A SUMMER EXPERIENCE
Are you looking for a summer experience that allows you to work along side people who manage the day-to-day business of our Nation? The Federal Government may have the right opportunity for you. Summer job opportunities are available in Federal agencies throughout the United States and cover a wide variety of positions.
HOW TO FIND SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Use the Office of Personnel Management's USAJOBS.gov website, the official job site of the US Federal Government. It's your one-stop source for most Summer Federal jobs and employment information. Additional vacancies may be posted on specific Federal agency websites, and/or at career placement offices. Job seekers can access worldwide current job opportunity announcements, employment information fact sheets, applications and forms, and in most instances, apply for jobs online. Complete job announcements can be retrieved from this website, and there is an Online Resume Builder feature. Using the resume builder, job seekers can create online resumes specifically designed for applying for Federal jobs or upload a resume already created. Resumes created using the resume builder can be printed from the system for faxing or mailing to employers; and saved and edited for future use. For many of the vacancies listed, job seekers can submit resumes created through this site directly to hiring agencies through an electronic submission process. You can also access the same information via an interactive voice response telephone system which can be reached at 1/703-724-1850 or TDD 1/978-461-8404.Local telephone companies charge for long-distance calls.
HOW TO FILE WITH FEDERAL AGENCIES
Once you have located the summer job and are sure that you meet the work experience and/or education requirements, complete the application form(s) requested in the agency's job opportunity announcement. Be sure to specify the title of the job and the announcement number on your application. If additional information is needed, it will be included in the agency's announcement and should be submitted at the time you apply.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have questions about your application after it has been submitted, you should contact the agency directly. You should provide the agency with enough information to easily locate your application (e.g., name, summer job vacancy announcement number, job title, and date submitted).
It is important to start your job search early! Application filing dates vary with each agency. Be sure to check the job opportunity announcement deadlines.
Governmentwide Hiring Programs for Students – Current students who are primarily interested in part-time or seasonal work should consider the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP), the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP), or various internships, summer jobs, and volunteer experiences. Individuals interested in starting a Federal career may be interested in SCEP, the Federal Career Intern Program, or the Presidential Management Fellows Program (graduate students). Search student jobs above.
Entry Level Employment upon Graduation – Individuals with an Associate's degree or equivalent will generally be considered at the GS-4, with a Bachelor's degree at the Grade 5 (GS-7 with superior academic achievement), with a Master's degree at the GS-9, and a PhD at the GS-11. Simply search for jobs you qualify for and follow the instructions on how to apply. Search for employment opportunities.
Additional Opportunities for Students – Discover other educational employment opportunities, including Apprenticeships, Cooperatives, Fellowships, Grants, Internships and Scholarships. These opportunities are available to eligible students from high school through doctorate level. The programs are offered throughout the year, with durations varying from 6 weeks to several years. Application requirements and deadlines will differ for each program. Read and comply with all application instructions listed for each individual opportunity. Search for additional opportunities for students.
The Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) provides Federal employment opportunities to students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as degree seeking students taking at least a half-time academic, technical, or vocational course load in an accredited high school, technical, vocational, 2 or 4 year college or university, graduate or professional school. The STEP provides maximum flexibility to both students and managers because the nature of the work does not have to be related to the student's academic or career goals which benefits both agencies and students. Agencies can discover first-hand the abilities of a potential employee.
Appointments made under the Student Educational Employment Program authority can help agencies meet their needs to:
continuously recruit and develop talented employees to support changing agency missions;
ensure that the Government can meet its professional, technical, and administrative needs;
and achieve a quality and diverse workforce.
The Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) provides work experience which is directly related to the student's academic program and career goals. Agencies can bring well educated graduates into their workforce while at the same time give their managers the ability to evaluate the student's performance in real work situations. Students, on the other hand, can avail themselves of such flexibilities as year round employment and flexible work schedules and assignments. Students in the SCEP gain exposure to public service while enhancing their educational goals and shaping their career choices. Students in the SCEP may be non-competitively converted to term, career or career-conditional appointments following completion of their academic and work experience requirements.
Student Career Experience Program
The Student Career Experience Program continues to be a strong recruitment source for Federal agencies. There is a need to attract diverse and talented students with skills which will be critical to the future workforce needs of the Federal Government. The arrangements for such jobs are developed under the Federal Student Educational Employment Program. That program provides for work-study partnerships between the students, the educational institutions, and various Federal agencies. The value of participating in the Student Career Experience Program is two-fold:
It enriches the educational process by giving students relevant job experiences; and,
It provides Federal employers with an opportunity to take an active role in developing their future workforce.
The Student Career Experience Program gives students a "jump start" in their chosen career fields by providing valuable, paid work experience while they are still in school. After completion of their academic and work requirements, students may be eligible for permanent employment. The Student Career Experience Program Features:
Open to students from high school through graduate or professional schools, including technical and vocational schools;
Provides an opportunity to gain work experience directly related to an academic field of study;
Allows for a flexible work schedule on a part-time or full-time basis;
Allows students to earn leave credit for illness and vacation; and
Includes health and life insurance options
Students are eligible for the Student Career Experience Program if they are:
Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree student (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited institution; and,
At least the minimum age required by Federal, state or local laws and standards governing the employment of minors; and,
Taking at least half-time academic or vocational or technical course load in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school; and
A U.S. citizen or a national (resident of American Samoa or Swains Island).
