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:


INITIAL CUT-OFF DATE IS:  18-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.


Assists with technical analyses related to Civil Works, Military and HTRW projects. Works under the supervision of the Branch Chief, Section Chief or senior technical staff to collect process and store data, produce report and design graphics, conduct routine analyses using standard methods and using commercial and Corps’ software products. Searches background material from ERDC and related agencies and companies in order to complete assigned tasks. Studies publications, manuals, regulations and similar references to become familiar with Corps of Engineers technical responsibilities in general, or as they apply to specific assignments. Compiles, tabulates, computes and analyzes data, surveys literature and prepares reports.  Assists in a variety of field work to collect data necessary to support detailed studies/designs. Understands basic surveying techniques and applies them to field activities. Calibrates equipment to ensure functionality. Records data on multiple platforms and formats.

Travel Required

  • Not Required