2023 Summer Federal Executive Networks Internship

Partnership for Public Service
 Washington, DC

This is a DC-based, hybrid internship; all interns must be located in the Washington Metropolitan Region.

ORGANIZATION

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to building a better government and a stronger democracy. We believe that our future and our democracy depend on our ability to solve big problems—and that we need an effective federal government to do so. For more than 20 years, we have helped make this vision a reality, helping our government—the public institution most fundamental to our democracy—address current and future challenges.

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.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Federal Executive Networks Programs interns have the unique opportunity to learn about the latest management challenges that senior federal leaders are addressing and to acquire program management skills. The Federal Executive Networks team convenes government executives, current and former, to help them build critical connections with their peers across government, share promising practices and learn from one another.

Examples of the networks that the intern will support include the General Counsel Exchange, an active group of agency legal advisors, as well as the Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Management Roundtable where senior leaders confer on management issues including budget and finance, human capital, information technology, acquisition and facilities. Our Strategic Advisors to Government Executives (SAGE) network pairs former federal leaders with opportunities to share their expertise with current executives.

Interns will learn more about program 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 the key management, legal, and operational issues that the federal government is addressing and vital role that leaders play. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong attention to detail and time management skills.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This job operates in a professional office environment in Washington, DC and occasionally at local external venues. This position requires consistent use of office equipment such as computer, telephone, printer and scanner.

LOCATION

This is a DC-based, hybrid internship (mix of in-person and remote work). Per Partnership policy, all employees will be expected to work from the office a minimum of 2x per week.

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.

TRAVEL

If travel occurs, it is usually during the business day.

AAP/EEO STATEMENT

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 application for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability; or on any other basis prohibited by law.

VACCINATION POLICY

All Partnership employees, regardless of position or physical location, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as a condition of employment. For new employees, a simple unnotarized copy of the official vaccination card or a notarized COVID-19 Vaccination Form attesting to full vaccination must be provided to human resources within two weeks after the start date.

If you believe you qualify for an exception from the requirements of this policy, for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs, you must provide a letter (on letterhead) from your doctor or clergy to the Vice President of Human Resources. The Partnership will explore potential reasonable accommodations for you that would not cause undue hardship to the Partnership. However, such reasonable accommodations are not required and cannot be guaranteed.

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume with your application. Cover letters are not required but are encouraged.

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