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Are you in DC this summer? Register for 2 professional development workshops to help you succeed in govt work!

Your Path to Public Service and Beyond

Take advantage of these two offerings hosted by the Partnership for Public Service and George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.  You can register for one or both sessions on July 28 and August 4.

The workshop series teaches you vital skills needed to get the most out of their current internship and prepares you for a successful career in government.

The two-part workshop series is designed for students interested in legislative affairs, communications, public affairs or related fields.

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

Your Personal Brand and Mission
July 28, 5-7 p.m., at the Partnership for Public Service

Identify your values and understand how they align with broader agency mission.  Get effective tips on how to build your personal leadership brand

Panelists:

Ashwani Jain, Associate Director of External Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Carmen Hills, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State
Susanna B. Marking, Acting Chief of Public Affairs, Federal Protective Service, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Register here to attend.

 

Building Your Network
August 4, 5-7 p.m., at George Washington University campus

Learn tips for effective networking
Identify key skills and how to apply them to future career opportunities
Put your skills to practice at the networking reception following the workshop

Register here to attend.

Virtual Internship at the State Department

Check out this great program!

The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is a nine-month, unpaid e-Internship. VSFS virtually connects U.S. citizen college students with agencies across the federal government and U.S. diplomatic posts overseas to engage in digital diplomacy.  Because these eInternships are virtual, students can have a flexible virtual work schedule during the academic year, allowing both academic and e-Internship goals to be met.

The State Department is looking to American college students to help the U.S. Government across every aspect of its unclassified efforts. VSFS e-Interns will increase the digital capacity of those federal agencies participating, whether technically, artistically or via increased communication. e-Interns will have the opportunity to connect with each other and work collaboratively with e-Interns across the country.

The Department of State and the Bureau of Information Resource Management’s Office of e-Diplomacy encourage college and graduate students from all majors and backgrounds to apply to the VSFS eInternship program.

Deadline to apply is July 26.  Application details herehttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/471416100

 

Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Internship Program

Recent grads and/or super senior Febs looking for a Fall or Spring internship? Use your STEM skills to help shape policy in the nation’s capital! Apply for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy internship program:

Serving as an OSTP Intern provides a unique opportunity to work closely with senior White House officials and science and technology (S&T) policy analysts in OSTP’s policy division (Policy internship) or on OSTP’s legal team (Legal internship).

Applicants are encouraged to apply for one of three terms (Fall, Spring, or Summer), each term lasting no more than 90 days.

Policy Internships
OSTP supports and coordinates the Administration’s Science and Technology priorities. Ideal Policy intern candidates have a passion for science and technology, possess strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work well on short deadlines while handling several projects, and a willingness to support outreach events and communications. A degree in engineering or science is preferred.

Legal Internships
Law students who would like to apply for this program have a unique opportunity to gather insights into the practice of law at the highest levels of the United States Government. Prior OSTP Interns have worked on a wide range of challenging substantive matters, including employment, appropriations, fiscal law, government contracts, ethics, information disclosure, international agreements, litigation, and pending legislation. OSTP’s “small firm” environment provides law students with the opportunity to work closely with senior attorneys, gain practical legal experience, and network with other emerging members of the legal profession. Interns work under the supervision of OSTP’s General Counsel and other supervising attorneys. Students in law school and LLM programs are encouraged to apply for legal internships using the “Legal” application. Legal interns gain diverse experience working on federal legal issues with government attorneys who support policy advisors.

Learn more on their website here.