Job Overview


About the Agency

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit for additional information.

This position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program. The Pathways Program allows students to gain paid work experience while pursuing a degree, diploma or certificate at a qualifying educational institution. At the Agency’s option, students hired under the Pathways Program may be extended beyond 09/30/2014 or non-competitively converted to a term, career, or career-conditional appointment. Under the Pathways Program, students who successfully complete all work, study, qualifications, and other eligibility requirements may be offered permanent positions with our Agency upon graduation. Eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the Agency will decide to opt for conversion. Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of FEMA.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

Salary rates as shown does not include locality pay. Specific rates will vary by location. Please click the following link to search for a specific location on the General Schedule Pay Scale:


In this position, you will provide routine general clerical support to the organization for which you are assigned. Typical assignments include:

  • Performing clerical support work by applying procedures and practices within established guidelines
  • Typing reports, maintaining files, arranging meetings and preparing travel requests and vouchers
  • Conducting research concerning the interpretation of a variety of rules and regulations
  • Receiving and directing telephone calls and visitors
  • Establishing, updating, and maintaining office records

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    Many vacancies in the following locations

    • Oakland, CA
    • Denver, CO
    • Washington DC, DC
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Chicago, IL
    • Boston, MA
    • Emmitsburg, MD
    • Hyattsville, MD
    • Kansas City, MO
    • Biloxi, MS
    • New York, NY
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Denton, TX
    • Arlington, VA
    • Round Hill, VA
    • Winchester, VA
    • Bothell, WA