The Partnership for Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a big mission: we’re working to ensure the federal government is dynamic, innovative and that it effectively serves the American people. We’ve got a great team that helps make it happen.
Our staff is diverse in experience and perspective, but at our core, we share a lot of the same traits. We are mission-driven, creative, collaborative, optimistic and inclusive.
Our work is strategic, fast-paced and guided by our values:
- Passion for public service and our work toward a more effective government
- People who promote a culture of learning, leadership, collaboration, inclusion and respect
- Persistence to drive change, take strategic risks and deliver results
- Promise to be trustworthy, nonpartisan and fiscally responsible
We hire smart and friendly people who are great at what they do and good to one another in the process. Are you ready to join our team?
You may only submit one internship application per term. Applicants submitting more than one application per term will not be considered.
If you have a strong interest in multiple teams, you may indicate your alternate team preferences later in the application. Please note that selecting multiple teams does not increase your likelihood of being selected for an internship.
Government Effectiveness Programs interns have the unique opportunity to develop management and leadership skills by helping our Innovation, Partnership West, and Federal Executive Networks teams deliver a variety of programs and events for federal employees. Our programs and events aim to connect leaders working on similar issues across government, engage federal employees outside the beltway on the West Coast, and encourage new and innovative ways of doing things to make government more effective. Examples of the programming this team is involved in include our Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Management (ASAMs) roundtable, our Public Service Leadership Circle training program for federal employees in California, or our Federal Innovation Council, all geared toward federal employees across government agencies.
During their internship, interns will learn more about project management, relationship management, information gathering and analysis, database maintenance, virtual event planning and logistics, and customer service. At the end of their term, interns will walk away with a greater understanding of how employees across the federal government can work innovatively and together to make government more effective.
This position typically reports to a manager or associate manager.
This job operates in a professional office environment in Washington, DC. This position requires consistent use of office equipment such as computer, telephone, printer and scanner. Please note that as a result of COVID-19, Partnership staff are currently working remotely.
EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
Business hours are Monday-Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, though exact work hours may vary depending on availability and need. Academic schedules will be accommodated; a part-time schedule may be considered. There may be occasional early morning or evening activities required.
If travel occurs, it is local and during the business day.
The Partnership is an inclusive organization that fosters learning, collaboration and respect. We actively recruit for diversity in our workplace, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission of revitalizing government. The Partnership for Public Service is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability; or on any other basis prohibited by law.