Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP/ITEP): Open Now

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Applications for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) and the Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP) are now being accepted.

Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers.

Please note the cutoff number for each position; These vacancy announcements will be open from 09/07/2016 to 09/13/2016 or when 100 applications have been received. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions are met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.

Vacancy  Number Series/
Title Appt. Type Cutoff Link to Vacancy on USAJOBS
HRSC/PATH-2016-0023 GS-1899-04/04 Student Trainee (Investigations) ITEP 100 View at USAJOBS
HRSC/PATH-2016-0024 GS-0399-05/07 Student Trainee (Program Analyst) IEP 100 View at USAJOBS
HRSC/PATH-2016-0019 GS-1199-05/07 Student Trainee (Contract) IEP 100 View at USAJOBS
HRSC/PATH-2016-0020 GS-0399-05/07 Student Trainee (Program Analyst) IEP 100 View at USAJOBS
HRSC/PATH-2016-0026 GS-0399-07/07 Student Trainee (Government Information) IEP 100 View at USAJOBS

The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions.

The Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP) places interns on temporary appointments not to exceed one year with the possibility of extensions in one-year increments. The temporary nature of ITEP allows for interns to work during seasonal and holiday breaks in academic programs. ITEP participants are ineligible for noncompetitive promotions. If an ITEP participant is qualified at a higher grade level, he/she must compete for the position via a USAJobs vacancy announcement.

Both programs allow for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements. Veteran’s preference applies.

So consider a Pathways internship with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and Civil Service professionals who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives.

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