Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)

The Student Career Experience Program is a paid internship program providing federal employment opportunites. The Office of intelligence & Analysis is continuosly seeking to recruit students to work in the intelligence career field under this program. I& A plans to recruit for several opportunites in the support career field (areas suach as Budget, Human Capital, Security and Policy) during the fall. Vancancy announcements will be posted on www.usajobs.gov.

The SCEP intership program pprovides work experience which is directly related to the student's academic program and career goals. Students in the SCEP may be noncompetitively converted to term, career, or career-conditional appointments following completion of academic and work experience requirements.

Program Features
Student s are arequired to complete a 640-hour minimum service requirement under the SCEP appointment. Up to 320 hours may be waived for the following:

1. Outstanding academic achievement : a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale,
standing in the top 10 percent of his or her graduating class.
2. Career-related experience gained during active military duty (including the
National Guard and Reserves).

The student:
- Is paid based on his/her education and experience and in accordance with
established pay schedules.
- Is paid for holidays that fall within his/her work schediule and for any
authorized overtime.
- Earns sick and annual leave at authorized rates, be granted military leave
as appropriate, and will be placed on leave without pay during any break in
program approved by an immediate supervisor.
- Is eligible for life insurance and health benefits coverage, provided the
appointment is for a minimum of 1 year, and that the student is in pay status
at least one third of the time from date of the initial appointment to
program completion.

The program is open to students who are enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, as degree-seeking students at an accredited high school, technical. vocational, 2 or 4 year college or university, graduate or professional school. The SCEP provides maximum flexibility for both students and managers, as the nature of the work need not be related to the student's academic or career goals.

For more information on SCEP program and application procedures please contact your school's Student Employment Director or Coordinator, or visit www.usajobs.gov.

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