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:

LOCATION:  Hot Springs, SD

INITIAL CUT-OFF DATE IS:  04-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 be involved with productive, hands-on job assignments as a Park Ranger.  Duties performed consist of a wide variety of routine, repetitive tasks that require the application of simple work procedures within any of the functional areas of Interpretation, Visitor Protection & Services or Resource Management. Applies the appropriate guidelines in the accomplishment of familiar tasks involving a variety of visitor oriented tasks to encourage the proper use and enjoyment of the park facilities or projects. Participates in the collection and recording of information on items such as water quality and sediment samples, vegetation, noxious weed infestation, wildlife and fish populations, and erosion control and site rehabilitation problems. Furnishes information to visiting public concerning rules and regulations pertaining to facilities usage such as camping, fishing, boating, hunting, etc. Such developmental assignments can include conducting scheduled and special patrols of land and water areas, checking usage and conditions of public use areas, commercial docks, group camps, and other recreation areas, including safety, fire, sanitation, and maintenance. Investigates and reports to supervisor any trespasses or other violations; describes extent of problems and reports names of witnesses and/or trespassers when possible.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No