Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program – Summer 2024

Our nation’s current and future challenges make it imperative that government identify, recruit and retain the next generation of public servants.

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 implementation of paid internship programs that provide students with valuable work experience, an expanded professional network, and a better understanding of the importance and impact of public service.

Managed by the Partnership for Public Service, the Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program helps bring diverse young talent to government and offers students the opportunity to apply their educational training to work at a federal agency. Undergraduate, graduate and professional students from across all academic disciplines are welcome to apply.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens currently enrolled at an accredited educational institution in an undergraduate (current 2nd years/sophomores and above) or graduate program with a 2.5 GPA or above are eligible to apply. Students must be current second-year students/sophomores and above.

Summer 2024 Timeline

  • September 4: Applications for the spring 2024 cohort open.
  • November 24: All completed applications must be submitted.
  • January 15 – March 31st: Virtual interviews conducted.
  • January – May: Background check process begins.
  • TBD: Virtual Orientation.
  • June: Internship Begins.
By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach