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American’s enjoy and expect reliable, secure, and efficient critical infrastructures. Most people can turn on the tap, take public transit, make a call, and place a financial transaction without wondering whether it will be safe or thinking about the technology working in the background to make these things happen.
We want it to stay that way, which is why the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was created. Our nation is vulnerable to an ever-evolving range of threats, from terrorists or cyber attacks to natural disasters. Our mission is to reduce the risk from these threats and make our people, places, spaces, data and networks resilient and secure. Join the team that is Defending Today, Securing Tomorrow!
Pathways Internship Program
The Pathways Internship Program is designed to offer current students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while completing their education. These internships provide a path to careers at CISA and allow qualifying individuals the opportunity to gain meaningful training and career development experience. Once onboard, interns may continue to work, either part-time or full-time, until their graduation date. Upon graduation, interns may be eligible for
non-competitive conversion to a permanent position.
Eligibility requirements include:
- U.S. Citizenship is required
- You must successfully pass a background investigation
- Selective Service registration required.
- Appointments are subject to the availability of funds
- Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required
- Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
- You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position. After appointment, you may be subject to periodic random drug testing.
- You must be an enrolled student at the time of appointment.
- In addition, students are required to stay enrolled at least half-time per semester to continue participation in the Pathways Internship Program and provide verification (transcripts) of successfully completion of courses every semester.
- Applicants who graduate college at the conclusion of the Fall 2021 semester may only be considered if they remain enrolled and are also accepted for enrollment for the Spring 2022 semester.
- Your schedule during the academic year is negotiable. During school breaks and summers, travel to/from the official duty station and housing expenses, will be at the student’s expense.
- Students are required to remain in good academic standing which is defined as initially possessing a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher and maintaining it while employed in the Pathways Internship Program.
- If selected, you must sign the Pathways Internship Participant agreement upon appointment.
- Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.
- This position has been designated excluded from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).
- More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
- Interns are on a trial period throughout the course of the internship.
- If intern successfully completes the internship requirements and converted to competitive service, time spent in trial period will count towards the required one year probationary period.
- All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
- The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the Student Trainee (Admin Support Assistant).
Salary Range $28,078 to $40,974 per year (GS 3 – 4)
Major duties in this Student Trainee position may include, but are not limited to:
- Perform administrative duties such as, reviewing, coordinating, and monitoring implementation of policies governing the program area.
- Assist program analysts, senior specialists and supervisor in conducting program functions, such as planning and organizing actions necessary to accomplish short and long program goals.
- Use computer software to assist staff in writing business procedures, designing flow charts, creating and maintaining spreadsheets or databases, designing data analysis and charts, and or creating/editing reports or other program documents.
- Develop information papers and briefings.
- Maintain program records and prepares report