You may only submit one internship application per term. Applicants submitting more than one application per term will not be considered.
If you have a strong interest in multiple teams, you may indicate your alternate team preferences later in the application. Please note that selecting multiple teams does not increase your likelihood of being selected for an internship.
The Partnership’s research team advises the federal government on topics such as customer experience, artificial intelligence, data, technology modernization, innovation, change management, recruiting and hiring talent, employee engagement, performance management, and presidential transition. The Research, Analysis and Evaluation team also oversees the Partnership’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning portfolio.
Research, Analysis and Evaluation interns will have the opportunity to work on research products, data analysis, and/or program evaluations. Interns may contribute to high-visibility reports, insightful issue briefs, and innovative research projects that aim to make the government more effective. One example is the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® Rankings. Additionally, interns may assist in evaluating the short-and long-term outcomes of the Partnership’s programs and support efforts to increase data-driven decision-making in federal government.
Interns’ specific responsibilities will include a combination of conducting background research, taking notes, attending and writing summaries of interviews with federal leaders and private sector experts, analyzing program data and/or responding to information requests. Many activities will revolve around preparing for and transcribing qualitative interviews. Research interns also may assist in planning and carrying out the logistics of roundtable discussions and public-facing report release events. Interns may also collect, analyze and present on quantitative and qualitative data and assist with survey design and management.
The ideal candidate will have some social science research experience, possess strong writing skills, and be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel. Experience with qualitative research as well as strong organization and time management skills are strongly preferred. Experience with Qualtrics is a plus. Candidates should be able to work independently as well as in a team setting.
This position typically reports to a manager or associate manager.
This job operates in a professional office environment in Washington, DC. This position requires consistent use of office equipment such as computer, telephone, printer and scanner. Please note that as a result of COVID-19, Partnership staff are currently working remotely.
EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
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 local and 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, age, national origin, veteran status, disability; or on any other basis prohibited by law.