Under President Obama’s leadership, the Federal Government has taken steps to help students and recent graduates join the Federal service. New opportunities will appear on USAJOBS as agencies post them. We encourage you to visit this site periodically, or set up a saved search.
The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates,
and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service. As a student or recent
graduate, you can begin your career in the Federal government by choosing the path that best describes you and where you are in your academics:
Internship Program: This program is for current students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to
graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school.
Additional information about the Internship Program.
Recent Graduates Program: This program is for individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or
programs and seek a dynamic, career development program with training and mentorship. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree
or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years to apply).
Additional information about the Recent Graduates Program.
Presidential Management Fellows Program: For more than three decades, the PMF Program has been the Federal government’s premier
leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. This program is now for individuals who have received a qualifying advanced degree within
the preceding two years. For complete program information, visit: www.pmf.gov.