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 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.Learn more about the Internship Program
The recent graduate program is for those who have graduated, within the past two years, from a qualifying educational institution or certificate program. The recent graduate program offers career development with training and mentorship.
You must apply within two years of getting your degree or certificate (veterans have up to six years to apply due to their military service obligation).Learn more about the recent graduate program
This program is for recent graduates with an advanced degree—either a professional or graduate degree such as a master’s, Ph.D. or J.D. You may be eligible if you:
Have completed an advanced degree from a qualifying educational institution or program within the past two years of the annual application opening date.
Are a current graduate student and will complete all of your advanced degree requirements (including the completion or successful defense of any required thesis or dissertation) by August 31st of the following year of the annual application.Learn more about the Presidential Management Fellows program
There are several other opportunities available to students, including:
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.
You can upload and save documents to your USAJOBS account. Once uploaded, you can submit these forms with your job application as needed. Sign into USAJOBS or learn how to upload documents.