Interview Logistics

**NOTE: First Round GPSI Interviews have been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. If you are interested in being considered for the GPSI program, the deadline for file completion is now May 1, 2020.**

Obtaining a GPSI is a competitive process. If selected, prospective interns are required to attend an in-person interview with the hiring agency.  We do not conduct any Skype or telephone interviews.

Participation in interviews will depend on successful submission of your application in accordance with our published deadlines.

After you complete your application, GPSI will review and notify you of your eligibility for interviews. If you are eligible, your application will be sent to the participating agencies for review for the current round of hiring. The agencies will then inform the GPSI office of who they want to interview and the GPSI office will notify applicants of any offers they may receive. All interview scheduling will be done by the GPSI office for First and Second Round. Interviews for Late, Spring, and Chicago Rounds will be scheduled by the hiring agencies.

GPSI Deadline and Interview Timeline

  Deadline Interviews Start Dates
First Round (postponed) March 15, 2020 April 16, 2020 (TRAC) August 16
Second Round (tentative) May 1, 2020 June 3, 2020 (STU) August 16
Chicago Round June 1, 2020 June 15-26, 2020* August 16
Late Round August 28, 2020 September 21-25, 2020 Oct 16/Nov 1
Spring Round November 15, 2020 December 7-11, 2020 Jan 16/Feb 1

LewisParishGPSIRwanda“I’m grateful for the experience gained while a GPSI intern at the University of Illinois Springfield.  As an intern at the Illinois Department of Public Health, I learned a lot about cooperation, organization dynamics & task management.  After graduation I moved to Washington DC & found work at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) supporting projects based in East Africa.  I feel that being a GPSI provided a solid foundation for my professional career. Recently, I traveled to Rwanda to support a conference studying the adherence to anti-retroviral therapy.  I’ve attached a photograph of the conference group.” (Front Row — Right)

Lewis Parish, Former GPSI Intern, Management Sciences for Health (MSH)