Students & recent graduates
If you’re a current student or recent graduate, you may be eligible for federal internships and job opportunities through the Pathways and other student programs.
The Pathways Program offers federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates and those with an advanced degree. There are three different paths available:
The Internship Program is for current students. If you’re a current student in high school, college, trade school or other qualifying educational institution, you may be eligible. This program offers paid opportunities to work in federal agencies and explore federal careers while completing your education.
Other student programs and opportunities
There are several other opportunities available to students, including:
- Department of State Student Internship program
- Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS)
- National Security Education Programs such as Boren Scholarships, Boren Fellowships and English for Heritage language Speakers Scholarships.
- Overseas Student Summer Hire program
- Summer jobs (for example, a lifeguard)
How do I know a job is open to Students & recent graduates?
In the job announcement look for the This job is open to section. When a job is open to Students you’ll see the Students icon: . When a job is open to Recent graduates, you’ll see the Recent graduates icon: . There may be other groups listed that can also apply.
You can also select the Students or recent graduates filter. Your results will display all jobs open to students and recent graduates.
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