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Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program – Summer 2024

Operated by the Partnership for Public Service, the Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program is recruiting young talent to join the federal workforce in support of the Department of Transportation and the Department of Commerce. The program places students with critically needed skills into paid internships and aims to develop a diverse pool of young talent for these agencies.
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Cybersecurity Talent Initiative

The Cybersecurity Talent Initiative is the first-of-its-kind public-private partnership aimed at recruiting and training a world-class cybersecurity workforce. The program is a selective opportunity for students in cybersecurity-related fields to gain access to vital public and private sector work experience and even receive student loan assistance.
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Learn all about the Forest Service—its history and mission as well as available jobs and how to apply for them.

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