Tuesday, January 31, 2012

USDA Information Technology Intern Program

Job Title: Student Trainee (Information Technology)
Location: Nationwide
Job Type: Full-Time / Part-Time
Salary: $24,933.00 - $61,678.00 / Per Year
Education / Career Level: Current Undergraduate and Graduate Students

For more Information about the Program Visit and Become a member of http://www.usda-academy.com.

The USDA Information Technology Internships are designed to combine academic studies with on-the job training and experience, and to give students an opportunity to work at USDA while completing their education. Students are provided a 2-year internship that develops competencies and skills essential to their career field.

Interns who successfully complete their academic studies and internships, and meet all qualification, suitability and performance requirements may be offered permanent employment upon graduation. These positions would be in Information Technology or Engineering positions throughout the USDA. The OCIO will specify in their job offers if geographic mobility is required as a condition of employment.

The Application Process
The Application Window for the OCIO IT Intern Program is normally open between January and February of each year. Following the close of the application window, applications received are thoroughly reviewed and evaluated. Candidates referred for further consideration may be interviewed. Hiring for the IT Intern Program may be done throughout the year, as funding allows; however, most selections for immediate placement will be made in April. If selected, you should receive a job offer by approximately May 1. Due the volume of applications expected, only those persons who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information about the program and to be one of the first to know about upcoming internship opportunities, visit and become a member of the USDA-Academy at http://www.usda-academy.com

■Get Paid While you Learn
■Housing is Provided during the Summer Sessions in Washington DC
■Eligible Interns may work, part-time, while attending college during the school year
■Upon graduation, successful interns may obtain full-time, federal employment
■Flexible Work Schedule
■Ten Paid Holidays Per Year
■Commuter Subsidy
■Annual and Sick Leave
■Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
■Long Term Care Insurance
■Life Insurance
■Retirement Plan
■Thrift Savings Plan and Savings Bonds Purchases
■Flexible Spending Accounts

If more information is desired, you may consult

Series – Grade – Salary Information
GS - 2299 - 03 / 04 / 05 / 07 / 09

Intern pay will be based on the combination of credit hours and grades obtained, demonstration of leadership skills, involvement in extracurricular activities, and a number of other factors.

Nationwide pay charts may be found at http://www.opm.gov/oca/11tables/index.asp

Minimum Qualifications Include
■Be a U.S. Citizen
■Be currently enrolled full-time, in a 4-year accredited college or university in a Bachelors or Masters degree program (College study at an accredited 2-year college will be accepted if the credits are transferrable to and the student has a guaranteed transfer agreement to a 4-year accredited college or university toward completion of an applicable degree program)
■Be working towards a degree with a major or minor in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Cyber Security, Geo-Spatial Information Systems, and/or other related IT programs
■Be in good academic standing
■Successfully complete a background investigation

Other Information
For more information about the program, to interact with current and prospective interns and program administrators, and to be one of the first to know about upcoming internship opportunities, visit and become a member of the USDA-Academy at


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