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Our Fellowships and Internships

IPA Talent Exchange Program

Intergovernmental Personnel Act, or IPA, placements help agencies fill talent gaps. Under this program, participating agencies submit position descriptions for IPA assignments while the Partnership identifies potential candidates and matches them to agency needs. After the agency confirms the candidate match, the Partnership will work directly with IPA assignees to prepare them for the federal workforce.
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Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program – Summer 2024

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 of the Department of Transportation and the Department of Commerce. The program places students with critically needed skills into paid internships and aims to develop a diverse pool of young talent for these agencies.
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