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    *Only the first 200 applications for this position will be reviewed

    The Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) takes pride in the work it does to "Get Things Done for America" and appreciates the contributions its interns make to forward the mission of promoting national service every day. The agency understands how work experience gained through these experiences can shape future careers, and offers both paid and unpaid internships throughout the year at our headquarters in Washington, DC.

    We are now recruiting for Summer 2018 interns in Washington, DC.

    Anticipated internship dates are from June 11, 2018 - August 17, 2018, although dates are flexible depending on office needs and intern schedules.

    In the application questionnaire, applicants will have the opportunity to select their top three office preferences.

    Interns will be placed in one of the offices listed below.

    • Office of Information Technology
    • Office of Budget
    • Office of External Affairs
    • Office of Human Capital
    • Office of Procurement Services
    • Accounting & Financial Management Services
    • Office of Field Liaison (program office)
    • Americorps VISTA (program office)
    • SeniorCorps (program office)
    Interns will be paid $15.00 per hour which is equivalent to $30,305 per year.

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    The position of Program Support Assistant (Intern) provides administrative and technical support to programs and/or department staff.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Conducts research, analyzes data and information from a variety of sources, and communicates results orally and in writing
    • Prepares a variety of written documents such as meeting minutes, correspondence, research papers, reports, Power Point presentations, and other deliverables as needed
    • Researches and gathers documentation as requested
    • Establishes and maintains office records of various types
    • Purges and disposes of records and files in accordance with established procedures
    • Provides administrative support to the office and ongoing initiatives or projects
    • Inputs information, data, and records into databases
    • Collaborates with team members to support the business objectives of the office

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a United States Citizen
    • If you are selected for this position, you will be required to satisfactorily complete a background investigation.
    • Applicants must submit an unofficial transcript


    Required Qualifications
    Actively enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program in any field
    A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook)
    Ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously

    Preferred Qualifications
    Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical, interpersonal skills, time management and customer service skills
    Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, and strict confidentiality
    Critical thinking and problem solving skills
    Strong sense of self-direction and motivation
    Completion of a prior internship or general office experience


    • You must be actively enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program in any field with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
    • You must include a transcript that must show the name of the college or university, your name, the list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and the grade-point average

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

    Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."

    Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.

    Ethics Requirement: Our Agency is committed to the highest ethical standards and, as an employee you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes (18 U.S.C. 201-209) and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 C.F.R. part 2635). Additionally, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of your appointment date and on an annual basis thereafter.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application will be evaluated using the basic qualifications described above.

    Background checks and security clearance

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    Required Documents

    • Resume
    • Cover letter explaining interest in position and other value added information
    • Unofficial transcript (if not submitted, you will be eliminated from consideration)

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire, which is available to preview here https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10200062, along with submitting the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 05/06/2018.

    • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the Agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Agency contact information

    Marcia Gresham


    Corporation for National and Community Service
    250 E Street SW
    Office of Human Capital
    Washington, DC 20525
    Learn more about this agency

    We are the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency that helps millions of Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, we tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation.

    We invest in thousands of nonprofit and faith-based groups that are making a difference across the country. We are AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, and more. We serve, we build, and we make an impact that changes lives and communities.

    Employer of National Service

    As an Employer of National Service, CNCS is committed to providing job opportunities to national service participants. Accordingly, qualified AmeriCorps members (current and former), returned Peace Corps volunteers and other national service participants are encouraged to apply to our positions. National service is a cost-effective solution that taps the power of citizens to get things done. We multiply the impact of our investment by generating hundreds of millions of non-federal dollars, mobilizing millions of additional volunteers, and operating with a high degree of accountability and efficiency. Volunteering and national service are vital and cost-effective solutions to our nation's most-difficult challenges. CNCS stands ready to help Americans tackle these challenges and build a better future for our people, neighborhoods, and nation.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Corporation for National and Community Service, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.


    Next steps

    Once the occupational questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful, however, you must also include a resume and any other documents that are applicable to you under the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy announcement. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your status via email. Please be aware that emails could reside in your "junk," "bulk," or "spam" mail folder, depending on your filters. You will be notified of the final outcome.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/498073400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.