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Job Title:  Summer 2013 Software Engineer Internship
Department:  Executive Office Of The President
Agency:  Office of Administration
Job Announcement Number:  OA-SIP-SWAT-13

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$0.00 to $0.00 / Per Year
Monday, November 26, 2012 to Thursday, March 14, 2013
Part Time 20 hours - Other Student NTE 89 days
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
United States Citizens



Begin a challenging and exciting internship with the Executive Office of the President (EOP) providing support to the President of the United States. The EOP is comprised of The White House, Executive Residence, Office of the Vice President, Office of the United States Trade Representatives, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Office of the National Drug Control Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Administration, National Security Staff, Council on Environmental Quality, and Council of Economic Advisers. The EOP has responsibility for tasks ranging from communicating the President's message to the American people to promoting our trade interests abroad. To learn more about the Office of Administration please visit


The Office of Administration Student Internship Program (SIP) in the Executive Office of the President (EOP) is looking to recruit the nation's best and brightest software engineering students. Software Engineer Interns (SEIs) will work with the newly created SoftWare Automation and Technology (SWAT) Team and have tremendous impact throughout the EOP as they help transform computer usage and business processes. The Summer 2013 Unpaid Student Internship Program is available within the Office of Administration with an anticipated begin date of Monday, May 27, 2013 and end date of August 23, 2013. The intern positions will not last longer than a period of 89 days and interns are expected to work at least 20 hours per week. All intern positions are unpaid.




  • Must be a US citizen or national.
  • Registered with the Selective Service, if a male born after Dec. 1, 1959.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests.
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree seeking student.


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Software Engineer Interns (SEIs) will work with the newly created SoftWare Automation and Technology (SWAT) Team which is revolutionizing computer usage and business processes in the Executive Office of the President, including the White House. SEIs will have tremendous impact throughout the organization by providing expert software development and business process engineering services. It has been shown that relatively little software development up front can save many task hours in the future, while also increasing accuracy and reducing errors in data. Many repetitive and time-consuming tasks can often be automated. Software engineers are able to design data and format solutions to handle future needs and ever changing goals. SEIs will lend their expertise to Executive Office of the President offices and help them automate tasks, streamline business processes, and optimally format data for future use.



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MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants applying to participate in the Unpaid Student Internship Program must meet the following requirements:

1. Be a US Citizen.

2. At least 18 years of age.

3. Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student for the semester that includes or immediately follows the internship, taking at least a half-time academic course load in an accredited program.

4. Be in good academic standings. 


 Students enrolled in, but not limited to BS, MS, or PHD in computer science or a related field are encouraged to apply.


·          Following are a plus

·          Experience developing Microsoft Office (particularly Excel and Word) macros.

·    Experience developing QuickBase applications.

·          Experience creating Microsoft Access databases and interfaces.

·          Experience with SQL and database design.

·          Experience with any of the following languages/APIs.

o    JavaScript, PHP, C#, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, C/C++, Java

·          Experience writing COM add-ins (particularly for MS Office).

·          Experience administering Apache, IIS, MySQL, and MS SQL.

·          Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·          Project management experience.

·          Technical documentation/writing experience.



You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.


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Transportation subsidy benefits will be given to interns relying public transportation.


Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see


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To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM EDT on Thursday, March 14, 2013, which includes:
  1. Your Resume (maximum of 6 pages, additional pages will not be used in determining eligibility or qualification). Your resume must include the following:
  2. Beginning and ending dates for paid or non-paid work experience 
  3. Average number of hours worked per week
  4. Name, city, state, date of diploma, and/or major field of study for all high schools, colleges, or universities attended
  5. Type and year of all degrees received and/or total semester or quarterly credit hours completed
  6. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

Other supporting documents:

  1. Unofficial College transcript(s), 
  2. Include a description (250 words max) of the software development project you are most proud of and what your role was in the development.
  3. Have a maximum of  two recommendations sent to

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to submit your resume and supporting documents, as well as, complete the assessment questionnaire. To complete the assessment questionnaire, please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:

If you are unable to submit any of your documentation electronically, you may complete this cover page:, using the following Vacancy ID: 794525  and fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire: TAG:View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire:, and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


Refer to "How to Apply" section above.


EOP - OA Client Services
Phone: (202)395-1088
Agency Information:
Executive Office of the President
725 17th Street NW
Washington , DC


After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure your meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the information provided and may interview the best qualified applicants. After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within 3 weeks of the deadline.

You will be notified four times during the hiring process:

  1. Upon receipt of your application
  2. Upon minimum qualification determinations.
  3. After certificate is issued.
  4. After final selection is made.

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