Program Length:  Varies based on the internship and department you select.

Location: In various state government agencies. In-person and remote opportunities

Admissions Req:
U.S. Citizenship
• Must be at least 16 years of age by the closing date of the announcement
• You will be subject to random drug testing
• Be able to receive with a Secret or Top Secret security clearance
• Must maintain student eligibility for duration of internship
• Cumulative GPA of 2.0 at time of application and throughout internship appointment
* Being a “student”means that you have been accepted for enrolment, or are enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an accredited college or university at least half time. You may also be currently enrolled in high school for some positions. Your degree does not have to be related to the position/series you apply for.

Highlight: Are you a student who is interested in exploring opportunities within the government? If that is the case, and you also happen to be a US citizen, make sure you sign up for the Pathways Internship Program. This internship program offers students the opportunity to explore a number of full and part-time internship in a variety of government departments. Students must be at least 16 at the time of applying for this internship program and be enrolled in high school, college/ university, or graduate school to take part in this program. Professionals can even apply as well! Students must meet a list of general requirements in order to qualify but each internship opportunity’s requirements may vary. One of the greatest features about the Pathway Internship Program is that it gives US students an opportunity to learn about Federal careers and earn money while still in school. Once the internship is over, the State’s Pathway Internship Program includes a post internship option for conversion to competitive service program in which the intern may be offered employment from the US Department of State. Information can be found on the States Pathway Internship Programs page but specific internships and their requirements are a little trickier to find. Many openings can be found on the USAJobs page  (by using the search bar to search “pathways internships” ) or by finding official branches of the US government (typically websites that end with .gov such as NASA and CISA). This internship program is mainly targeted towards university and graduate students but the USAJobs page is continuously updating, so make sure to check for opportunities for high schoolers as well! SO, if you feel that a role in government could be in that cards, then the time is now to take the next step by becoming an intern at a career of your preferred choosing then the Pathways Internship Program is right for you!

Financial: Free … some are even paid!

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