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Student Trainee (Administrative Support) (OA)

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Job Location

Herndon, VA, United States

Job Description

As a Pathways Intern, you will have an opportunity to explore the Department of the Interior's mission, responsibilities and role to our Nation. You will also learn about the Federal work environment and discover the opportunities available through Public Service. So come spend some time with our team as we fulfill our mission of "Protecting America's Great Outdoors and Powering our future".

Are you looking for a unique internship opportunity? The Department of the Interior protects and manages the Nation's natural resources and cultural heritage; provides scientific and other information about those resources; and honors its trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities. To find out more about the National Park Service visit:

Location: Herndon, Virginia, United States

Posted Date: 4/8/2021

Job Requirements

To be eligible for this internship all of the following requirements must be met: 1. You must be at least 16 years of age 2. You must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree or certificate program at a qualifying educational institution on a full or part-time basis. 3. If enrolled, you must be in good academic standing (At least a 2.0 GPA) 4. You must provide a transcript (official or unofficial) and proof of enrollment/acceptance. NOTE: You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your appointment under the Pathways Internship Program. GS-04 Qualification Requirements In addition, to qualify for the GS-04 grade level you must have completed two (2) full academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS AND CURRENT PROOF OF ENROLLMENT. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements for the position by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. You may be found "INELIGIBLE" if you do not possess the minimum requirements described above required for the position. If your application is incomplete, you will be deemed ineligible. This is an opportunity under the Internship Program component of the Pathways Program. The Internship Program provides students enrolled in qualifying educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while concurrently being enrolled. Veteran's Preference is applicable under the Pathways Program. The United States Department of the Interior will announce Pathways Internship opportunities multiple times per year, with regard to demand. To be considered for other Internship opportunities at the U.S. Department of the Interior, applicants must apply each time a new announcement is posted. The Work Schedule of the appointee will be based on availability, which in part will be influenced by the appointees' academic course load. Appointment types may vary from indefinite to temporary (generally, temporary appointments do not exceed one year, however the agency does reserve the right to extend temporary appointments beyond the not to exceed date of the initial appointment). Interns will be required to sign an agreement that outlines the parameters of the Internship Program during employment with the U.S. Department of the Interior. Additionally, in order to remain a part of the Internship Program Appointees must: Maintain a cumulative grade point average (G.P.A) of at least 2.0, whereby, the accredited educational institution must recognize the Appointee is in "Good Academic Standing", The Appointee must be enrolled at least on a half-time or full-time basis throughout their appointment. Please see the "Other Information" section of the vacancy announcement for information on conversion. Click for more information on Pathways program participation. The internship program allows for the agency to non-competitively convert an Intern who is a U.S. citizen to a term or permanent appointment in the competitive service once the Intern completes all requirements of the Internship Program (Please Note: Conversion is at the discretion of the agency). To be eligible for conversion, the Intern must have: 1) Completed at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program, except as provided in paragraphs (c) and (d) of 5 CFR 362.204 (Conversion to the competitive service) while enrolled as a full-time or part-time degree- or certificate-seeking student; 2) Completed a course of academic study, within the 120-day period preceding the appointment, at a qualifying educational institution conferring a diploma, certificate, or degree; 3) Received a favorable recommendation for appointment by an official of the agency or agencies in which the Intern served; (4) Met the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted; and 5) Met agency-specific requirements as specified in the agency's Participant Agreement with the Intern.

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April 8, 2021
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