The USAID Overseas Internship Program ( May 22, 2023 to August 11, 2023 ) is designed to provide Interns with substantive work assignments, which expose them to the benefits of a Federal career.
NOTE: You must remain enrolled in the degree program for the duration of this internship to maintain eligibility for this position, and maintain good academic standing (at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA for undergraduate programs and a 3.0 GPA for graduate programs, on a 4.0 grading scale).
Opportunities for students in USA: Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.
Clarification from the agency
All U.S. citizens who are accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, 1-year certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis.
Conditions of Employment
To be eligible for these positions your are required to have a valid passport , must able to obtain a medical clearance and must commit to the entire 12 weeks of the program.
Online Training- CT401 Counter Threat Awareness Training (CTAT). Must be completed prior to travel to mission
Intern will spend 1 week at headquarters in the bureau assigned prior to leaving for the mission.
Applicants must meet position qualifications requirements as shown below at the time of appointment.
GRADE – LEVEL OF EDUCATION
GS-5 – Completing 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree.
GS-7 – Completing 1 full academic year of graduate-level education, or Eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completing a bachelor’s degree.
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.)
A) 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
B) 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 by the Association of College Honor Societies https://www.achshonor.org/ .
If selected the Intern maybe assigned to work in one the following Countries:
Latin America and the Caribbean
Please be advised that an official transcript will be required if you are selected for the position. Please include a copy of your transcript (unofficial or official) that demonstrates that you meet the education requirement listed above before the announcement’s closing date. If you do not include this information before the closing date of the announcement, your application will be marked as incomplete unless your SF-50 shows that you were/are already in a Pathways Internship job series.
PROOF OF ENROLLMENT FOR THE CURRENT OR UPCOMING SEMESTER. This may be documented on your official/unofficial transcripts, a course schedule, an acceptance letter from your university for future enrollment, or an official letter of enrollment from the university registrar’s office or a university counselor, as long as your enrollment for the current or upcoming semester is clearly documented. If you do not provide proof of enrollment for the current or upcoming semester, you will be disqualified from further consideration.
A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How You Will Be Evaluated:
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applications will be reviewed to ensure eligibility under this program. Applications of eligible students will be forwarded to hiring managers for consideration. You should submit a separate application for each internship of interest.
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
College Transcript: Applicants must submit a copy of their most recent college transcript that lists the school’s name, student’s name, degree program, major, GPA, college courses, the course title, and the number of credit hours completed. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted; however, should you be selected, official transcripts will be required before your appointment date. If your college transcript does not list all of this information, you must provide supplemental documentation from your educational institution that specifies the information missing from your transcript.
Accepted for Enrollment: If you have been accepted for enrollment in an institution but have not yet begun coursework, you must submit an Acceptance Letter from the institution AND the most recent academic transcript from your previous program. Official documents are required at the time of appointment for verification of eligibility and qualifications. Official documents are required at the time of appointment for verification of eligibility and qualifications.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees fromschools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
How to Apply
You must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below to apply for this position. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11757875
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 12/23/2022.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
The system will take you to the online application you must complete to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and apply.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
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