Department of the Interior; Washington, D.C.

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.

Eligibility
•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.

Program Administration
•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 will have to provide OPM with information regarding their internship opportunities and post information publicly about how to apply for specific positions.
Program Completion and Conversion

Interns may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within 120 days of successful completion of the program.

To look for available opportunities, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads 

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