Non-citizens may be eligible for employment if:
permitted by a Federal agency's appropriations act; and
eligible to work under U.S. Immigration laws.
U.S. citizenship is required for conversion to permanent employment upon completion of this program.
SIX FLAGS AMUSEMENT PARK - Flexible hours available for students with strong leadership, organizational and communication skills. Apply online at www.sixflagsjobs.com or call the employment hotline at 301-249-1500.
MONTGOMERY WORKS is a free employment service of the Montgomery County Dept. of Economic Development and the MD Dept. of Labor, Licensing & Regulation. Check out employment opportunities on www.montgomeryworks.com and apply online or call 301-929-6880.
SAFEWAY STORES HIRING EVENT - Please complete an online application now at www.safeway.com/careers, or at any Safeway employment kiosk.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY RECREATION DEPARTMENT Looking for a seasonal job this summer? The MCRD is recruiting camp counselors for their summer camps. Minimum age is 16 years old. If you enjoy the outdoors, sports, performing arts, fitness or crafts, then this is the opportunity for you! Employees will be selected based on activity skills, enthusiasm and ability to work with children. Background checks are mandated by state law for these positions. Spanish speaking bilinguals are encouraged to apply. APPLY NOW! Applications can be found in the Blake Career Center. For more information: 240-777-6870.Other positions exist with MCRD in Therapeutic Recreation (helping students with disabilities) year-round (evening/weekend hrs).Teens qualify for student service learning hours, but in many cases volunteer hours lead to a paid position for exemplary students. Therapeutic Recreation volunteers receive paid training and are not required to provide personal care for the disabled. Please call 301-468-4540 for more information regarding volunteering with MCRD. Brochures available in the Career Center at Blake H.S.
PAID & VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AT THE NATIONAL ZOO - Check out job opportunities for information aides, retail associates, foodservice associates, groundskeepers, traffic associates, birthday party aides, etc. on www.fonz.org. Excellent starting pay, merchandise discounts, employee incentives, leadership opportunities, metro accessible, and more. Apply Mon-Fri,9:00-4:00 at the FONZ Human Resources Office: FONZ/NZP, 3001Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008. Volunteer positions available (application in Blake CC). Students 16 years of age or older are eligible. Call Debbi Hannibal, Teen Programs Supervisor,202-633-3052 or email: email@example.com. Fax: 202-673-0289
UPS EARN & LEARN PROGRAM United Parcel Service (UPS) offers up to $23,000 in educational assistance to high school students who are at least 17 years old and able to lift up to 70 lbs. Part-time warehouse shifts are available Monday through Friday from 3-1/2 to 5 hours each day. In addition to educational benefits, students earn an hourly wage of $8.50, paid weekly. The UPS warehouse is located in Laurel (Burtonsville area), so reliable transportation is a must. Call 301-497-1064 or visit the website: www.upsjobs.com.
COMCAST - High School Internships Comcast is now hiring high school interns! (Seniors only!) Requirements: 3.5 GPA, senior, proficient in MS Office, strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal & organizational skills, flexible, ability to work in fast-paced environment. This internship is for a3-month period and is available immediately. Send resume by email to: Ashley Dubose at: Ashley_Dubose@cable. comcast.com or call 301-625-3429 for more information.
TUTORS NEEDED - Great part-time job! SCORE! helps children of all learning levels, K-10, make academic progress in a fun and motivating environment. SCORE is seeking Advantage Coaches to provide tutoring (including SAT prep) and be academic role models. Requirements: min. GPA 3.0, H.S. diploma preferred; completion of Algebra 2; weekday/weekend availability(min. 10 hrs./wk); clear background check; enjoys working with children. Apply by visiting the Colesville center: 13460 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, 301-384-5047.
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT - Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Positions are available for high school & college students at Reagan National Airport (DC) & Dulles International Airport (VA) for responsible students. Attend one of the student open house sessions this spring --www.mwaa.com. Be prepared to interview, complete application online and bring a copy of your transcript. Applicant s must be at least 17 years old, have a minimum of 2.5GPA, and pass a background investigation.
POOL COMPANIES HIRING! Many pool companies are hiring lifeguards, operators , gate guards, assistant managers & supervisors. Training available; no work experience necessary, full & part-time. Community Pool Service: www.communitypools.com or 1-800-966-2500U.S. Aquatics: 301-210-4200
WALT DISNEY WORLD COLLEGE PROGRAM Disney Career Start Program is a structured living, learning & earning program for high school grads who are unsure of their future path and looking for a new experience that will provide them more than just a job. They live-in secure, multicultural environment while receiving training as a cast member at the Walt Disney World resort. A recruitment team is traveling around the nation to hire high school grads with talent. Visit website: www.disneycareerstart.com for dates and times or call 407-828-1736.
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