Learn about internships and other career development opportunities in the federal government for current students and recent graduates with the Pathways Program. The program allows students to choose among three programs (internship, recent graduates, and fellowship), giving them the opportunity to work part time and transition smoothly into a job after school. Full-time and part-time opportunities, as well as paid opportunities, are available.
The internship program is for current students in high school, college, trade school, or other qualifying educational institutions. The recent graduate program is for those who graduated within the past 2 years from a qualifying educational institution, offering career training and a mentorship. The fellowship program is for recent graduates with an advanced degree, such as a master’s, doctorate, or juris doctorate (i.e., law degree). Other opportunities, including the U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program and the Virtual Student Foreign Service, also are available. Check frequently for new and updated positions.