Partnership for Public Service

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Great Experience for rising Seniors or Recent Graduates

Former Employee - Fellow  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Fellow in Washington, DC

I worked at Partnership for Public Service as an intern

Pros

- High level of responsibility in the Fellows program
- Interactions with employees at all levels
- Interesting, dynamic, and exciting place to work

Cons

- Honestly can't think of any

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    Nurturing environment with ample opportunity for networking and growth, in and outside the company.

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    Former Employee - Fellow  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Fellow in Washington, DC

    I worked at Partnership for Public Service

    Pros

    The people are awesome and passionate about what they do. It's fulfilling work. The organization is dynamic and mission-focused. The atmosphere is positive and feedback is open, welcome and constructive. There's so much going on in so many different areas, you could never learn it all and you can never be bored or not have something to do!

    Cons

    It can be long hours when deadlines or events approach. Because it's non-profit, the compensation isn't as good as in for-profit, but that's to be expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to communicate and listen to your employees, whether or not they have all the information, they are invested in the success of the organization as you are and will be even more so the more involved they feel you're allowing them to be.

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    Excellent internship experience in a very positive work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Public Service Fellow (Intern)  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Public Service Fellow (Intern) in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Partnership for Public Service

    Pros

    The Partnership is listed in the Washington Monthly's annual "Great Places to Work" rankings, and it's easy to see why. One of their missions is to improve the federal workplace, so they try very hard to lead by example. Some key points that are particularly relevant for Fellows (the Partnership's term for interns):
    -The culture: it's a small nonprofit and there is very little pretension; everyone is on a first name basis with everyone else, even the VPs and the President/CEO, and the Partnership is very good about work/life balance
    -Substantive work: Fellows are given a wide variety of challenging and substantive assignments
    -Professional development opportunities: the Fellows program coordinators do a very good job of putting together activities such as brown bag lunches with organizational leaders and professional skills trainings (public speaking, interviewing, resume writing, etc.)
    -Networking opportunities: there are a lot of very interesting people on staff, and thanks to the small size and informal culture it is very easy to approach any of them to ask for career advice or help

    Overall, my time at the Partnership constituted by far my most positive internship experience.

    Cons

    The only real downside is the low compensation ($800/month for undergraduate Fellows and $1000/month for Fellows with a bachelor's degree). Of course, most DC internships are completely unpaid, so I can't really complain too much about this; something is better than nothing, and $800 or $1000 per month is usually enough to at least pay the rent.

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