Step 1: Create a USAJOBS account (if you do not already have one) at www.usajobs.gov.
Step 2: Create a resume using the USAJOBS resume builder or upload a resume into your USAJOBS account. Ensure that your resume demonstrates your education, experience, training, and accomplishments as it relates to the qualifications for this position and substantiates your responses to the occupational questionnaire.
Step 3: Upload any required documents into your USAJOBS account (must be less than 3MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX)).
Step 4: Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire and attach any required documents. Verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the agency's hiring system. You will have the opportunity to upload any additional required documents in the agency's hiring system. Click “Finish” to submit your application.
NOTE: You may update your application or required documents at any time while the announcement is open by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking on "Application Status," clicking on the position title, clicking "Update Application,” and following the prompts.
In order to receive consideration for this position, you must submit your complete application, including all required documents, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of the vacancy announcement. We will not accept any required documentation after the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
If you are tentatively selected for an internship, you will be subject to a background investigation/fingerprint check, and you will also be required to provide the requested documentation listed below:
U.S. Department of Education Student Volunteer Agreement
PDF (1.1MB) | PDF, printed version (24KB)
U.S. Office of Personnel Management Declaration for Federal Employment (OF306)
Please follow this link to the Office of Personnel Management website to fill out the Declaration for Federal Employment form.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Employment Eligibility Form (I-9)
A list of acceptable documents to bring your first day of employment can be found here under Instructions for Form I-9 (specifically pages 8-11).
U.S. Department of Education Emergency Contact form [PDF, 69KB]
U.S. Department of Education Cyber security awareness training [PDF, 1.5MB]
U.S. Office of Personnel Management Fair Credit Release form
Please follow this link to the Drug Enforcement Agencies website to download and complete the Fair Credit Release form here.
Transcript or school schedule.
Letter of Recommendation from your school (optional).