The former first daughter will begin her duties immediately and is expected to work on the "Making a Difference" segment of NBC Nightly News which spotlights people who volunteer to improve the lives of others in their community.
"I hope telling stories through 'Making a Difference' — as in my academic work and nonprofit work — will help me to live my grandmother's adage of 'Life is not about what happens to you, but about what you do with what happens to you,'" Clinton said in a statement to the Times.
Steve Capus, president of NBC News, told the Times: "It's not about Chelsea Clinton saying, 'Here I am; I want to be a TV star.' [She] made it very clear that this is not going to be a surface-deep relationship. She wants to be in the field for the shoot and in the edit room for the edit." He added: " It will be full time for the near-term future. But I hope it's the beginning of a nice, long-term relationship."
When Bill Clinton was elected president, then first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton asked the media to keep Chelsea out of the public eye. As a young adult, Chelsea continued to avoid public attention while attending college and entering the business world. But while her mother was running for president, she made hundreds of public appearances.