Division of State Human Resources

Emerging Leaders Program

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) assists agencies in recruiting top talent and provides potential employees with a pathway to employment in State Government. This program is designed to attract employees to entry level positions (internships) who are interested in public service careers. 

This program includes a required internship and coursework designed to provide participants with an overview of state government, budgeting, procurement and human resources. Required coursework also includes classroom training on organizational behavior, the decision-making process and principles of leadership.

Participants will be given the opportunity to put what they learn into practice through a job experience rotation, in which participants will work within their agency on projects in a variety of functional roles.

Initial recruitment efforts related to ELP will be focused on positions that have been identified as hard to fill. For additional information please call the Division of State Human Resources at 803-896-5300.  

THE LANGUAGE USED IN THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT BETWEEN THE EMPLOYEE AND THE AGENCY. THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE ANY CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS OR ENTITLEMENTS. THE AGENCY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE THE CONTENT OF THIS DOCUMENT, IN WHOLE OR IN PART. NO PROMISES OR ASSURANCES, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL, WHICH ARE CONTRARY TO OR INCONSISTENT WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PARAGRAPH CREATE ANY CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.