NASPO currently partners with 17 Strategic Partners and 9 Academic Partners to form strong relationships with existing procurement organizations and continually elevate the public procurement profession.
NASPO’s Internship Program began in summer 2017 when NASPO gathered a group of CPOs and academic partners prior to the inaugural Academic Forum to discuss the possibility of a national internship program.
The program has grown considerably since it started, and now serves an essential role in generating interest in the public procurement profession.
Any student from NASPO’s academic partner schools or four-year university is eligible to apply for the NASPO-funded summer internship positions. Once participating states have job descriptions ready, they will be posted to each academic partner’s online recruiting site (Handshake, Simplicity, etc.).
Once a student applies via the online recruiting platform, the hiring manager for that state receives an email with the student’s resume.
The hiring manager and their team in each participating state are responsible for interviewing qualified students. Many states have done this via a video call or over the phone.
The internships span the duration of the summer, from anywhere between 10 and 16 weeks.
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