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:


Pickstown, SD (Fort Randall Project Office)

INITIAL CUT-OFF DATE IS:  10-JUL-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 in the Local Commuting Area. Local Commuting Area is defined as the surrounding localities in which it can be reasonably expected to travel back and forth daily.

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.


Performs a variety of routine manual laboring tasks in connection with maintenance and repair of hydroelectric power plant, switchyard, and associated water control structures. Performs repetitive tasks such as cleaning equipment in preparation for painting, wiping oil and grease, carrying timbers/pipe/miscellaneous materials. Uses a variety of hand and simple power tools in performing simple maintenance or repair jobs.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No