2023 Summer Research and Analysis 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

The Partnership’s research team advises government on topics such as customer experience, data, recruiting and hiring talent, innovation, employee engagement, generational interest in government, performance management and presidential transition. The Research, Analysis and Evaluation team also oversees the Partnership’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning portfolio.

Research, Analysis and Evaluation interns will have the opportunity to grow qualitative research skills by working on high-visibility reports, insightful issue briefs and innovative research projects that aim to make the government more effective. Examples include the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® Rankings and the Customer Experience Profiles. Additionally, interns may assist in evaluating the short-and long-term outcomes of the Partnership’s programs and support efforts to modernize technology in government.

Interns’ specific responsibilities will include a combination of conducting background research for literature reviews, scheduling interviews and roundtables, taking notes, attending and writing summaries of interviews with federal leaders and private sector experts. Many activities will revolve around preparing for and transcribing qualitative interviews. Research interns also may assist in planning and carrying out the coordination of roundtable discussions and public-facing report release events. Interns may also assist with survey design and qualitative and quantitative data collection.

The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for public service, an interest in social science research and event planning, possess strong writing skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.

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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