Students and Recent Grads

Our Entry Level Program (ELP) facilitates the college-to-career transition by providing opportunities for recent college graduates in a variety of career tracks, including: Program Analyst, Contract Specialist, Financial Management Analyst, IT Specialist, Building Management Specialist, Realty Specialist, Project Management and Asset Management. ELP participants will:

  • participate in work experiences, training, networking, and developmental opportunities designed to build technical and leadership skills; and
  • develop a broad knowledge of the agency and its core functions.

Current ELP Opportunities

We are not accepting applications at this time. ELP recruitment coincides with college recruitment cycles (October through early November; and February through March). Please check this webpage frequently. When we are accepting applications, links to apply will be posted here.

OTHER ENTRY LEVEL OPPORTUNITIES FOR RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATES: Additional opportunities may be available; these positions are posted on USAJOBS and include links to apply. Apply to current GSA vacancies open to recent college graduates!

Choose a Program

Whether you are a student, a recent graduate, or hold an advanced degree, we offer employment opportunities under the following Pathways Programs: Recent Graduates (ELP), Presidential Management Fellows and Intern. These programs offer invaluable, career-defining and preparation experiences, and 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 (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.

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