Internship Spotlight: GSA Impact Fellowship in the Mid Atlantic Region

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Impact Fellowship is designed to provide advanced students with occupational experience related to their academic course study in the area of public service. Fellows will gain direct insight of federal, state and local government interaction as part of the Office of the Regional Administrator with GSA’s Mid Atlantic Region.

Fellows will directly participate in a variety of activities to support individual programs. Projects and activities may include, but are not limited to: participating in high-level interagency meetings; coordinating meetings with external stakeholders; communicating with governmental agencies at local, state and federal levels; researching policy related topics; creating and managing collaborative tools including using social media networks; updating contact database; planning educational and cultural forums; developing messaging on a variety of topics; and, administrating front desk duties as needed.

GSA is currently accepting applications for the select Fellowship positions to begin May 2014. Invited Fellows must be available for four months and able to commit a minimum of 15 hours per week (Mon.-Thurs.) GSA may provide an option to extend the term of this fellowship by an additional four months. As a volunteer/non-paid position, Fellows must consent to a security background investigation upon selection and abide by the program agreement. Eligibility:

  • At least half-time student in good standing at an accredited post secondary learning institution.
  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Bachelor’s degree candidates should be in their junior or senior year.
  • A student in a field of study that includes: public administration, business administration, communications, public policy, public relations and marketing, environmental management, journalism, law, literature, English, and IT.

GSA’s mission is to use expertise to provide innovative solutions for federal agency customers in support of their missions and to foster an effective, sustainable, and transparent government for the American people. In the cover letter, answer why you are interested in becoming a GSA Impact Fellow and describe a specific or recent situation that drew on your decision making, planning, and organizing skills. Please share the outcome or result of the situation. Submit resume and cover letter via e-mail to pedro.viera@gsa.gov no later than March 28, 2014. Please write “GSA Impact Fellowship” in the subject of the e-mail submission. GSA is an equal opportunity employer, providing programs and services in a fair and impartial manner. For more information about GSA, please visit http://www.gsa.gov

For additional information: http://www.gsa.gov

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