Partnership staff volunteering on the National Mall


The Partnership for Public Service is a dynamic nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to revitalize the federal government by inspiring a new generation of Americans into federal service and by transforming the way government works.

Through a combination of cutting-edge research, innovative legislative initiatives, leadership training and campus-based outreach programs, the Partnership advocates reforms to build a more effective government for the American people. We believe that good organizations start with good people, and we strive for excellence in pursuit of our mission through the values that guide our work:

  • Passion for public service and our work toward a more effective government
  • People who promote a culture of learning, leadership, collaboration, inclusion and respect
  • Persistence to drive change, take strategic risks and deliver results
  • Promise to be trustworthy, nonpartisan and fiscally responsible

The Partnership strives to be 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.

Job Openings


The accountant will support the organizations accounting department through tasks such as billing, purchasing, general ledger management, account reconciliations, journal entry postings, financial reporting, budgeting and special projects.

Program Manager, Center for Government Leadership

As a program manager with the Center for Government Leadership team, you will support and manage leadership development programs tailored to specific agency needs. This position is ideal for someone who has a background in change management/organizational development, strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrated experience in relationship management, and is able to manage competing priorities.

Research Associate

The Partnership is seeking an entry-level researcher with a strong commitment to public service to help carry out a broad spectrum of research projects designed to improve the effectiveness of government and government management. The Research Associate will play a key role in producing and promoting a variety of research products, from issue briefs, literature reviews, and reports, to launch events, roundtables and symposia.

Senior Manager, Business Development

As a Senior Program Manager for Business Development, you will play a critical role in identifying, developing and growing the Partnership’s program reach, impact and revenue. Specifically, the senior program manager will be responsible for growing participation in the Excellence in Government (EIG) Fellows program as well as growing other programs and identifying new opportunities.


Health Insurance
The Partnership provides medical, dental, and vision coverage to its employees. The Partnerships pays 90% of the emplpoyee’s health care premium and also subsidizes a portion of the premium for child, spousal, or family coverage. Health care coverage begins from the date of hire.

Retirement Plan
The Partnership offers a 401(k) retirement plan with a 4% employer match.

Flexible Spending Account
Partnership employees have the option to participate in a flexible spending account (FSA) and set aside pre-tax funds for medical, transportation and dependent care expenses.

Annual Leave
Each full time employee is eligible to accrue 15 days of annual leave per year. After two years with the Partnership, employees accrue up to 17 days of annual leave per year.

Sick Leave
Each full time employee is eligible to accrue 10 sick leave days per year.

Administrative Leave
Administrative paid leave is provided, in addition to annual leave, and sick leave for such things as medical appointments, family emergencies or meeting repair or delivery persons at home.

Paid Holidays
The Partnership recognizes 11 paid holidays, including the day after Thanksgiving.

Life and Disability Insurance
The Partnership covers its employees with a life insurance policy that will pay an amount equal to an employee’s annual salary, up to $110,000, to designated beneficiaries. The Partnership also provides long and short-term disability insurance for employees.

Gym Subsidy 
The Partnership will subsidize 50% of the cost of the building’s gym membership.

One of the Best Nonprofits to Join

The Partnership is proud that its employees have rated it one of the top nonprofits in Washington, DC.

In 2014, The Washington Post named the Partnership as one of the “Top Workplaces for 2014,” based entirely on employee feedback gathered through the WorkplaceDynamics employee survey.

In 2013 and 2014, the Partnership also ranked 5th out of 50 top nonprofits in The NonProfit Times, the leading business publication for nonprofit management.

Information for Federal Jobseekers

The Partnership does not post federal job announcements, recruit for federal jobs, or accept or review federal applications.

If you are interested in learning more about working for the federal government or how to find and apply for federal jobs and interships, please visit our Go Government website.

If you are looking for a list of current job openings in the federal government, please visit the U.S. Office of Personnel’s USAJOBS website.

Contact Information

If you have specific questions not covered here, please contact:

Alicia Hilsher
HR Manager
(202) 775-9111

The Partnership for Public Service is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any application for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability; or on any other basis prohibited by law.