Paid Fall 2015 Internships in Washington DC

Kim Petrie
June 19, 2015

Note from the BRET Office of Career Development: If you are currently enrolled as a Vanderbilt PhD student or postdoctoral fellow (within 2 years of graduation) and you wish to pursue this internship opportunity, there are travel scholarships available through the ASPIRE program to help defray the costs associated with travel and lodging. Please visit the ASPIRE website for complete information and eligibility requirements.



The Public Service Fellows Program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills.

Fellows are assigned substantive and meaningful work to support our wide variety of programs, events and projects to help revitalize the federal government. True to the Partnership’s emphasis on people, the fellows program incorporates opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings specifically geared toward students and young professionals. We also strive to ensure a quality experience in terms of work and personal relationships throughout the fellowship term. Full-time fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree receive a stipend of $1000 per month.

Who Should Apply

The Partnership strives to be 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. We seek extraordinary undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates with:

A commitment to public service
Strong written and oral communication
Analytical thinking
An ability to work well in teams

There is no single academic major or background we prefer over another—if you share our passion and are committed to developing your skills while gaining valuable experience, we want to hear from you!

The application for the Fall 2015 term closes on Friday, July 10. Apply today!