Applied Management Professionals Program

Live, learn and gain professional experience in the nation’s capital!

AMP Program Mission

The AMP Program mission is to produce high-quality deliverables with sustainable results for our clients and provide tangible work experience to graduate students, while fostering enduring relationships between talented students and the government professionals they work with.

Apprenticeship for Graduate Students

M Powered Strategies® (MPS) offers graduate students an opportunity to tackle real consulting projects and experience life inside the Beltway.

During the 10-week program, Applied Management Professionals (AMPs) work alongside senior government executives to produce actionable deliverables on client contracts under the direction of an experienced M Powered Strategies Team Lead. AMPs are exposed to unique networking opportunities across federal agencies and receive one-on-one mentoring from an MPS employee. In addition to fulltime client work, AMPs work collaboratively on a corporate project while receiving foundational training in key skill areas of consulting.

This one-of-a-kind apprenticeship offers motivated students the experience they need to identify and pursue fulfilling careers within the U.S. Government.

Unparalleled Opportunities

  • Apply your academic knowledge to real-life challenges
  • Interact with senior managers and acquire experience as a valued consultant
  • Perform meaningful work and accomplish specific objectives as part of an integrated team
  • Advance your professional skills and build your management capabilities
  • Develop personal relationships in the Washington, DC area with government and industry professionals

Past Projects Include:

  • Budget and Onboarding Process Design
  • Business Process Design and Implementation
  • Communication Planning
  • Asset and Customer Account Management
  • Root Cause and Gap Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Policy Analysis
  • Performance Management
  • Program Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Technical Writing and Documentation
  • Special projects based on client need

We Help You Make the Most of Your Experience

Learn methodologies and tools for sophisticated project analysis. Participate in trainings on key consulting skill areas including business process design, project management and strategic planning.

Contribute to the corporate growth of a small business. Work on a project with your fellow AMPs to build a piece of the M Powered Strategies® corporate structure.

Cultivate lasting relationships. Learn from one-on-one mentorship and interact with the knowledgeable and friendly staff at M Powered Strategies®.

Network with today's leaders. Gain insight from executives, and build valuable relationships through our Executive Leadership Series.

Application Process and Eligibility

We select highly-motivated, talented Master’s students interested in a career in Public Service. U.S. citizenship is required. This is a full-time, paid position. To apply, email your cover letter and resume highlighting why you are a qualified candidate to Stephany Perez Cohen at

Candidates with questions should contact: Stephany Perez Cohen, AMP Program Coordinator  |