Students and Recent Grads

Current Opportunities

Choose a Program


Our Entry-Level Program (ELP)/Recent Graduates Program provides opportunities for entry-level talent in a variety of career tracks, including: Program Analyst, Contract Specialist, Financial Management Analyst, IT Specialist, Buildings Management Specialist, Realty Specialist, Project Management and Asset Management. In the ELP, you can develop a broad knowledge of the agency and its core functions. Participation in the program, along with the leadership and technical competencies gained through training, developmental opportunities, and work experiences, may assist you in assuming future leadership roles. Put your education to work for us!


Current Opportunities

At the present time, we are NOT accepting applications for the Pathways program for the following positions in Washington, DC:

  • Contract Specialist
  • Program Analyst
  • IT Specialist
  • Financial Analyst

Please check this webpage frequently; links to apply will be posted above when we are accepting applications.  

OTHER PATHWAYS RECENT GRADUATES/ELP OPPORTUNITIES:  ELP opportunities in other locations may be available; these positions are posted on and include links to apply. Please check frequently to search for these opportunities.


Choose a Program

Whether you are a student, a recent graduate, or hold an advanced degree, GSA offers employment opportunities under the Federal Government’s Pathways Programs.  GSA’s Intern, Recent Graduates (ELP) and Presidential Management Fellows programs offer invaluable, career-defining and preparation experiences. These programs range from paid summer internships to career development programs that may lead to a permanent job.


Pathways Program at GSA – Which One is Right for You?
Program Name Program Description Who may apply Resulting Opportunity
Recent Graduates Program (Entry Level Program - ELP) Provides developmental work experience with the intent of promoting careers in the Federal Government to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Individuals must apply within two years of completing degree or certificate requirements.

Veterans who were not able to meet the 2-year time frame due to military service will have up to six years after degree completion to apply.
The Recent Graduates program offers the potential for a permanent position upon completion of the 1-year developmental program.
Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF) Designed to develop a cadre of potential Federal Government leaders.  It offers exceptional students the opportunity to apply for a career in public service. Individuals who have a qualifying advanced degree (e.g., masters or professional degree) completed within the past two years are eligible to apply for entry-level positions in the PMF. At the end of the fellowship, you have invaluable and prestigious experience - and potential for a permanent position at GSA.
Intern Program Designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Individuals who are currently enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for a permanent job in the civil service.



Last Reviewed 2015-11-04