Job Overview


Over the past century, radio and wireless systems and telecommunications networks have become essential to life itself. The Institute for Telecommunications Sciences  is a national leader in radio science and telecommunications systems. Become part of a team that solves telecommunications challenges for federal and state agencies and provides the nation with scientific information to thrive in an ever-changing world.

The Department of Commerce is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join our Pathways-Internship Program (IP). The Pathways Internship Program (IP) targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc,) in a accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full time basis. (Applicant who do not meet the definitional of "student", will not be considered.) Internship can be seasonal (spring, summer, fall) or year round. At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a Federal career-conditional position. Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules. The Pathways Internship Program (IP) replaces STEP/SCEP.

Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.

Cumulative GPA of 2.9 must maintain at least a 2.9 GPA throughout the entire internship appointment.


Provides standardized technical support in the development of equipment, software, standards, or data under general technical guidance on all phases of work adjusting and using technical equipment and instruments, selecting and applying software, evaluating and analyzing data, or adapting and carrying out established tests or calculations, and recording and disseminating results.