Student Trainee (Financial Clerk)

Alexandria, Virginia
May 16, 2017
May 31, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

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.

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  • Occasional Travel
  • May require up to 25% temporary duty travel (TDY)

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  • U.S. citizenship
  • Position is subject to random drug testing
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • 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 with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.95.

    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.
    Applicants must have earned at least 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours in accounting, auditing, finance, or business law courses, and must be pursuing a degree or certification in accounting or a related field, such as business administration, finance, or public administration. In addition, upon completion of the degree or certification currently being pursued, applicants must have earned 24 semester hours in accounting courses (6 of the semester hours may be earned in business law courses) to be considered for conversion.

    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:

    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 (

    Other Position Requirements

    Security Clearance: Position has been designated as Noncritical Sensitive. Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
    Drug Testing: The incumbent of this position 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 the DoD OIG.
    Trial Period: A trial period may be required.
    Pathways Agreement: Incumbents must complete a Pathways Participant Agreement upon appointment.


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