Job Overview


Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow.  DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve.  DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

This position is located in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), Region III, Human Resources Office (HRO), Philadelphia, Pa. The human Resources Office services approximately 1,870 employees dispersed throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The Human Resources Office provides a variety of administrative services to include Recruitment, position Management, Classification, Pay and Benefits, Background Investigation, etc.

This is a Schedule B Cooperative Education position. This position is responsible for performing developmental activities in support of a variety of human resources operational services in the assigned office. This position is in the Human Resources Pay, Benefits, and Continuous Learning section.

This is a temporary student internship appointment, not to exceed one year.   Appointee may become eligible for non-competitive conversion to a term or permanent position in the competitive service, at the agency's discretion.  

Appointee must sign a DOL Pathways Intern Program Participant Agreement.

The entire duration of the internship constitutes a trial period.

Appointee must be a U.S. citizen in order to be eligible for conversion to a permanent position in the competitive service upon completion of the internship.


Incumbent performs developmental work in support of services and products provided to customers in the area of retirements, benefits and processing of personnel actions.  Incumbent assists HR Consultants in the assigned division by scanning documents and inputting data in personnel systems. The incumbent also provides support in the coordination and planning of Diversity programs. Compiles data, prepares reports of findings, participates on diversity committees, etc.  Incumbent assists with the coordination of classes, classroom setup, reviewing class evaluations, etc., for Continuous Learning. Incumbent provides clerical and administrative support for the coordination and planning of the Department of Labor annual awards ceremony.  Incumbent processes personnel actions, inputs benefits data and runs routine reports in personnel systems.  Incumbent may participate on teams attending local job fairs, activities and presentations to promote the agency, USAJOBS and the Federal opportunities to varied groups.  Incumbent may receive other duties at this grade level as assigned.