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2024 Public Sector Summer Associate (Graduate Intern)

Location: Washington DC, DC, United States
Date Posted: Sep 7, 2023

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Public Sector Summer 2024 Associate (Graduate Intern)

A&M Public Sector Services

Only hiring into these locations - Washington DC or Seattle, Washington

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services, and Public Sector Services. With approximately 7,000 professionals based in locations across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, our firm excels in problem-solving and value creation. Drawing on a strong operational heritage and hands-on approach, our professionals work closely with organizations and stakeholders to help tackle complex business issues and maximize value.

Since 2003, Alvarez & Marsal Public Sector Services (PSS) has helped government, education, and non-profit clients identify new ways to overcome challenges and implement sustainable change — pioneering a progressive, pragmatic, and forward-looking approach based on our experience applying operational and financial improvement principles in the private sector to address the unique challenges facing public sector organizations. Working directly with leadership, PSS helps stabilize financial and operational performance by developing and implementing comprehensive efficiency, operational, and organizational improvements.

Our Public Sector professionals:

  • Improve public services, expanding and improving the constituent experience
  • Manage crises, stabilizing and transforming government agencies
  • Support financial management and innovation, enabling agencies to make critical investments
  • Identify and implement operational improvements, modernizing and streamlining operations
  • Guide transformation and innovation initiatives to unlock opportunities for improved constituent services at lower cost


A&M PSS is seeking full-time applicants for a Summer 2024 Summer Associate Program (Graduate Intern) based in Washington, DC and Seattle, WA.

  • Required: Currently working toward graduate degree with the intention to graduate Fall 2024 or Spring 2025; Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy preferred
  • 3+ years of total work experience; prior full-time or internship work experience in financial management, government operations, and/or consulting not required, but considered a plus
  • Demonstrates academic excellence
  • Demonstrated proficiency with most or all of the following:
    • Possess excellent research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
    • Extract useful information from large sets of unorganized or incomplete data
    • Communicate effectively in written and verbal form
    • Use Excel and other MS Office programs as the primary tool to perform analysis and present conclusions
    • Able to contextualize tasks within a baseline understanding of macro issues concerning K-12 education, higher education, workforce development, state & local governance, and/or health services.
    • Able to demonstrate thoughtfulness, objectivity, professionalism, and empathy in all aspects of work
    • Able to work independently, meet deadlines, and handle multiple tasks concurrently
    • Willing to travel up to 80%

The hourly range is $45.00 to $55.00 per hour, commensurate with experience.

A&M PSS does not hire individuals who require sponsorship (H1-B, J-1, O-1, etc.) now or in the future. In addition, as part of our application process you will be subject to a pre-employment and reference investigation.

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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