Job Overview


About the Agency

Our flexible work opportunities for students under the Pathways Program allow you to gather real professional experience and meaningful contacts as you begin your career. You will have the opportunity to see how both the federal government and our agency operate. Together, we ensure that the daily operations at NSF run smoothly and serve the needs of the science, engineering and education communities to produce results. Join us today! More about NSF. Positions under this vacancy announcement will be filled using hiring authorities under the Pathways Programs.
This is an opportunity under the Internship Program component of the Pathways Programs. Veteran’s Preference will be applied in filling these positions.

  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) posts announcements for opportunities in the Internship Program multiple times per year.
  • This vacancy will be used to select multiple students for positions at NSF.
  • Applications to this announcement become part of an active applicant pool and will be considered up to 120 days from the closing of this announcement.
  • When a hiring manager requests an intern, qualified candidates will be forwarded for consideration.
  • The hiring manager will contact directly candidates who have been selected for an interview.
  • If you are not selected for a position before the next Internship announcement is posted, your application becomes inactive.
  • To be considered for other Internship positions at NSF, candidates must reapply each time a new announcement is posted.
  • Eligible students must be currently enrolled at least half-time in an accredited academic institution and maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher.
  • Students can be hired for Internship positions at any time during the year.
  • Students typically work part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer, winter, and spring vacations.
  • Students will be on indefinite appointments during their period of eligibility under the Internship Program.
  • Interns will be required to sign an agreement that outlines the parameters of the Internship Program during employment with NSF.
  • The Internship Program allows students an opportunity to be converted non-competitively to a career-conditional or term position once the student completes all requirements of the Internship Program.
  • Noncompetitive conversion to a permanent or term position is not guaranteed. The Intern’s eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the agency will opt for conversion.


As a Student Trainee in the Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management (BFA) the incumbent will:

  • Participate in reviewing program recommendations and in negotiating, drafting and awarding grants, cooperative agreements and other agreements with Federal agencies for funding scientific research and other related activities, including research facilities. 
  • Utilize highly automated electronic and computer systems to review, process and generate certain data and documentation.  


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No