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01/29/12
Federal government. Internship programs for undergrads, grads and post-docs
Filed under: Position Searching, Public Relations docs, Networking, Observ. Trends, Undergraduate majors
Posted by: site admin @ 8:07 am

As mentioned previously, B. Bohnet of calltoserve.gov
provided valuable career information at a recent
ACS consultants’ meeting.  This post highlights
internship programs in government.

Please refer back to a previous post for key
suggestions on resume writing for government
roles.

   STEP [student temporary employment program]
     -shorter term [e.g., 3 months] in specific agencies
     -look in specific agencies of government [e.g., FDA,
NIH, FBI, Commerce, Agriculture, etc.]
      -position does not need to be in your major
      -position is not necessarily in USAJobs.org system,
nor does the application process go through USAJobs.org

    SCEP [student career experience program]
       -special agreement with each university to announce
       -where you are hired into agency to obtain experience
in a particular field

    PRESIDENTIAL MANAGEMENT FELLOW
         -must be a US citizen
         -fellows are offered management positions and
need to demonstrate management skills, abilities and
background

     PATHWAYS INTO GOVERNMENT
          -successful applicants need to be within two
years of completing their degree [background]
           -don’t know if federal agencies will be best
contact for this or it will be outsourced to contract
agency like TMP.  Consider contacting B. Bohnet
(bbohnet@ourpubliceservice.org)

A relevant power point on how to apply for federal
government positions
reinforces tips and fills
information gaps.  It is a must read if you wish
to pursue government temporary or permanent
employment.

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