To qualify, you must meet the qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
To qualify for this position at the GS-04 level, you must possess the following:
To qualify for this position at the GS-05 level, you must possess the following:
- Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree.
In addition, applicants who have an interest in government, technology, and/or computer science and strong written and oral communication skills are highly desired.
- Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree. If graduation from an undergraduate program is expected by Spring 2014, applicants must be accepted for enrollment to a graduate program and able to provide verification of this acceptance.
Fellowship Program Requirements:
- Must be enrolled or accepted as a degree-seeking student.
- Must be enrolled or have been accepted for enrollment in an accredited school.
- Must be taking at least half-time academic course load.
To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled at least a half-time basis in an accredited 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. Certificate programs are defined as post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.Must maintain student eligibility and enrollment for the duration of the fellowship. If graduation from an undergraduate program is expected by Spring 2014, must be accepted for enrollment to a graduate program and able to provide verification of this acceptance.
Veterans' preference applies in the hiring process. In order to receive preference in hiring, you must clearly identify your claim for veterans' preference when you apply.
Unofficial transcripts will be accepted as part of your application package, however, if selected official
transcripts must be submitted prior to establishing a start date.
All applications must be received on-line via www.usajobs.gov
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.
Qualified applicants eligible for veteran's preference will be referred and considered ahead of non-veterans. Veterans' Preference: Preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more (CPS, CP) are placed at the top of the referral list. XP and TP preference eligibles are placed above non-preference eligibles. For more information on entitlement go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
You must maintain good academic standing, as defined by your school, generally at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) for undergraduate programs (cumulative; no rounding) and a 3.0 GPA for advanced degree programs.
You must submit with your application a current academic transcript and/or other official documentation from your academic institution demonstrating your eligibility for appointment.
You must maintain student eligibility and enrollment for the duration of the internship. If you cannot, you are ineligible for this program. Please review the "QUALIFICATION REQUIRED" section of this vacancy announcement to ensure that you qualify for this internship.
In addition, the following documents are required:
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- Cover Letter: Essay should be between 300-500 words in length explaining how this fellowship will complement your academic experience/goals.
- Current Resume
- Two letters of Recommendation