Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pathways Internship Program, United States Department of State

The Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Shared Services at the United States Department of State is pleased to announce additional Pathways Internship Program vacancies have been posted on USAJOBS.

The Department’s Pathways Internship Program has two components to allow for flexible recruitment: the Internship Experience Program (IEP) and the Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP). These two programs replace all former paid internships (e.g. Student Temporary Employment Program, Student Career Experience Program, Cooperative Education Program, Stay-in-School Program, and the Summer Clerical Program).

The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions.

The Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP) places interns on temporary appointments not to exceed one year with the possibility of extensions in one-year increments. The temporary nature of ITEP allows for interns to work during seasonal and holiday breaks in academic programs. ITEP participants are ineligible for noncompetitive promotions. If an ITEP participant is qualified at a higher grade level, he/she must compete for the position via a USAJobs vacancy announcement.

Both programs allow for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements.

These vacancies are for Office Automation (GS-399, Grades 5 and 7) student trainee positions located in: Washington, DC

IEP Announcement number is: HRSC/PATH-2013-0015

ITEP Announcement number is: HRSC/PATH-2013-0026

Per OPM public notification requirements, all Pathways Program opportunities must be made available to the public via USAJOBS. Veteran’s preference applies.

Subsequent announcements will be posted in the coming weeks to fill positions in other areas such as Human Resources, Foreign Affairs, Information Technology, and Program Analysis.

After HR verifies each applicant’s eligibility, a certificate of eligible candidates will be sent to Pathways Bureau Coordinators to share with hiring managers for interviews and selections. HR will receive selections from bureaus and make all tentative job offers. Selections must be made timely to ensure security investigations can be initiated.

For questions regarding the Pathways Internship Program, please contact

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