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    USDA is a great place to start or continue your career. USDA is ranked as one of the top 10 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" by the Partnership for Public Service. Rankings are based on employee feedback regarding satisfaction with their work experience.

    The Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a variety of qualifying educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore career paths related to their academic fields of study or career interests. 

    Interns may work flexible schedules with supervisor approval.

    Interns may be non-competitively converted to a term, career-conditional or career appointment within 120 days following successful completion of all education and work requirements in accordance with 5 CFR 362.204.
    Interns selected from this vacancy announcement may be eligible for conversion to a GS-0343-05/07/09/11/12/13 Management Analyst career ladder position depending on qualifications and the Agency's need.  

    An agency is not required to convert any individual in a Pathways position to a position in the competitive service, whether upon completion of degree requirements or otherwise. Conversion to a competitive service positions is not an entitlement.

    In addition to meeting the pathways requirements for conversion, an applicant converting to a Management Analyst, GS-0343-05/07/09/11/12/13 is required to also meet the basic requirement for the GS-0343 series. For more information on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standard for the GS-0343 series click: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp.

    The applicant must also be a U.S. citizen upon conversion.

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    Position is that of a Student Trainee who carries out increasingly complex responsibilities to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform a full range of assignments related to Rural Development programs and the role of Management Analyst.  Work schedule is flexible and can be negotiated to accommodate the Trainee's school obligations. 
    The Student Trainee will perform a variety of duties and activities related to Rural Development’s Management Analyst programs in Single-Family Housing.  Typical duties may include:

      • Establishing and maintaining a variety of office records and files;
      • Receives calls and visitors and based on knowledge of office functions refers to appropriate staff members;
      • Researches files and reference material for information needed by office personnel;
      • Utilizes personal computer, printers, scanners, etc. to perform office automation duties, which includes use of software packages, i.e. spreadsheets, word processing, electronic mail, calendar, power point, slideshows, access database, etc.;

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 Days

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Currently enrolled students or students accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution in a certificate, degree, or diploma program.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/505379500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.