Federal Internships, Local Work at Government Week

poster of government career week events

Getting and internship or a job in federal or local government can seem daunting. Government Career Week focuses on bringing alumni and recruiters to campus who will help you find the right opportunities within government agencies and offices, how to apply for them, and make the most of them. Join us for any of these sessions to get started with a potential government career.

October 2, 5:00pm: Exploring Federal Government Careers Panel

Salon C, Charles Commons

Join panelists from:

  • National Institute of Health (NIH)-Byron Williams, Department of Homeland Security
  • Alum Stephanie Talton KSAS ’02, Chief of Staff-Office of Customs and Border Protection
  • Representative from FBI Intern Fellowship Program

for a discussion on what it takes to work for the federal government, inter-agency internship/employment opportunities, and what to expect in regards to the (often dreaded) application/clearance process. Food provided.

October 3, 4:30pm: CIA Simulation Event and Info Session

Salon A, Charles Commons

Come learn about the CIA and see if they are the right organization for you! This will be a great opportunity to both learn about the CIA and participate in an awesome simulation exercise with the Analytic, Clandestine, and Directorate of Operations Hiring Divisions.

The CIA is interested in connecting with students of many majors and fields of study, including but not limited to: science, engineering, economics, foreign languages, mathematics and computer specialist are but a few of the professionals continually in demand.

Please submit your resume to participate in the simulation exercises. Postings are here:



October 4, 12:00pm: Pathways to a Federal Career with the Partnership for Public Service

Sherwood Room, Levering Hall

Industry experts from the Partnership for Public Service share insights into the Pathways Internship Program, Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF), and their new Cybersecurity Fellowship.

The Pathways Programs and PMF are designed to streamline the hiring process and level the playing field for entry-level/advanced-degree applicants. The main tenet of these programs is the opportunity to be non-competitively converted to a full-time employee after successful completion of the program requirements.

Additionally, the Partnership for Public Service looks forward to launching their Cybersecurity Fellowship (and Hopkins is one of the first schools to hear about it)!

Lunch and learn with us. Desserts provided by the Career Center.

October 5, 12:00pm: Baltimore City Government Panel and Networking Lunch

Salon A, Charles Commons

Want to make a difference in the Baltimore area? Identify local volunteer, internship and employment opportunities to strengthen Baltimore communities (and your resume)! Panel discussion from 12:00-1:00 with networking to follow. Panelists to include:

  • Sarah Buzogany, the Baltimore Food Policy Initiative at the Planning Department
  • Mary Colleen Buettner, City Planner
  • Jana Goins, epidemiologist with Maternal and Child Health at the Health Department

Networking portion will include additional employers and alum of various government organizations.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Social Concern. Lunch to be provided.