Most Federal agencies offer internships and opportunities for recent graduates through the Pathways Program. The Pathways Program includes internships for students from high school through post-graduate school. Many of these Federal internship opportunities can open the door for full-time jobs and serve as an excellent way of entering the Federal workforce.
Federal Internship Programs
There are several programs that are part of the Pathways Program. Choose the program that best describes your status as a current student or recent graduate.
The Internship Program
The Federal Internship Program provides enrolled students paid internship opportunities available in a wide range of Federal agencies.
The Recent Graduate Program
The Federal Recent Graduate Program provides developmental opportunities, mentorship, and training for those who graduated in the past two years. Military veterans may be eligible to apply for Recent Graduate opportunities up to six years after completing their degree. Learn more by viewing the Pathways Recent Graduate Program fact sheet.
Finding a Federal Internship
Students looking for Federal internships should visit USA Jobs Pathways for opportunities for students and recent grads. The Pathways site features frequently asked questions about Federal internships with detailed information about types of opportunities and the application process.
The GoGovernment website offers information on federal and other internships for student and entry-level jobseekers.
Various Federal agencies also list internship opportunities on their own Web sites. Browse a list of Federal agency websites.
If you are interested in an internship at one of the Federal intelligence agencies, we've compiled a list of available Federal intelligence opportunities.