Job Overview


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
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Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Intern Program. 

The Department of the Army Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in the Department of Army and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed.  

The Department of the Army Pathways Interns may be converted to a permanent position within 120 days of successful completion of the program.

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Interns must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program
  • Complete their degree or certificate requirements
  • Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted
  • Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement, and;
  • Perform their job successfully as documented through performance evaluations and/or completion of an Individual Development Plan (IDP)

To learn more about the Pathways Internship Program, please visit:


St. Helena, NE (Gavins Point Project Office) located near Yankton, SD

INITIAL CUT-OFF DATE IS:  05-APR-2013  (After the initial cut-off date, referrals will be issued on an "as needed" basis.)


Who May Apply:

Department of the Army Internship Program Eligibles 

Positions are open to:

  • Current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.


These trainee positions are meant to provide experience and specialized training in the field of work related to the student's major field of study.  Students will utilize automation equipment and software to facilitate various administrative activities, assisting with the gathering, consolidating and/or summarizing of factual data for reports, studies and presentations and perform routine administrative functions, such as meeting coordination, document processing, requisitioning and receiving of supplies and equipment, and submitting maintenance work orders, etc. Duties include assisting with the documentation and follow-up of action items to assure the proper preparation and timely distribution of correspondence, meeting agendas, briefing slides and reports and receiving and delivering correspondence to appropriate persons based on addressee or on subject matter. Duties can include Responding to routine administrative and non-technical requests when possible as well as assuring proper establishment and maintenance of administrative files and records.  May be called upon to assists visitors and callers to the organization and respond to or direct visitors/callers inquiries concerning a variety of substantive administrative and/or technical issues by determining the nature of inquiry, and based on knowledge of the organization's activities and administrative requirements, refers visitor or caller to appropriate staff person or technical specialist. Inquires are generally from customers looking for specific individuals. May take messages and schedules appointments.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No