Job Overview


Become a part of a prestigious and elite Agency created by Congress in 1935, to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law for relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent Federal agency that has daily impact on the way America's companies and unions conduct business.

At the NLRB, you will become part of the team actively protecting democracy in the workplace. Individuals, unions, employers, and our country are hurt by unlawful labor practices. When unfair labor practices are filed, we respond with thorough investigation, careful examination of the law, impartial judgment, litigation and resolution.  You can make a difference at the NLRB.

This position is being filled as in Internship in the excepted service under the Pathways Program.  The Pathways Program is designed to provide developmental work opportunities that exposes an Intern to the work of NLRB through a Federal internship.  After successfully completing your education and meeting NLRB work requirements, you may be converted to a term, career, or career conditional appointment.

Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens. 

More than one selection may be made as a result of this Notice of Vacancy. 

LOCATIONS:  This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel, Division of Operations Management - Field, Region 2, New York, NY. 

AREA OF CONSIDERATION:  This announcement is restricted to individuals currently enrolled in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis AND currently residing OR currently attending school in the following state: New York 



Student Internship:

You will gain valuable professional, administrative, and/or technical on-the-job training and experience with the opportunity to explore future career possibilities with the NLRB.

The ideal candidate for this internship is an individual who has completed at least one year of study in a graduate level program in Industrial Relations or Public Administration.  The candidate will work with a senior Labor Management Relations Examiner as an observer on various types of cases for the purpose of acquiring first-hand knowledge of casehandling procedures and techniques.  Assignments may involve interviewing witnesses; preparing affidavits as to their testimony; drafting reports on investigations; preparing election agreements and/or stipulations and agreements for voluntary resolution of unfair labor practices; conducting elections; investigating challenged ballots; analyzing respondent's books, production records and cost statements; and making job analyses to resolve questions pertinent to determinations regarding the appropriateness of the unit.

Candidates will be considered on the basis of the applicability of their educational achievements to this specific NLRB position.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Must be willing to do some overnight travel.

Relocation Authorized

  • No