Pathways Intern - Humanities Programs

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 19, 2021
Closes
Feb 27, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency that provides support to advance and disseminate knowledge in all of the disciplines of the humanities: history, literature, linguistics, archaeology, jurisprudence and the history, criticism and theory of the arts.

In support of the NEH mission, the NEH Pathways Internship Program provides paid opportunities for current students accepted for enrollment in qualifying educational programs.
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Responsibilities

Pathways interns should assume that they will be participating in 100% telework.

Pathways Student Interns will perform some and/or all of the following duties in support of the various offices and divisions within the NEH:
  • Assists in day-to-day operations through performing a mixture of routine and sometimes complex tasks.
  • Performs a variety of program support functions, such as inputting, assigning, maintaining, monitoring, or updating work products and records as well as administering and performing other support activities.
  • Assists in developing material for briefings, reports, presentations and conferences for division/office staff and supervisors.
  • Assists in collecting, organizing and maintaining program and/or functional documentation and materials.
  • Prepares a variety of correspondence, memoranda, and information.
  • Participates in support of panel meetings, briefings, and other NEH events.
Potential 2021 participating Divisions
  • Division of Challenge Programs - provides support for cultural and educational institutions which will enable them to increase their financial stability and preserve or improve the quality of their humanities programs.
  • Office of Digital Humanities - supports humanities projects that utilize or study the impact of digital technology.
  • Division of Education Programs - designed to strengthen sustained, thoughtful study of the humanities at all levels of education through grants to educational institutions.
  • Office of Federal-State Partnerships - serves as the liaison between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the humanities council network to advance knowledge and understanding of the humanities and increase public awareness of and access to the humanities throughout the United States.
  • Division of Preservation and Access - provides leadership and support for a sustained national effort to preserve and increase the availability of resources important for research, education, and public programming in the humanities.
  • Division of Public Programs - supports projects in museums, historical organizations, libraries, public broadcasting, and related agencies as part of the division's efforts to foster public engagement in and appreciation of the humanities.
  • Research Programs - strengthens sustained, thoughtful study of the humanities at all levels of education and promote original research in the several disciplines of the humanities through grants to educational institutions, fellowships to scholars and teachers, and through the support of significant research.


  • Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    None

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • U.S. Citizen
    • Relevant experience and/or education
    • Favorable background investigation
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service


    Qualifications

    Demonstrated writing skills and basic computer skills are required. Must be self-directed, able to complete tasks in a timely manner, and attentive to detail.

    Applicants must be enrolled or formally accepted for enrollment as a full-time or half-time (Half-time basis is defined by the academic institution that the student is enrolled or accepted into) student at an accredited college or university in a qualifying degree-seeking program, or enrolled or formally accepted for enrollment in a qualifying certificate program.

    Students may be required to have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) at time of application and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA throughout the entire Pathways Student Trainee Internship appointment to remain in the Program.

    Education

    Major coursework must be in the humanities.

    You must provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

  • If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.
  • If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
  • This position is temporary and does not confer any eligibility for benefits or tenure in the competitive service.


  • How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your application will be evaluated to determine how well you meet the qualifications stated above. Applicants who meet the qualifications will be forwarded to the hiring official for further review and possible interview.

    Any exaggeration of an applicant's experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating an applicant ineligible, not hiring the applicant, or for termination after he/she begins work.

    INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, etc. Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
    • Proof of Enrollment
    • Resume
    • Transcript

    Inclusion of a cover letter and writing sample are encouraged but not required.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Compensably disabled preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference see https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/veterans-preference/#content

    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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