Student Volunteer- Unclassified Duties

Washington, D.C
Jan 29, 2023
Feb 05, 2023
Full Time

The CFTC offers substantive work that gives interns an opportunity to demonstrate their skills through work experience. Interns assist the CFTC with tasks set out by various teams, such as research, data capturing and working closely with different team members to learn more about the omission. Students will be assigned to work with CFTC staff members on projects and assignments that cover a broad range of the Commissions' work.


Conditions of Employment

  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation
  • Actively enrolled(at least part-time)in an accredited college or university
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National

To be eligible for this volunteer internship all of the following requirements must be met.
  • You MUST submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the eligibility requirements. (Unofficial is acceptable)

If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete, and you will be ineligible. A completed application will only be accepted via USAJobs. Applications will not be accepted via email.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Qualifications

    To meet the Student Volunteer requirements, you must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, degree) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled).

    Applicants should have strong written, research and oral communication skills are required. Strong ability with programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.

    All Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: Accreditation . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by OPM accordingly.

    ***All requirements must be met by the closing date of the vacancy announcement***

    ***All applications must be received via***


    You MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent.

    U.S. EDUCATION: Institutions located within the United States that have attained accreditation are listed on the U.S. Department of Education's website. To verify your institution's accreditation, please access this website:

    A complete listing of all institutions, including those located outside of U.S. territories, may be found in Accredited Institutions of Post-Secondary Education, a handbook published annually by the American Council on Education (ACE).

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: .

    Additional information

    CFTC is seeking non-paid volunteers to encourage interest in public service careers and provide valuable work experience. As a non-paid volunteer, students will gain first-hand experience performing a variety of tasks related to supporting the activities of the Commission.

    Student Volunteers may work during the school year and/or during summer or school vacation periods. The nature of the volunteer assignment as well as the work schedule will be established once on-board.
    • All candidates will be considered without regard to any non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, parental status, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
    • As required by hiring office, you may be required to: Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • Maintain a student status throughout the internship (be actively enrolled at an accredited 4-year college or university)

    ***The CTFC is currently operating in a remote posture. If selected for this position, you will be required to report to a CFTC location for onboarding. Per Agency's policy, you may have to follow reporting procedures***