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O’Brien Center for Career Development

Federal Employment

As our nation faces increasingly complex challenges, America needs the best and brightest working on its behalf. Two exciting programs are available to students and recent graduates interested in working for the federal government in one of its 367 agencies:  Pathways Program and the Partnership for Public Service. 

Federal Government Pathways Program

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 Pathways Program offer clear paths to federal internships and full time career opportunities for recent graduates, both provide meaningful training and career development opportunities.  As a student or recent graduate, you can begin your career in the federal government by choosing the path most appropriate for you and your goals. Learn about the Federal Government Pathways Programs by viewing this video:

Partnership for Public Service

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

Important Links for Opportunities in the Federal Government: