Pathways Program

Student internships and jobs for recent graduates

The Federal Government has taken steps to help students and recent graduates join the Federal service. New opportunities will appear on USAJOBS as agencies post them.

The Pathways Program

Interns may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within 120 days of successful completion of the program. To be eligible for conversion, Interns must:

  1. Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program
  2. Complete their degree or certificate requirements;
  3. Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted
  4. Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement, and;
  5. Perform their job successfully.

Geographic focus: Nationwide

Award: Paid internship; varies based on opportunity

NOAA will list Pathways opportunities on USAJobs as they become available. 

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