Office of Finance and Operations

Student Volunteer Trainee (Fall) Remote Eligible

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Job Location

Anywhere in the U.S. (remote job), United States

Job Description

This is a Student Volunteer Trainee position for Fall 2024. The Department of Education (ED) offers internships for students interested in seeking valuable work experience in government and federal education policy and administration. Volunteers have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the Department's mission to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is looking for the best and brightest to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation. If you are a highly motivated, creative individual who would like to work for an agency that establishes policies on federal financial aid for education, distributes as well as monitors those funds; collects data on America's schools and disseminates research; focuses national attention on key educational issues; and prohibits discrimination and ensures equal access to education, ED is the place for you!

Location: Anywhere in the U.S. (remote job), United States

Posted Date: 5/1/2024

Job Requirements

Applicants should select which two training and developmental areas they're interested in. Please keep in mind that due to the volume of applications received, internships within listed areas may vary due to availability. Applicants must meet all requirements at time of appointment. Eligible International Students: Individuals who are not U.S. citizens, but who reside in the U.S., may volunteer (1) if they are lawful permanent residents; or (2) if they are non-immigrant aliens with F-1 or J-1 visa status, who are bona fide students residing in the U.S. solely to pursue a course of study at a recognized, approved institution of education, or (3) have deferred action (DACA) status. All foreign national intern applicants will be required to meet the following criteria for consideration: Must have resided in the United States for three (3) out of the last five (5) years. This ensures an adequate background investigation can be completed. Must either be a Lawful Legal Resident of the United States or hold a valid F1 Visa. Must be a citizen from a country that is allied with the United States. A current list of allied nations can be located at: A requisite investigation must be conducted on all non-U.S. citizen interns. All investigation materials must be submitted and approval granted by the Office of Finance and Operations (OFO) Personnel Security Office prior to commencing the internship. The following forms will be needed for a complete package: SF-85P, OF-306, Fingerprinting (Digital or Ink), and Fair Credit Release, Resume (if applicable) Additionally, the Cyber Security and Privacy Awareness Training module must be completed, and certificate received, before approval to start will be granted. Meet Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) and Federal Information Processing Standard 201 (FIPS 201-2) pre-employment requirements for PIV ID issuance. Interns must present two (original) forms of identification, prior to badge issuance, for identity proofing. Acceptable documents are listed on Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (pg.9). At least one submitted document must be a valid State or Federal government-issued picture ID. Identity proofing may be completed at any time, prior to the commencement of work.
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May 1, 2024
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