Public Service Internship Program

Employer Department of Transportation and the Department of Commerce
Location Washington, DC
Type Internship
Apply by January 31, 2022
Posted on January 4, 2022


With just under 7% of the full-time federal workforce under the age of 30, executive branch agencies are working to meet this need, prioritizing the design and imple- mentation of paid internship programs that provide students with valuable work ex- perience, an expanded professional network, and a better understanding of both the importance and impact of public service. These programs help college and graduate students—often facing an uncertain job market—apply their educational training to both short- and long-term federal opportunities and make a difference in society.

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 oftwo agencies. The programplacesstudents with critically needed skills into paid internships and aims to develop a diverse pool of young talent for these agencies

Program Benefits

Selected participants in the program will receive:

  • A 10-12 week summer internship with a federal agency to gain valuable work experience.
  • $4,000 per student to cover stipend and other expenses.
  • Professional development sessions, including orientation and networking events throughout the summer.

Program Eligibility

In order to apply to the program, candidates must be:

  • U.S. citizens at the time of application submission.
  • Currently enrolled at an accredited educational institution in an undergraduate or graduate pro- gram. Undergraduates must be current second-year students/sophomores and above.
  • Able to demonstrate “superior academic achievement” and have a GPA above 3.0.
  • Interested in at least one of the following career tracks:
    • »  Mission support (finance, HR, IT and other fields).
    • »  Government contracting and acquisitions.
    • »  STEM and innovation.
    • »  Public policy and administration.
    • »  Liberal arts (communications, arts, humanities, and social science).

Apply here.