Internship: Student Trainee (Intelligence Research): Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP)

Deadline for Applications: September 12, 2016

Job Overview:

This vacancy announcement will be open from 09/06/2016 to 09/12/2016. Only the first 100 applicants will be considered.Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.

Salary Range: $43,684.00 to $56,790.00 / Per Year

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.

Telework Ineligible –This position is not eligible for telework.

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.

Duties:

This position is located in the Office of the Executive Director, Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR/EX). The Executive Director is a senior advisor to the INR Assistant Secretary, the Deputy Assistant Secretaries, and 19 other office directors, on management and administrative planning and operational matters for the Bureau. This includes fully contributing to the development and analysis of plans, policies, and programs to execute functional and programmatic responsibilities within the Department and throughout the Intelligence Community (IC). The Executive Director manages an operating budget for INR. The Executive Director is responsible for the following functions of the Bureau: Financial and Human Resources Management, Bureau Management and Evaluation, Executive Office Management, Agency and Government-wide Representation, Security, General Services, and Information Technology. The incumbent will work 20 hours/week.

  • Acting as liaison with Student Programs, specifically for intern selections, intern on-boarding, etc., for the entire Bureau
  • Regular review of the INR Handbook, check-in and –out procedures, and other administrative Bureau functions
  • Creating, updating, and maintaining various databases and filing systems
  • Escort duties for visitors

Job Requirements

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-07 grade level: Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education or eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision after completing a bachelor’s degree.

Superior Academic Achievement S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.

1. Class standing — Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.

2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.)— Applicants must have a grade-point average of:

  • 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (“B” or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or
  • 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (“B+” or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.

3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed below. These honor societies are listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (external link).

Agencies considering eligibility based on any society not included in the following list must ensure that the honor society meets the minimum requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision.

-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.

Pathways Internship Program candidates must meet the U.S. Department of State (DOS) qualification standards applicable to the position being filled. All applicants must meet the qualifications Monday, September 12, 2016, 11:59 pm EST.

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.
  • 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.

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at an institution that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see U.S. Department of Education.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence at the time of application. Late submissions of proof of accreditation will not be accepted. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

For more information, and to apply for the internship, click here.