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Federal Employment

Partnership for Public Service

As our nation faces increasingly complex challenges, America needs the best and brightest working on its behalf. Merrimack College and the Partnership for Public Services have joined forces to become a Call to Serve Campus. The Call to Serve program and resources, developed in conjunction with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), are designed to tackle this pressing issue with a multi-faceted approach.

The Call to Serve initiative has two primary objectives:

  • Inspire and educate a new generation about federal service.
  • Improve agencies’ ability to recruit and hire the talent government needs.

Currently, the Call to Serve network consists of more than 720 schools and more than 75 federal agencies.

You may be asking what this means to the students? Where the Jobs Are (2011), a report published by the Partnership for Public Service, states that 193,000 federal jobs will be open in the next two year.  This partnership allows Merrimack students to become aware of the many opportunities of federal employment.  The federal government is the largest employer in Massachusetts, offering positions for every major and minor. The goal of this partnership is to educate students about the need for strong civil service and to provide key information about federal employment opportunities.

Some of the benefits of Federal Employment include: making a difference, getting help with student loan payoff, and in some cases traveling the world. Also available through this partnership is government internships; there are thousands of internships around the country available to current college students. The Red, White and Blue Jobs guide assists students in seeing all the opportunities available to them through the Partnership for Public Services.

For more information, video’s, and resources available regarding opportunities with the Federal Government, please visit the Making the Difference website for students.

Learn about the new Federal Government Pathways programs providing internships and full time opportunities for students and recent graduates by viewing this video: