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Job Title:Student Volunteer

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Treasury, Departmental Offices

Job Announcement Number:2013-DO-VS-002

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, December 03, 2012 to Wednesday, March 06, 2013




10 Week - Summer Student Volunteer


few vacancies in the following location(s):
Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US
20220View Map


U.S. Citizen; No Prior Federal Experience Required


Are you looking for a challenging internship to gain valuable work experience in public service? The 2013 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."

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 28, 2013 through August 9, 2013, 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. We are located in the heart of Washington, D.C. with offices on 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue, next door to the White House, a few blocks from McPherson Square and Metro Center metro stations, and close to shops, museums, and restaurants.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Successfully complete Pre-Employmnet Background Investigation
  • Actively enrolled at least part-time in an accredited institution
  • Must be in good academic standing


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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 .

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 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.


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To be considered for the Summer Student Volunteer Internship, you must apply via the on-line application.  

Student must maintain student eligibility and enrollment throughout the duration of the internship.  (Be actively enrolled at an accredited institution).  Graduated students may not volunteer beyond his/her graduation date without proof of future enrollment in an accredited university.

To be eligible for this internship all of the following requirements must be met:


1. Be a U.S. Citizen 

2. Be at least 16 years of age

3. Actively enrolled as a part-time degree-seeking student at an accredited educational institution

4. Be in good academic standing (At least a 2.0 GPA)

5. Provide transcript (unofficial is acceptable) Your application must show that 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.


Your application includes your:

1. Resume;

2. Responses to the online questions; and

3. 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.


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• 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, if applicable.


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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., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

Treasury 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.

Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (
-We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. For more resume tips click here.
- You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

Step 2 - Apply Online
Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application
If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission
You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

Step 5 - Submit Required Documents
You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.

Document Upload:
You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:

1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or

2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.

In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.



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

2. Responses to Online Questions

3. Current Transcript (Unofficial is Acceptable)


Office of Human Resources
Phone: 202-927-4800
Fax: 202-622-0161
Agency Information:
Departmental Offices (DO)
1500 Pennslyvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
Fax: 202-622-0161


You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My USAJOBS" tab and clicking on "My Applications". Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. In addition, 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. Due to the high level of interest, we will not be able to respond to individual requests for information. All selected candidates will be notified on a rolling basis until the vacancy closes on March 1, 2013. After all application packages are received, we will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the information provided and may interview the best qualified applicant(s). After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within 45 days after the deadline for applications.

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