Washington, D.C
May 07, 2021
May 14, 2021
Full Time


Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking students to serve as unpaid interns to assist in the performance of its mission of providing support services for the President. Interns will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the mission of OMB and its role and responsibility to the Executive Office of the President. To learn more, please visit . OMB views student interns as the future of the Federal workforce.
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The OMB Student Internship Program is a semester-long, volunteer program in which graduate (post-baccalaureate) students gain knowledge and experience in the organization. Assignments may include research, analysis, statistics, and coordination of briefing books, report preparation, meeting and conference planning, letter writing, and covering meetings, hearings, and/or legislative markup sessions. Internships are available for any division in the agency.

Program Session:
Summer 2021 - June through August

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen or national
  • Registered with the Selective Service, if a male born after 12-31-1959
  • Be at least 18 years old and obtain a favorable security determination
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered
  • Benefits - Service is not creditable for leave or any other employee benefits.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards. ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

  • Applicants will not be considered if they do not meet every key requirement. As outlined in this announcement, all applicants must be enrolled in a degree seeking academic program.
  • All applicants must be accepted or enrolled at an accredited graduate school in pursuit of an advanced degree.
  • Proof of enrollment for the duration of the internship must be provided within the application package to include student transcripts or class schedule.
  • Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • Applicants MUST submit a writing sample limited to 2 pages to be considered for this program. An example of a writing sample is a college report, paper or publication.
  • Must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale for all required courses completed in a qualifying major field of study at either the time of application or during the last two years of your undergraduate curriculum.


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

Additional information

OMB Diversity and Inclusion Statement: OMB is committed to creating a multicultural and supportive work environment and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the organization.
  • If selected, you are required to complete a background investigation suitability check and pre-employment drug screening.
  • If selected, you are required to show proof of enrollment in a degree seeking academic program for the dates of the internship.
  • Interns will be provided Transportation Subsidy Benefits, based on the current Federal TSBP regulations.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement:
  • Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement:

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If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • College/School transcript(s), if the position has an education requirement (Note: This position has an education requirement)
  • College/School proof of enrollment
  • Writing Sample (limited to 2 pages)

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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