Eduardo Linardi, a rising junior at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, connected with the Partnership at its fall 2022 Public Service Roadshow. Today, he is a summer intern on the Partnership’s Federal Workforce team, which leads a range of efforts to recruit and retain the next generation of public servants.  

We recently asked a group of federal employees to share one thing they wanted the public to know about public service. Here’s what they had to say.  

With just under 7% of the full-time federal workforce under the age of 30, it is critical that government recruits and retains diverse young talent to solve our country’s future challenges.

While rewarding opportunities exist in Silicon Valley and across the private sector, those seeking the chance to do invigorating work, grow professionally and make a difference should consider a large and well-resourced organization—one with a strong demand for tech talent, a plethora of tech-related jobs in every imaginable subject area and a proven record of innovation that benefits millions of people living here and abroad.   

Gianna Juarez participated in the Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program this past summer as a public policy intern at the Department of Commerce. She enjoyed her experience so much that she recently accepted a full-time job as a staff assistant for leadership development and appointee engagement at the White House, helping vet and onboard political appointees. Below, she describes her experience as a Future Leaders in Public Service intern.