Pay Range
$34,183 - $44,434 Per Year
Job Grade
Apply By: 2018-02-20
Published: 1 month ago

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Job Summary

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.

They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.

The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position: Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Intern Program.

Click here for more information on Pathways program participation.

For this internship, you must be able to work full time.

This intern position is designed to prepare a student trainee for employment after graduation as a Biological Science Technician.

Interns will be assigned tasks designed to increase familiarity with the target occupation in a real world work environment.

Internship selection will be made at the GS-04.

These grade levels are what typical college students in their second or third may qualify.

The full performance level of this position is GS-04.See requirements for conversion to permanent or term position in the "Other Information" section below.

Who May Apply: Students who are eligible for participation in the Department of the Army Internship Program Positions are open to current students pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution on at least a half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled).

Short-term training programs (e.g., several two-week programs completed) are not considered an academic course of study.

Internship for current students in good standing at an accredited education


To qualify for a Pathways Internship as a GS-04, students must have completed two full academic years of post-high school study or have an associate's degree.

For qualification purposes, an academic year is computed as follows: At the undergraduate level, successfully completed education that has not led to possession of a degree is credited based on its relationship to 120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours.

For example, 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours is comparable to 1 year of undergraduate education.

Four years of progressive study or 120 semester hours meets the degree requirements.

Additional credit cannot be given for duplicate course work.

For study at a business or technical school, 36 weeks of study (20+ classroom hours per week) is comparable to 1 academic year above high school.

An academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 academic year of full-time study.

This determination is made based on normal course loads for a full year of study in the graduate program.

If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement.

Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.

When academic credit is expressed in contract months, units, or other terms that differ from conventional semester or quarter hours, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide an interpretation of such credits from the appropriate institution in order to equate them to the semester or quarter hours specified in the standard.

NOTE: If your college, vocational, trade, technical or high schools' definition of "academic year" differs from above, you must submit proof of this difference (e.g., copy of course catalog that defines an academic year).

Absent this documentation, you will screened for academic qualifications based on the academic hours as defined in the bullets above.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: CommunicationsData ManagementResearch

Pay Plan
General Schedule (Ch. 51, 5 U.S.C.).
Travel Requirement
Not Required
Security Clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Who May Apply
Student Program Eligibles
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