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Recruitment Policy Studio

Federal Section
Recruiting Strategies - Interns
After you have solidified your workforce plan and created your branding strategy, you are ready to recruit. Based on the requirements of the position, you may find interns are an ideal recruitment source.

Beginning July 10, 2012, you may hire interns into the Pathways Programs’ Internship Program. The Internship Program provides students with exposure to the work of the Federal Government through paid Federal internships while pursuing their degree. This Program gives you a great deal of flexibility for filling your varying types of positions.

Internship positions are open to current students enrolled at least half-time in high school/GED; vocational; technical; undergraduate; graduate, or professional programs. Interns may work full- or part-time; be hired on a temporary basis for up to one year, or an indefinite period, and be converted to a permanent or term position.

Silhouettes of several interns at a conference table headed by a manager with the logo “Pathways For Students and Recent Graduates To Federal Careers” above
Through the Internship Program, you will provide students opportunities to:
  • Perform work related to either their academic or career goals
  • Build work skills and experience
  • Receive on-the-job training
  • Become inspired to choose a career in Federal service.

Executive Order 13562 - Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates
For more information on the Pathways Programs CLICK HERE.

Key activities for internship recruitment include building relationships, building partnerships and reaching out.