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    This vacancy announcement will be open from 02/27/2017 to 03/03/2017. Only the first 100 applicants will be considered. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions are met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.

    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 half-time 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 non-temporary and can last the duration of the student’s academic program. This will be determined at the time of selection. At the successful conclusion of the program, interns may be eligible for non-competitive 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. All applicants must meet the qualifications by the closing date of this announcement.

    • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 at time of application and must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA throughout the entire Pathways Internship appointment;
    • Degree does not have to be related to the position/series; however to be eligible, candidate must meet the OPM qualification standards for the position to which the Intern may be converted.
    Student means an individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93-842. Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirements are met. An individual who needs to complete less than the equivalent of half an academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this Program.

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    Policy and Planning Division (DS/MGT/PPD)

    The Policy and Planning Division (DS/MGT/PPD) will endeavor to be the creative and professional force for effective engagement in an increasingly demanding and dynamic security environment through exemplary customer service, transparency, accountability, follow-through in communication and commitment to continuous improvement. Policy and Planning endeavors to create productive relationships with oversight bodies in the coordination and development of policy and strategic planning and implementation of evaluation and monitoring, and will be the hallmark for all other similar endeavors.

    The incumbent receives structured work assignments and career-related training designed to provide productive work experience to the student; and to provide a pathway to a future career in federal service. Assignments of this position include:

    As an intermediate-level trainee, applies considerable knowledge of operating programs and objectives to gather and analyze various program and resource data and advise management on a broad range of projects and mission areas, including planning, resource utilization, and achievement o-Deprogram objectives and milestones.

    Participates in the analysis, formulation, and development of ideas, concepts, and methodology for new or revised policies, procedures, and systems for designing, implementing, and evaluating mission-specific or Bureau-wide efforts related to critical mission areas and operating programs. The incumbent does not exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to Program Analyst matters of significance.

    Travel Required

    Not 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 2018.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/464720800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.