You must meet all the requirements below by the closing date of the announcement and they must be clearly identified in your application, resume, or supporting documents. This includes any general and specialized experience, education, and/or selective placement factors mentioned. These are used to determine if you possess the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities to successfully perform in this position.
To be eligible for basic consideration, all Pathways Interns must:
Be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, on at least a half-time basis, at a qualifying educational institution
Be seeking a diploma, degree, or certificate·
Be in good academic standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
To qualify at the GS-7 level, you must meet one of the following requirements: 1 full academic year of graduate level education; or a Bachelor’s degree with superior academic achievement, in the upper one-third of your graduating class; or have a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0 as recorded on your official transcript, or based on courses completed during your final 2 years; OR one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Work experience must show attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, problem solving skills and
Abilities; gathering data required for reporting purposes, preparing spreadsheets, memoranda, and reports; gathering information, and performing administrative management functions relating to office operations. Your resume must clearly document this experience.
We will be applying Veteran’s preference requirements and OPM qualification standards in making our determinations. The following link contains more detailed information on Student Internships under the Pathways program: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data- oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/final- groupcoveragequalificationstandardforpathwaysprogramschedule-20d.pdf.
For proof of education,
you are required to submit a copy of your transcript(s) or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if it has been certified. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accreditation organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials: http://www.naces.org/members.htm
Unofficial transcripts are accepted when applying to this position. Official transcripts will be required if you are selected. Education is also verified as part of the background investigation.
You must meet the definition of a student for the duration of your appointment. You will be required to provide proof of this during the course of your internship, as established in your Agreement. You must have and maintain at least a 2.5, out of a 4.0 scale, cumulative Grade Point Average or equivalent.