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    The Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a qualifying educational program in an accredited institution, on a full or halftime basis with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Applicants must meet the definition of "student" in order to be considered for this opportunity.

    Internship appointments under the:

    • Internship Experience Program (IEP) are nontemporary and can last the duration of the student’s academic program.
    • Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP) are temporary appointments that allow for seasonal employment (during summers and holiday breaks from academic program) as well as year-round employment should their academic programs allow. These appointments are limited to a year or less with possibility for extensions in one-year increments.
    Appointment length will be determined at the time of selection. At the successful conclusion of the program, interns may be eligible for noncompetitive conversion to a Federal career or career-conditional position in the competitive service. Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules. Pathways candidates must meet the DOS qualification standards applicable to the position being filled.

    Telework Ineligible – This position is not eligible for telework.

    The following occupational series, grades, and internship programs will be avaiable for application at the in-person hiring fair:
    • GS-199-07/09 Foreign Affairs Officer (ITEP ONLY)
    • GS-299-05/07/09 Human Resources (IEP/ITEP)
    • GS-399-05/07/09 Program Analyst (IEP/ITEP)
    • GS-399-01/02/03/04/05/06/07 Office Automation/Clerical (IEP/ITEP)
    • GS-399-07/09 Government Information Specialist (IEP ONLY)
    • GS-899-05/07/09 Engineering (IEP/ITEP)
    • GS-899-03/04/05 Architect (IEP/ITEP)
    • GS-0999-07/09 Paralegal (IEP ONLY)
    • GS-1099-07 Public Affairs (ITEP ONLY)
    • GS-1099-05/07/09 Interior Design (IEP/ITEP)
    • GS-1199-03/04/05 Realty Specialist (IEP/ITEP)
    • GS-2299-05/07/09 IT Specialist (IEP/ITEP)

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    Duties will vary depending on the occupational series and grade level applied for at time of application submission. Sample duties below are listed at the GS-09 grade level:

    • Foreign Affairs- Collects relevant foreign affairs data and applies established evaluative methods to identify trends and draw conclusions for further analysis by higher-graded staff.
    • HR Specialist-Applies fundamental HR laws, principles, systems, policies, methods, and practices; as well as accepted interviewing, analytical, and research techniques sufficient to conduct fact-finding and recommend solutions to moderately difficult but well0precedented issues.
    • Program Analyst-Assists with designing, implementing and evaluating mission-specific and Bureau-wide efforts related to operating and mission critical programs.
    • Office Automation/ Clerical-Performs office automation duties using such software applications as electronic mail, desktop publishing, calendar, spreadsheet, database, and/or graphics, to track correspondence. Performs electronic filing maintenance work including: updating and maintaining computer files and inventory; making backup copies; establishing and maintaining a uniform identification and archive library system; updating and maintaining all manuals, reference books, and operating handbooks, and guidelines; maintaining appointments, calendars, schedules; schedules appointments, coordinates meetings, and/or schedules conferences.
    • Government Information Specialist- Assists higher-level Government Information Specialist in coordinating FOIA requests for information and in providing advice and guidance to management, staff and the public regarding disclosure of Departmental records under the Act.
    • Engineering-Performs and interprets calculations, analyses, and computations for unknown factors or relations primarily in matter of a factual nature. Applies professional knowledge of engineering theories, concepts and principles, and methods sufficient to work on moderately complex assignments.
    • Architect- Provides basic architectural/master planning advice and assistance to senior planners during the planning phase of Master and Site Acquisition studies.
    • Public Affairs-Assists the office with a variety of tasks to support our missions' programs such as: participating in special research projects; replying to public inquiries; assisting in preparation of briefing material for upcoming meetings; and attending meetings/conferences and providing written summaries.
    • Interior Design- Analyzes design-related requirements related to furniture industry products and standards- fire and life safety issues; ergonomic and Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, environment studies and production/documentation techniques.
    • Realty-Interacting with others: Contacts technical personnel to resolve questions of applicability of specifications, terms, or other routine items; Meets with commercial representatives to discuss procurement needs, quality of items or services, current market prices, or delivery schedules.
    • IT Specialist- Applies a standardized body of information technology (IT) principles, processes, and operation to perform moderately complex assignment in the assigned speciality area(s).
    • Paralegal- Analyzes both issues of fact and issues of law in order to prepare digests of case decisions, evaluate the applicability of precedents, or to draft briefs, other litigation papers, advisory opinions, or findings; analyzes and evaluates case files against case litigation standards.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Students who are U.S. Citizens accepted for enrollment during the current or next upcoming semester in a degree-seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis with a projected graduation date on or after Fall 2016.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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    0099 General Student Trainee

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422618800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.