Physical Sciences Interns

Forest Service | Riverside, CA

Posted Date 11/23/2021
Description The Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. These Student Trainee positions will be filled as Intern not-to-exceed appointments.

Please see the Requirements - Education section for information on the duty locations and contacts of these positions.You are required to meet the eligibility requirements of the Internship program, as described below in order to be considered for this position. You must meet all the eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to:


Applicants must meet Pathways Intern Program Eligibility Requirements as shown below by the closing date of the announcement. *Spring 2022 graduates will be required to provide proof of continued enrollment in the form of transcripts, acceptance letter or other appropriate documentation for Summer 2022 or Fall 2022 at the time of tentative selection. If no proof of continued enrollment is provided at that time, you will no longer be eligible for this internship.
  • You must meet the definition of a student that is, be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited technical or vocational school, two-year or four-year college or university, graduate, or professional school. You must be taking at least a half-time academic course load leading to a degree or certificate. A certificate program is defined as a post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.
  • Applicants must be seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) and be in good academic standing (GPA of 2.5 or equivalent) to qualify for the intern program and to stay throughout the duration of their intern program. *If your school uses an alternate grading system, you must submit proof and explanation of the grading system with your application or you will not be considered for this position.
  • Position Qualifications: Applicants must meet position qualifications requirements as shown below at the time of appointment. Entrance on duty dates for appointment may be made as early as Spring of 2022. The agency must be able to verify that the education was completed successfully before the applicant can be appointed.

Basic Requirement:
The minimum qualification requirements for each grade level of this vacancy announcement are described below:

Note: One full academic year of undergraduate; graduate; vocational; trades; technical or high school is the number of credit hours by the college, university, or school to represent one year of full-time study.
  • GS-03: Completion of 1 full academic year of post-high school study.
  • GS-04: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree.
  • GS-05: Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.

These positions may be converted to any position with a Full Performance Level not to exceed GS-09. Conversion to a position with a full performance level of GS-09 is not guaranteed, you may or may not be offered conversion.

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