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    Departmental Offices is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated students to serve as non-paid student volunteers to assist in the performance of its mission. From May 20, 2019 - August 2, 2019, students will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the mission and the roles and responsibilities of the Department of the Treasury.

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    Departmental Offices is comprised of divisions headed by Assistant Secretaries and Under Secretaries who are primarily responsible for policy formulation and overall management of the Treasury Department. These offices include:

    • Executive Offices of the Secretary of the Treasury
    • Domestic Finance
    • Economic Policy
    • General Counsel
    • International Affairs
    • Legislative Affairs
    • Management/Chief Financial Officer
    • Public Affairs
    • Tax Policy
    • Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
    • Treasurer
    Students are required to select up to three program offices from the list above. For more information and detail descriptions, visit Treasury's website www.treasury.gov

    Students must possess a desire to learn about government and public policy and be skillful to perform a variety of tasks relating to activities in the areas of finance; federal regulation; domestic and international economic issues; legal and policy guidance; congressional relations, IT/IS inclined as well as possess the following qualities:
    • Ability to work well in a team environment.
    • Stong written and oral communication.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Powerpoint, Visio, etc.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to organize a variety of assignments simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0099 General Student Trainee

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen (proper documentation required)
    • Must be at least 16 years of age
    • Successfully complete Pre-Employment Background Investigation
    • Actively enrolled at least part-time in an accredited institution
    • Must be in good academic standing (2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale)

    To be eligible for this internship ALL of the following requirements MUST BE MET at the time of submission:

    1. Be a U.S. Citizen (Proper Documentation Required)
    2. Be at least 16 years of age
    3. Actively enrolled as a degree-seeking student at an accredited educational institution not less than half-time
    4. Be in good academic standing (At least a 2.0 GPA)
    5. Provide current transcript (unofficial is acceptable) Your application must show all requirements, including education and/or experience required for this position are met. You will be found "INELIGIBLE" if you do not possess the minimum requirements described above required for the position. If your application is incomplete, you will be deemed ineligible.


    To be considered for the Summer Student Volunteer Internship, you must apply via the on-line application.  
    Student must maintain student eligibility and enrollment before and throughout the duration of the internship.  (Be actively enrolled at an accredited institution not less than half-time).  Graduated students may not volunteer beyond his/her graduation date without proof of future enrollment in an accredited university.


    Additional information

    Student must maintain student eligibility and enrollment throughout the duration of the internship. (Be actively enrolled at least part-time at an accredited institution). Graduated students may not volunteer beyond his/her graduation date without proof of future enrollment in an accredited university.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, and if you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, to certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Successfully complete a background investigation.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application includes your:
    1. Resume; (Uploaded version preferred)
    2. Responses to the online questions; and
    3. Current Transcripts. (Unofficial is acceptable)
    4. Writing Sample. (Optional - May be requested during interview phase)
    Students must submit all required documentation during the application process to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    Please note that if you do not provide all required documentation, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position. All applications must include:
    1. Resume (Uploaded version preferred)
    2. Responses to Online Questions
    3. Current Transcript (Unofficial is Acceptable)

    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

    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday).  If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. 

    DO provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
    To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
    You will be re-directed to DO's CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents.  To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.

    To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, 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.

    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.

    If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.

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    Departmental Offices (DO)
    1500 Pennslyvania Avenue NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20220
    United States
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    Are you looking for a challenging internship to gain valuable work experience in public service? The 2019 Summer Student Volunteer Internship Program is designed to give students a unique opportunity to witness and contribute to the Department of the Treasury's vital mission of "managing the U.S. Government's finances effectively, promoting economic growth and stability, and ensuring the safety, soundness and security of the U.S. and international financial systems."Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow

    Next steps

    1. Login to your USAJOBS account, select the "Applications" section and click on the vacancy you would like to view and have already applied for.

    2. Under "application status," click "additional application information" and you will be taken to the CareerConnector website where you can check your application status.  The "additional application information" link may not be available if your application status says "Unavailable." This indicates that your application is not complete.

    If the "additional application information" link is not available and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and "Update Application" to be taken back to the CareerConnector portion of the application.

    Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement.  Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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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.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

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/520096300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.