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New and Improved Guide to Internships and Fellowships in Government

“Let the public service be a proud and lively career. And let every man and woman who works in any area of our national government, in any branch, at any level, be able to say with pride and with honor in future years: ‘I served the United States government in that hour of our nation’s need’.”
-President John F. Kennedy

Are you looking for a unique work experience? Do you want to land an internship or fellowship and launch a career in public service?

If so, the Robertson Foundation for Government and GovLoop are pleased to present you with our updated 2014-2015 version of the “Guide to Internships and Fellowships in Government.”

Beginning a career in government is increasingly difficult in the current climate of tightening budgets and hiring freezes. But there is good news! This guide will help you identify where you want to go, and set a plan for getting there.

Within this guide, you will find tactics and professional insights from interviews and surveys of more than 40 career counselors, former interns and fellows, and program coordinators. Also included:

  • The benefits of government internships and fellowships
  • Six steps for identifying the right position for you
  • How to search for and identify internships and fellowships at the federal, state, and local levels
  • Advice on how to make the best out of your intern or fellow experience, and
  • A list of the top 50 internship and fellowships

Start reading to get first-hand knowledge of the best ways to establish yourself in government!


Robertson Foundation for Government: Helping government meet its talent needs by identifying, educating and motivating top U.S. graduate students to pursue federal government careers in foreign policy, national security and international affairs.

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