Job Title: Student Trainee (Public Affairs)-PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP PROGRAMJob Announcement Number: CPAD-2013-0011
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Friday, July 26, 2013 to
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
DC location. Relocation assistance will not be provided. -
This position is full-time; must be able to work 40 hours per week.
WHO MAY APPLY:
This internship is for those majoring in communications or related fields of study who have recently been accepted in or are currently enrolled at least half-time in a degree seeking program in an accredited college or university, graduate, or professional school. Half-time is typically 6 semester hours for undergraduates but may be determined by the school.
This position is located in the Communications and Public Affairs Department of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).
More than one selection may be made from this announcement. Relocation assistance is not available.
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has a distinguished and important mission in protecting America's pensions. At PBGC, you will use your education to help us protect the retirement income of nearly 44 million hardworking Americans. Our work is challenging, compelling, and important. Whatever your background or expertise, you will find working at PBGC rewarding because the work you perform will have a daily impact on the lives of relatives, friends and neighbors. It will be like no other career choice you have explored.
We are counting on bright, talented and dedicated individuals like you to achieve our goals. You will be both challenged and supported, so whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, consider PBGC and start making a difference today!. If you are interested in a challenging internship experience with great benefits, training, and strong growth potential, we strongly encourage you to apply for the Student Trainee (Public Affairs) Internship position today!
- You must be a U S citizen.
- You may undergo a personnel security background investigation.
- Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt
- Must sign a Pathways Agreement and provide official transcripts.
- Provide proof of acceptance/current enrollment in a qualifying institution.
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Student Trainee (Public Affairs) you will:
Perform a variety of tasks assigned to provide experience and exposure in the practical application of public affairs principles and news writing for various types of media. Assist with developing online content to be posted to the intranet for PBGC staff. Research articles, studies, reports, trends, and policy changes for internal and external audiences. Assist with assigned public affairs and communication strategies for social media and internet to convey conventional information about PBGC to interested parties in a manner that is easily understood, factually accurate, and consistent with the Corporation’s interests.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Applicants must have completed a master's degree or equivalent.
You will start at $51, 630 annually (GS 9) if you meet the following minimum qualification requirements:
Have and maintain a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.8 if undergraduate. Graduate students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. Education may be substituted for the following specialized experience; however such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS 7 grade level in the Federal service performing activities such as writing articles or news stories for internal or external newsletters and possess at least 2 graduate school courses in public relations; or possess a combination of the above education and experience.
NOTE: COMBINATION of EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level (GS 7) may be used.
You must remain enrolled at least half-time in order to continue to be eligible for the Pathways Internship Program.
You must be in good academic standing (you must not be on academic probation).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to determine whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements (i.e., education and/or specialized experience). This determination will be based on the information in your transcript(s) and/or resume. All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be referred to the hiring official for consideration.
How veterans’ preference is applied- All applicants who are eligible for veterans’ preference (based on the documents submitted) will receive preference over non-veterans. To preview questions please click here.