Student Volunteer Trainee (Spring)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 14, 2020
Closes
Oct 21, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This is a Student Volunteer Trainee position for Spring 2021. The Department of Education (ED) offers internships for students interested in seeking valuable work experience in government and federal education policy and administration. Volunteers have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the Department's mission to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

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Responsibilities

This vacancy announcement will be open until December 30, 2020 with three (3) cut-off dates of:
  • November 2nd,
  • December 2nd, and
  • December 30th.

The Department works to tailor each intern's experience to the interests and skills of the student against the needs of Department Program Offices. This opportunity offers training and development in the following areas:
  • Human Resources Management
  • Training and Development (Adult Learning)
  • Data Analytics
  • Project Management
  • Education Policies
  • Grants Management
  • Communications
  • Information Technology


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must complete background investigation and fingerprint check.


Applicants must meet the definition of a "Student" at the time of appointment and throughout the duration of the appointment.

Student means an individual who has been accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled).

At the time of appointment, applicant must:
  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited institution.
  • Attend an accredited educational institution, including but not limited to; high school, trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, college, university, or graduate school.
  • Have permission from the institution at which he/she is currently enrolled to participate in the internship program.
  • Must be enrolled on a, at least, half-time basis in a course of study related to the work to be performed.


Qualifications

Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating which training and developmental areas they're interested in. Please keep in mind that due to the volume of applications received, internships within listed areas may vary due to availability.

Education

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

ED will review application packages, determine eligibility and provide recommended placement into program office for review. ED Employees interested in bringing an intern onboard for the respective cohort will interview perspective interns.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

ALL applicants must submit:
  • An up-to-date resumé.
  • A copy of unofficial transcript.


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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