Pathways to Public Service Program (PTPS)


In partnership with other HHS agencies, the Pathways to Public Service (PTPS) program’s mission is to develop a pipeline of diverse, qualified, highly motivated students to become the next generation of public servants providing effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services through internship and entry-level positions.


To deliver the PTPS mission, the program is focused on the following goals:

  • Inform students of the various career paths within HHS
  • Communicate information on the Federal Government’s Pathways Program
  • Educate students on the federal hiring process
  • Increase the applicant pool of students attending Minority Serving Institutions

Get Involved

HHS participates in outreach and public service events together with PTPS partners. Learn more and discover how you can get involved.

PTPS Partners

ONC works with government agencies and collegiate partners to advance our mission. See a full list of our partners.

Content last reviewed on April 4, 2022
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