Students and Recent Grads

Whether you are a student, a recent graduate, or hold an advanced degree, we offer employment opportunities through our Pathways Programs: Recent Graduates, Presidential Management Fellows and Interns. 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.

Our opportunities provide a variety of work experiences, training, networking, and developmental opportunities that are designed to build technical and professional skills while developing a broad knowledge of the agency and its core functions.

Employment Opportunities

GSA typically recruits for entry level opportunities in both the Spring (Late January/February) and Fall (Late September/October) of each year. When opportunities are available, they will be listed below.

Legal Externship Opportunities

We are now accepting applications to our Legal Externship Program for the 2023 summer and fall semesters.

Summer semester info
March 15: Applications due
March 15-25: Interviews
March 25: Offers made

Fall semester info
May 12: Applications due
Mid-May-June 5: Interviews
By June 15: Offers made

Students selected as legal externs will work for our Office of the General Counsel, a team of attorneys and support staff that carries out our legal activities, ensures full and proper implementation of our statutory responsibilities, and provides legal counsel to all of our programs, services, and staff offices. These externships offer a first-hand opportunity to observe the practice of law in a major federal agency and learn about substantive areas of the law by dealing with issues faced by our lawyers and their clients. Externs can expect challenging legal research, analysis, and writing assignments in an array of practice areas, including: administrative law; employment law; government ethics; procurement; real estate; construction; government travel; cybersecurity; litigation; and legislation.

At this time, all externships are 100% telework (subject to change) and uncompensated.

Who we are looking for

Talented, motivated candidates who demonstrate a genuine interest in expanding their knowledge of federal government operations and who are:

  • Currently enrolled in a law school accredited by the American Bar Association;
  • Available for a semester-long commitment;
  • A U.S. citizen (as a federal agency, all of our employees must be U.S. citizens); and
  • Participation approval from their law school.

How to apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but all required documents must be submitted by the deadline to Jessica Baker at In the subject line of your email, please indicate which semester(s) you are applying for.

Required documents:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • unofficial law school transcript
  • recent writing sample (no more than 5 pages)
Last Reviewed: 2022-11-06