Pathways Intern Summer 2022 - Administrative and Operations

Washington, D.C
Jan 08, 2022
Jan 16, 2022
Full Time

Pathways interns should assume that they will be participating in 100% telework. You are encouraged to select more than one office/division of interest on your application questionnaire.

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 2022 participating Divisions
  • Office of Acquisition - uses written contracts and the Government purchase card (credit card) to ensure NEH staff have the support services and supplies they need to successfully execute NEH's grantmaking mission; includes frequent engagement with internal stakeholders (NEH staff, General Counsel, the Office of Publishing) and external stakeholders (vendors, colleagues at other agencies).
  • Office of Communications - promotes NEH grant programs and products by disseminating information and to highlight the importance of the humanities to our country's cultural advancement and in enriching the lives of its citizens.
  • Office of Congressional Affairs - serves as the Endowment's liaison with Members of Congress and their staffs in D.C., state, and district offices. Its mission is to articulate how federal funding appropriated through Congress to NEH impacts constituents in every state, Congressional district and territory of the United States of America.
  • Office of Publications - serves as the Endowment's gateway to the humanities network through its media products.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

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


    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.


    This position has an education requirement. 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.

    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
  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination within 60 days of the effective date of your appointment. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement. Documentation will be requested via secure link upon onboarding and must not be submitted as part of your application package.