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Grade: 04

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Pathways Internship Eligibility:
A. Must be a current student in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.
B. All applicants are REQUIRED to submit all undergraduate and graduate college transcripts, including transcripts from transfer schools no later than the date indicated in the announcement. Transcripts may be unofficial at the time of application, but an official transcript is required if a job offer is extended.
C. You must maintain student eligibility and enrollment for the duration of the internship. If you do not maintain eligibility and enrollment, you are ineligible for this program. Please review the "REQUIREMENTS" section of the vacancy announcement to ensure that you qualify to apply to this internship.
1 Are you at least 16 years of age? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Are you a current student and meet the requirements to be considered for an Internship as identified in the announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Enter the date you anticipate you will complete all requirements for your degree.

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 If enrolled, are you in good academic standing? (At least a 2.0 GPA) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Choose one of the following which best describes your qualifying educational institution. Answer to this question is required
  • Home School
  • High School
  • Technical or Vocational School
  • College or University
  • Graduate or Professional School
  • None of the above
6 At which accredited educational institution are you currently enrolled? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
7 What degree level program are you currently seeking? Answer to this question is required
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • High School or equivalent
  • Certificate
  • Other
8 I am seeking a degree or certificate in the following academic major or related field. Answer to this question is required
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration/Business Management
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • General Studies
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Media Communications
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration/Public Policy
  • Social Science
  • Other
9 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    9.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No

To qualify for the GS-04 grade level, you must meet the following requirements:

General Experience:  You may qualify with one year of general experience. General experience for this position is defined as:

- One full year of progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled.

OR Education: For the Pathways Internship Program you may qualify based solely on education as follows: Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree. (This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university.)

OR Combination: You may qualify with a combination of qualifying education and experience. (For example: the completion of 50% requirements for an Associate’s degree and 6 months of general experience.)

If qualifying with experience, the experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
10 From the choices below, please select how you meet the qualification requirements as noted above for the GS-04 grade level in the Pathways Internship Program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year of the general experience described.
  • I have two academic years of post -high school study or have received an Associate‚Äôs degree.
  • I have a combination of general experience and education.
  • I do not meet the general experience or education as described above.

Select the responses that describe your experience communicating with others orally.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have led discussions of controversial information at conferences.
  • I have presented technical information in formal training classes.
  • I have provided information orally as a representative of executive management in meetings or conferences.
  • I have completed course work or formal training in oral communication skills.
  • None of the above

Which of the following types of documents have you written?

Answer to this question is required
  • Correspondence
  • Technical reports
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Policy guidance
  • Analysis of proposed policy, legislative, or management initiatives
  • Option papers or decision memos
  • Publications
  • Books
  • Academic papers
  • Research papers
  • Strategic plans
  • None of the above
13 Choose the statements that describe your organizational experience. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained files in accordance with office policies and procedures.
  • I have scheduled meetings for individuals of varying status levels.
  • I have established timelines and prioritized assignments and/or projects on or before anticipated deadlines.
  • I have researched and compiled factual information using the internet and various paper and/or electronic sources.
  • None of the above

Choose the statements that describe your experience performing a range of administrative and clerical duties. Select all that apply.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed information in documents, reports, spreadsheets, charts and/or databases for accuracy and completion.
  • I have compiled information for mailing, presenting, and distribution to staff/organization members and external sources.
  • I have answered telephones and directed callers to appropriate points of contact.
  • I have organized materials and filed documents in accordance with office procedures.
  • None of the above

From the following list choose the administrative functions in which you have experience. Select all that apply.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained and organized files.
  • I have performed data entry.
  • I have maintained and/or updated databases.
  • I have prepared various reports and letters for distribution.
  • I have copied and/or scanned electronic documents and files using fax machines, photocopiers, and desktop scanners.
  • I have used electronic phone features like call forwarding and multi-line phone conferencing.
  • I have used electronic calendars to schedule meetings, send invitations, and reserve meeting space.
  • I have sorted and distributed mail.
  • None of the above