-needed rest in the Virgin Islands with billionaire businessman Sir Richard Branson, who flew them out on his private jet.

Sources: TMZ, Daily Mail, MSN / Photo Credit: 247PAPS.TV Splash News via Daily Mail

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