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    Please note that if you are a Fall 2020 graduate, you will not be eligible for this Internship opportunity unless you are enrolled at a qualifying educational institution seeking an additional degree (diploma, Certificate, degree program, etc.) or an advanced degree.  You also must submit proof of acceptance along with your current transcripts for consideration. 

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    This position is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Information Technology Fellowship Program (ITFP).  The ITFP is open to students currently enrolled in an Information Technology-related degree or Certificate program.     

    The ITFP is designed to provide students engaged in an Information Technology-related academic discipline an opportunity to share their insights and to explore links between academic preparation and real-work experiences.  The internship experience is individualized and tailored to needs of the appointing NOAA line/staff office.  

    Upon successful completion of the Pathways Internship Program and completion of their academic degree or Certificate program, individuals may be non-competitively converted to a term position or permanent position in the Competitive Service.   

    NOAA is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented students who are pursuing a degree or certificate program in an accredited educational institution for our Intern Program.  The NOAA Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking or Certificate program at least on a half-time basis. (Applicants who do not meet the definition of student by the closing date of the announcement will not be considered).  

    NOAA employs a full range of IT Specialist positions in a variety of specialties (Policy and Planning, Network Services, Enterprise Architecture, Data Management, Security, Internet, Systems Analysis, Systems Administration, Applications Software, Customer Support, Operating Systems, etc).

    This vacancy may be used to fill other Student Trainee (Information Technology), ZP-2299-1/2 positions throughout NOAA.  The position must be alike (e.g. within the same geographic locations, same grade/band and requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement). 

    *Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.  All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.

    *A one year trial period may be required.  

    *This position is not in the bargaining unit.

    *Tuition Reimbursement may be offered.


    The incumbent of this position is a participant in the Pathways Intern Program serving under an indefinite excepted appointment. Work assignments are clear cut, well planned, and are designed to prepare the employee to perform IT security work auxiliary to the organization. The incumbent independently plans and performs entry level, developmental assignments under periodic technical supervision. The work assigned may involve a variety of IT specialty areas.

    • Drafting procedures and supporting templates to help develop certifications and accreditations; performing research regarding compliance with standards, policies, and procedures to support accreditation decisions; applying established quality metrics to assess compliance with NOAA requirements.
    • Ensuring IT systems are running optimally and securely; and assisting higher-level specialists in more complex and intricate tasks.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    3 - Interns may be promoted when they meet the qualification requirements for the higher-graded positions. Promotions are not automatic nor guaranteed.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/587280000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.