Job Overview


Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services secures America's promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system. Visit us at


This is a Student Internship opportunity under the Pathways Intern Program. This is a temporary, excepted service appointment. The incumbent may be converted, without a break in service to a term, career or career conditional appointment upon graduation and completion of program requirements.


Full time or part time schedules are available with this position.


Organizational Location: This position is located in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, New York Asylum Office, Queens, NY.

Relocation Expenses: USCIS will not pay your relocation expenses.

This position is in the bargaining unit.

This position is not considered "essential" for purposes of reporting to work when the facility might otherwise be closed.

Note: USCIS may fill one or more positions using this vacancy.




    As a Pathways Student Intern, you will:

  • Open, sort, and distribute incoming mail.
  • Process incoming documents, and manage and maintain files.
  • Prescreen applications for accuracy, schedule appointments, and manage correspondence.
  • Perform other complex office automation duties when assistance is needed.
  • Work at Check-in desk - check in individuals with appointments and provide general information.


Ideal candidates for these internships are individuals pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree programs in business administration or management, economics, public policy, political science, international relations or studies, accounting or financial management, information technology / information systems, human resources management, and pre-law and law. Candidates will be considered on the basis of the applicability of their education and experience to specific USCIS assignments .