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    Student Trainees (Program Assistant) work on the front-line supporting the National Science Foundation's efforts to promote and fund the best possible awards through grants, cooperative agreements, and other mechanisms. If you are customer oriented, enjoy working on a variety of automated systems, are organized, and have great communication skills, working as a Student Trainees (Program Assistant) is the right job for you!

    These positions may also be filled as Student Trainee (Administrative Support Assistant) as well.

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    As a Student Trainee (Program Assistant), you will:

    • Play a key role in the processes involved in all grants and cooperative agreements including soliciting and evaluating proposals, awarding funds, monitoring the status of grants and cooperative agreements, tracking budgets, and preparing a variety of reports.

    • Work with a variety of automated systems to enter information about grant proposals, to forward information to reviewers electronically, and to facilitate panel review meetings.

    • Coordinate the logistics for meetings and conferences of scientific panelists.

    • Provide administrative support to staff including handling travel arrangements; and assisting in the management of the DD and/or DDD’s calendar and scheduling of appointments; and participating in the planning/coordination of meetings, including making space reservations, etc.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Open to current NSF agency employees who are Pathways Interns ONLY, enrolled in a degree or certificate-seeking program taking at least a half-time course load. You also need to have at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

    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/507578200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.