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Student Trainee (Foreign Affairs): Pathways Internship Program (IEP)

Job Location:

Washington, DC, United States

Job Description:

All supporting documentation must reflect a projected graduation date on or after FALL 2017.

This vacancy announcement will be open from 8/16/2016 to 08/22/2016.

Only the first 100 applicants will be considered. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions are met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.

The Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a qualifying educational program in an accredited institution, on a full or half-time basis with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Applicants must meet the definition of "student" in order to be considered for this opportunity. Internship appointments under the Internship Experience Program (IEP) are non-temporary and can last the duration of the student’s academic program. This will be determined at the time of selection. At the successful conclusion of the program, interns may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a Federal career or career-conditional position in the competitive service. Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules.

Pathways candidates must meet the DOS qualification standards applicable to the position being filled. All applicants must meet the qualifications by the closing date of this announcement.

- Cumulative GPA of 2.0 at time of application and must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA throughout the entire Pathways Internship appointment;
- Degree does not have to be related to the position/series; however to be eligible, candidate must meet the OPM qualification standards for the position to which the Intern may be converted.
- Student means an individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93-842. Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirements are met. An individual who needs to complete less than the equivalent of half an academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this Program.

Duties

- Compiles various data as directed by the supervisor or higher-graded staff.
- Receives technical inquiries from throughout the organization and forwards to appropriate staff member for response.
- Responds to inquiries requiring the exchange of readily available factual information.
- Assists specialists on standardized procurement requests and provides follow-up with requestors on factual matters.
- Reviews and assembles relevant information in accordance with specific guidance, and enters data to automated systems.

Travel Required
- Not Required

Relocation Authorized
- No

Key Requirements
- Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
- Must be at least 16 years of age by the closing date of the announcement.
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Must maintain student eligibility for duration of internship.
- Depending on the job, it may require a Secret security clearance

Qualifications
- To qualify for this position at the GS-03 grade level must have successfully completed 1 full academic year of post-high school study;

- To qualify for this position at the GS-04 grade level: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree. Transcript must show completion of at least 60 credit hours and/or junior academic standing;

- Cumulative GPA of 2.0 at time of application and must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA throughout the entire Pathways Internship appointment;
- Degree does not have to be related to the position/series; however to be eligible, candidate must meet the OPM qualification standards for the position to which the Intern may be converted.
- All transcripts or educational supporting documentation reflects a projected graduation date on or after Fall 2017.

The Pathways Internship Program defines "student" to mean an individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93-842. Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirement are met.

Certificate Program Requirements:

Undergraduate Certificates must contain a minimum of 30 Semester hours or 45 Quarter hours; and
Graduate Certificates must contain a minimum of 18 Semester Hours or 27 Quarter hours.
For study at a business or technical school, 36 weeks of study (20+classroom hours per week) is comparable to 1 academic year above high school.
The Department of State no longer accepts certificates that are credited with Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Eligibility Requirements:

A U.S. Citizen;
16 years or older by the closing date of this announcement;
Enrolled or formally accepted for enrollment as a full-time or half-time student into an accredited college or university in a degree-seeking program, or enrolled or formally accepted for enrollment in a certificate program;
Cumulative GPA of 2.0 at time of application and must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA throughout the entire Pathways Internship appointment; and
Degree does not have to be related to the position/series; however to be eligible, candidate must meet the agency-developed or OPM qualification standards for the position to which the Intern may be converted.
All transcripts or educational supporting documentation must reflect a projected graduation date on or after FALL 2017.

Job Requirements:

Learn More and apply here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/447214700

Contact Information:

Contact: Department of State HR/REE/REC
US Department of State
2401 E Street NW
Suite 518 H
Washington, DC, United States 20522
Website: http://careers.state.gov/students/

Posted:

November 14, 2016

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