The WHS Pathways Programs are planned, progressive, education programs that provide for integration of a student's academic studies and federal work experience with the potential for conversion to a permanent or term appointment in the competitive service. Work assignments are designed to permit the knowledge acquired through education/training to be applied to particular work situations with on-the-job training and/or self development.
This announcement will be used to fill full-time or part-time internship positions during the Spring 2020 Semester, and/or the entire 2020-2021 academic year.
As a STUDENT INTERN (FOREIGN AFFAIRS), GS-0199-5/7/9, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
Internship Eligibility Requirements:
Definition of a Student: Individuals accepted for enrollment (must provide an acceptance letter from the academic institution on letterhead) or students enrolled (you must provide academic transcripts) in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.
Note: You must provide sufficient proof of enrollment or acceptance by submitting either an unofficial academic transcript that reflects your current enrollment and a verification of Fall 2019 enrollment, OR an acceptance letter from the academic institution on the institution's letterhead for Fall 2019 enrollment.
Please note that if you have graduated or are graduating from your current academic program prior or during December 2019 you will not be eligible for this student appointment unless you are accepted for enrollment at a qualifying educational institution seeking an ADDITIONAL qualifying degree, diploma, certificate, etc., OR an advanced degree.
You may qualify at the GS-05 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
Have completed 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree. Note: You must provide a copy of your college transcript
You may qualify at the GS-07 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
Have completed 1 full academic year of graduate level education; or Eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor's degree. Note: You must provide a copy of your college transcript.
Superior Academic Achievement 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 G.P.A of:
3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society -- Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership 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.
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