Key Aspects of the Internship Program:
· The Internship Program is for current students
· Students hired into this program will be known as "Interns."
· Provides high school, college (includes 4-year colleges/universities, community and junior colleges), professional, vocational, and trade school, advanced degree programs valuable experience in the Federal workforce.
· Paid Position
· May work on a part-time or full-time schedule
· May work on a temporary basis for up to one year or for an indefinite period
· Position should be related to the Intern's academic career goals or field of study.
· 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.
· Must be enrolled in an accredited education institution at least half-time and pursuing a degree or certificate.
· The minimum age allowed for Federal employment is 16.
· Annual and sick leave
· May be eligible for federal retirement system
· May be eligible for federal life and health insurance
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 be eligible for conversion, Interns must:
o Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program
o Complete their degree or certificate requirements
o Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted
o Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement, and
o Perform their job successfully.
· Agencies may waive up to 320 of the required 640 hours of work for Interns who demonstrate high potential as evidenced by outstanding academic achievement and exceptional job performance.
· In addition, students working in agencies through third-party intern providers may count up to 320 of the hours they work toward the 640 hour requirement.
· Time spent under previous Internship Program appointments may count towards required work experience hours.
How to Apply: