Call to Serve Internship Program: George Washington University

The Call to Serve Internship program offers innovative, civic-minded undergraduate students at George Washington University the opportunity to experience federal service firsthand.

Selected students will spend the Summer 2020 term working in a federal agency on a variety of pressing topics and benefit from challenging work, a network of fellow interns, professional development opportunities, and a stipend of $5,000.

Participants will be selected based on demonstrated interest in public service, academic performance, and extracurricular involvement. All majors are welcome to apply.

The Call to Serve Internship is a program of the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that strives for a more effective government for the American people.

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Applications close March 6, 2020


Civic-minded undergraduate students at George Washington University


If you have any questions about your status or would like to learn more about this program, please contact Leia Washington at [email protected] or call (202) 775-9111.

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Fellowship Positions

Students selected for this program will be placed in a federal agency throughout the Summer 2020 term. Participating agencies include the following:

Positions in all agencies will be focused on innovative portfolios to further the agency’s mission.

Please see sample position summaries below to find out more about these internship positions.         

USAID Position Summary CMS Position Summary OPM Position Summary


Selection Process

Applications for the program will close on March 6, 2020. Eligible applicants will be scored on their commitment to public service, academic performance, and extracurricular involvement.

Selected finalists will be sent to participating federal agencies for interviews who will make final selections. The Partnership for Public Service team will communicate with applicants if they have been selected for the program prior to April 1, 2020.


Why should I join the Call to Serve Internship program?

If selected, students will receive:

  • Valuable work experience in the federal government
  • A network of fellow interns
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Stipend of $5,000

How long does the program last?

The program will last 10-12 weeks, depending on the agency placement. Orientation and other summer programming will begin following the end of George Washington University’s 2019-2020 academic year.

Are all positions located in the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area?

Yes. Although the location of the office may vary between downtown Washington DC and Woodlawn, MD – near Baltimore. The position summaries for the opportunities will specify the location for your information.

How much is the stipend?

Selected students will receive a stipend of $5,000 for the summer. Receipt of that funding is contingent upon successfully completing all requirements to commence the qualifying summer positions, including any necessary documentation or security clearance requirements.

Is housing provided?

No, students must secure their own housing for the summer. However, stipends may be used to cover the cost of housing.

Who is eligible to apply?

Eligible applicants must be U.S. Citizens who are currently enrolled in a GW undergraduate program at both the time of application and the time of the internship. Selected students will have a demonstrated interest in public service and overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students of all majors are welcome to apply.