Internship USAJOBS Internship Program
The Internship Program replaces the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). This Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service. Additional information about the Internship Program can be found at USAJOBS (external link). Here are some key provisions of the Internship Program.
- Current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.
- The Internship Program is primarily administered by each hiring agency.
- Agencies may hire Interns on a temporary basis for up to one year for an initial period, or for an indefinite period, to complete the educational requirement.
- Interns may work either part- or full-time.
- Each agency must sign a Participant Agreement with the Intern that sets forth the expectations for the internship.
- Intern’s job will be related to the Intern’s academic career goals or field of study.
- Agencies provide OPM with information regarding their internship opportunities and post information publicly on USAJOBS (external link) about how to apply for specific positions.
How to Apply
Visit the usajobs.gov website to search for internship positions and follow the directions to apply online. There may be job opportunities throughout the year and for summer-only positions.