Job Overview


About the Agency

GSA has been repeatedly named by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the 'Best Places to Work in the Federal Government'.

This position is in the Excepted Appointment and may be converted to a term or permanent position in the Competitive Service upon successful completion of educational requirements and management approval
(Full growth potential of this position is to the GS-12).

As a Student Trainee (Contracting), you will use a basic foundation of contracting knowledge to perform limited technical work of the organization.

This position is located in GSA, Public Buildings Service, Acquisition Management Division, Operations Branch B, 2PQBC.  This office is responsible for satisfying the acquisition needs of government agencies located in New York, New Jersey & Puerto Rico.

GSA offers its employees a wide range of benefits including:

  • Federal health insurance plans (choose from a wide range of plans)
  • Life insurance coverage with several options to choose from
  • Leave policies to help you take care of your personal, recreational, and health care needs
  • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Transit and child care subsidies
  • Training and development
This position is being announced under the Pathways Student Internship Program.  This program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed.  Additional information about the Internship Program can be found at


  • This is an Excepted Appointment, serving as a Student Trainee within the Pathways Internship program.
  • Performs constructive and challenging work assignments developed to equip the incumbent with the knowledge and skills needed at the full performance level.
  • Responsible for independently carrying out recurring work assignments of short duration in accordance with established methods, previous instructions, and accepted practices.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No