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About Us

Government at Work: Brown Making the Difference is an initiative run by Brown's Taubman Center for Public Policy and Career Development Center, with support from the nonpartisan nonprofit Partnership for Public Service. This initiative is a branch of the PPS's nationwide Call to Serve campaign, which is coordinating with hundreds of colleges to make students aware of the federal government's rising human capital crisis and the careers and internships available within the hundreds of departments and offices of the executive branch.

Click on "PEOPLE" to the left to learn more about who's working on this project, and how you can be involved!

National Initiatives

The Partnership for Public Service

A Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to bringing the best and brightest Americans into careers in the public sector, the Partnership for Public Service was founded by Samuel J. Heyman, a veteran of the Kennedy Justice Department, in 2001. The Partnership intends to reestablish the federal government as an attractive employer for America's best and brightest, in response to what Heyman saw as a loss of prestige in government service. Learn more at

Call to Serve

The Partnership for Public Service's project was launched with help from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to reach out to college students across the nation and promote federal government service. This recruitment initiative was founded in 2005 at a handful of schools before spreading to more campuses — including Brown — in early 2008. You can learn more at

Brown's Affiliated Groups

The Taubman Center

The A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions was established at Brown in 1984 with a mission of engaging in teaching, research, and service focused on the areas of health care and social welfare policy, education policy, urban policy, law and criminal justice, and media and technology. The Center offers an undergraduate Public Policy and American Institutions concentration as well as master's degrees in Public Policy and in Public Affairs. Find out more at

The Career Development Center

Brown University's center for career and internship advice, guidance, and placement, the Career Development Center is located in the Hemisphere Building at 167 Angell Street. Students can make appointments or show up during walk-in hours for help in deciding on what to do after graduation — and how to get hired. The CDC's web site is