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This is a DC -based hybrid position. Interns must reside and have a permanent address in the Washington Metropolitan Region for the duration of their internship. ORGANIZATION The Partnership for Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a big mission: we’re working to ensure the federal government is dynamic, innovative and that it effectively serves the American people. We’ve got a great team that helps make it happen. 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. Are you ready to join our team?   


The Partnership’s communication efforts are designed to change public perceptions , educate the public about the need for a high-performing government and help connect citizens to their government. In addition, the Communications team ensures that Partnership programs and activities are heard, understood and actionable.

Communications interns are integral communications team members who assist with writing, editing, and brainstorming new ideas . Our interns generate the Partnership’s weekly newsletter; help the team plan and execute events from start to finish including the Partnership’s annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals; manage the Partnership’s social media outreach including Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn; support media relations efforts; work with our creative team to produce high-quality graphics, photos, and videos; and assist with our email marketing, event invitations and constituent database. This is a terrific opportunity for individuals who are interested or have experience in communications, marketin g or event planning.

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, a team player and has excellent writing, organization and public speaking skills. Interns will have the opportunity to develop experience representing the Partnership to the public. Interns also gain experience using CRM and email marketing systems, web and graphic design programs, media monitoring tools and other highly marketable skills for communications professionals.


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.


Full-time interns will receive $1,500 per month. Part-time intern compensation will be pro-rated accordingly.


This is a DC-based hybrid position. Interns must reside and have a permanent address in the Washington Metropolitan Region for the duration of their internship . Per Partnership policy, all full-time employees will be expected to work from the office a minimum of 2x per week.


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.


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


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 applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, caste, national origin, citizenship, immigration status, veteran status, disability; or on any other basis prohibited by law.

Application Instructions

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

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