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Students and Internships
Our student (internship and co-operative education) programs offer unique and rewarding experiences as you help US companies grow. Work alongside experts in your field of study as you gain real-world experience within the Trade community.

Students and Internships

Pathways Internship Program

The Internship Program is for current students. You may be eligible if you’re a current student in high school, college, trade school, or another qualifying educational institution. This program offers paid opportunities to work in federal agencies and explore federal careers while completing your education.

Pathways Recent Graduate Program

The Recent Graduates Program is for those who have graduated from a qualifying educational institution or certificate program within the past two years. The Recent Graduates Program offers career development with training and mentorship.  You must apply within two years of getting your degree or certificate (veterans have up to six years to apply due to their military service obligation). 

Pathways Presidential Management Fellows (PMF)

The Federal Government’s premier leadership development program for advanced degree (e.g., masters or professional degree) candidates. Executive Order 13562 expands the eligibility window for applicants, making it more “student friendly” by aligning it with academic calendars and allowing those who have received a qualifying advanced degree within the preceding two years to participate. 

Additional Student and Internship Opportunities

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private-sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through internships or permanent jobs.

If you are an eligible student, share this information with your school’s disability services or career services coordinator, and ask to contact the WRP Coordinator at
National Security Education Program (NSEP)
The National Security Education Program (NSEP), an initiative of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO), was specifically - and uniquely - structured by Congress to focus on the combined issues of language proficiency, national security, and the needs of the federal workforce. NSEP aims to produce the next generation of federal leaders and is the only federally-funded organization of its kind.