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NIST Pathways Program

The Pathways Program offers clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provides meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service. For further details on the Pathways and other student programs at NIST, please see

Current ITL Pathways Vacancies

  • Student Trainee (Computer Science): ZP-1599-I/II (GS-1-10 Equivalent)
    • Click here to visit the vacancy announcement.
  • Student Trainee (IT Specialist): ZP–2299-I/II (GS-1-10 Equivalent)
    • Click here to visit the vacancy announcement.


Open to:

Appointment Type:  Internships – Not-to-exceed 1 year
Work Schedule:  Intermittent

ITL Pathways Program Contact:

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Information Technology Laboratory
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8900
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8900
Phone: (301) 975-2982
Fax: (301) 975-2378
Email:  itl-pathways [at] (itl-pathways[at]nist[dot]gov)

Created October 7, 2015, Updated September 13, 2023