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Our internships provide insight into how the federal government works, allowing you to apply their theoretical knowledge, develop practical skills, and gain valuable industry-specific experience. As an intern, you’ll be guided and mentored by experienced professionals.
We offer the following internship programs:
Now accepting applications
GSA is now accepting applications for the following Pathways Summer Internship opportunities through Friday, March 1:
Interested in a different opportunity or full-time employment with GSA? Check out our full list of current opportunities for students and recent graduates and stay tuned for our upcoming Pathways Internship and Recent Graduate announcements, opening on Monday, Feb. 26 and Monday, March 4!
Upcoming student and recent graduate information sessions
Interested in learning more about our Pathways Program opportunities? Register for one of our upcoming virtual student and recent graduate information sessions!
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- Internships are available year round.
- Applications open in October and February.
- During the academic school year, you must commit to working part-time to complete all required hours before graduating in May or June.
- As a summer intern, you will be expected to work full time, Monday through Friday. Summer internships typically start in June and finish in August.
- Paid internship positions start at the GS-4 pay grade level, but compensation may vary depending on location.
You must be a:
- U.S. citizen.
- Student in an accredited high school, college (including four-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree program; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.
- Business and industry or contracting student trainee (1199 job series).
- Business and industry:
As a business and industry student trainee, you will work closely with professionals in our organization and gain practical experience in procuring goods and services for the federal government. This internship will expose you to various departments and projects, allowing you to develop a well-rounded skill set in a real-world setting.
As a contracting student trainee, you will assist the team with tasks related to contract procurement and negotiation. You will work closely with our experienced professionals about the contracting process, including solicitation development, contract administration, and vendor management. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in business, finance, or related fields.
- Business and industry:
- Administration and office-support student trainee (399 job series).
As a program support student trainee, you will work closely with our experienced program support team and contribute to developing and implementing initiatives that drive organizational success. This internship will provide hands-on experience in various aspects of program support, including coordinating projects, analyzing data, and program evaluation.
- Applications open in October and February for a limited time (10 business days).
- Here are steps you can take if the application window is closed:
- Join our talent network to receive early notice when applications open in October and February.
- Create your USAJOBS profile.
- Build or update your resume.
- Learn how to fill out your education and work experience.
- Understand how to read a federal job announcement to ensure you meet the job requirements and know what the evaluation criteria are before you apply.
View current vacancies on USAJOBS.
Our competitive Legal Externship Program offers law students to observe legal practice in a federal setting. Participants learn about the work, roles, and responsibilities of our attorneys and support staff teams in theOffice of General Counsel.
As an extern, you will participate in training and challenging assignments such as research, analysis, and drafting legal documents in practice areas that include administrative law, employment law, government ethics, procurement, real estate, construction, government travel, cybersecurity, litigation, and legislation.
What you need to know to apply:
- Applications are accepted year-round.
- Externships may be full or part time.
- Externships are fully remote (subject to change) and unpaid.
- OGC will work with you to meet your academic institution’s requirements to earn academic credit.
You must be:
- U.S. citizen.
- Enrolled in a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
- Approved to participate by your law school.
- Available for a semester-long commitment.
- Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
- Submit all required documents to email@example.com.
- In the subject line of your email, please indicate which semester(s) you are applying for.
- Required documents:
- Cover letter.
- Unofficial law school transcript.
- Recent writing sample (no more than five pages).