Student Trainee (Administrative Support Assistant)

Department of Defense, Office...
Alexandria, Virginia
Mar 13, 2017
Mar 27, 2017
Full Time

A Unified Organization Working as One Team

If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The OIG offers the full range of federal benefits and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.

The Pathways Internship Program provides students enrolled in educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in federal agencies, gain valuable on-the-job experience, and explore careers while still in school. The program provides meaningful developmental work with the objective of preparing the student for placement into the agency's permanent workforce.

Interns may work part-time schedules while their courses are in session.

To learn more about the Pathways Internship Program, please visit: the Internship Program page on the Office of Personnel Management's website.

To learn more about the DoD Office of Inspector General please visit

  • Not Required

  • No

  • US Citizenzhip Required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Secret Security Clearance
  • Position is subjct to random drug testing
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university degree seeking program
  • Must sign Pathways Internship Participant Agreement
  • Internship Program Eligibility

    Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment and seeking a degree, diploma, or certificate in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis, as defined by the educational institution. Applicants currently enrolled in a qualifying educational institution must be in good academic standing. 

    Minimum Requirements

    Applicants must have completed at least two years of education above the high school level. The education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college, or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or at least 20 classroom hours per week for a minimum of 36 weeks.

    Accreditation: To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. You must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (

    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:

    You must be currently enrolled and remain enrolled during the course of the internship, as a student in good academic standing in an accredited college degree seeking program on at least a half-time schedule as defined by your university.  You will be required to provide proof of enrollment if selected for this position. Transcripts must be submitted at the time of application and official transcripts will be required prior to hiring.

    Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with DoD OIG.

    Permanent Change of Duty (PCS—Relocation) expenses WILL NOT be paid.

    Recruitment incentives WILL NOT be authorized.

    Applicants claiming veteran's preference MUST clearly show entitlement to such preference on resume and supplemental data submitted. 




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