Interested in working for the federal government? The Partnership has an array of entry-level opportunities that will give you valuable work experience to start a career in public service. Our programs, open to students and recent graduates, are a great way to test out working in government and learn more about the wide range of federal job possibilities.

The Partnership operates many of these programs and is responsible for finding, recruiting and selecting the applicants and finalists. We work with federal agencies to find the best matches for the opportunities these agencies have open and then provide professional development programming to enhance the experience for the people selected. Once you finish your time at an agency, the Partnership will invite you to join our alumni community, so you can stay engaged with the program and help inspire other candidates to apply for these opportunities.

Fellowships

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 vital public and private sector work experience and even receive up to $75,000 in student loan assistance.
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Internships

Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program

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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Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations

The Rosenthal Fellowship is a prestigious program that offers our country’s most outstanding and civic-minded graduate students in international affairs the opportunity to spend a summer working to solve some of our biggest national and global challenges.
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Talent Exchanges

IPA Talent Exchange Program

Intergovernmental Personnel Act, or IPA, placements help agencies fill talent gaps. Under this program, participating agencies submit position descriptions for IPA assignments while the Partnership identifies potential candidates and matches them to agency needs. After the agency confirms the candidate match, the Partnership will work directly with IPA assignees to prepare them for the federal workforce.
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The Federal Fellowship for Racial Equity

The Federal Fellowship for Racial Equity is designed to place racial equity experts in federal agencies to help ensure systemic justice for marginalized communities. Fellows will help agencies to deliver on President Biden’s promise to pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, with all the challenges and opportunities which that entails.
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