This Internship opportunity will start no sooner than April
Please note that if you are a Spring or Summer 2021 graduate,
you will not be eligible for this Internship opportunity unless you
are accepted for enrollment at a qualifying educational institution
seeking an additional degree (diploma, Certificate, degree program,
etc.) or an advanced degree. You must submit proof of acceptance
along with your current transcripts for consideration.
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NOAA is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented students
who are pursuing a degree or certificate program in an accredited
educational institution for our Summer Intern Program. The NOAA
Summer Intern Program targets students currently enrolled (or
currently enrolled and accepted for enrollment) in a degree-seeking
or Certificate program at least on a half-time basis. (Applicants
who do not meet the definition of student by the closing date of
the announcement will not be considered).
Due to the current global situation, applicants may be eligible
to work remotely. This is depending on the hiring office's needs
and will be worked out on a case by case basis.
- Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be
paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses
associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the
sole responsibility of the selected employee.
As a Student Trainee (Financial Management), you will receive
on-the-job training and perform routine financial management
assignments under supervisory instructions on objectives,
limitations, priorities, and deadlines, such as conducting studies
to identify, analyze, and recommend solutions to finance and budget
problems; assisting higher-grade specialists in performing analyses
and evaluations; and creating various spreadsheets, databases, and
This position is not in the bargaining unit.
0599 Financial Management Student Trainee
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.
- Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint
- Must be suitable for Federal employment.
- Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable
- Must sign a Pathways Programs Participant Agreement.
- A minimum one year trial period will be required.
- Must be at least 16 years of age at the time of
This position requires a low risk clearance.
Upon successful completion of the Pathways Internship Program
and completion of their academic degree or Certificate program,
individuals may be non-competitively converted to a term position
or permanent position in the Competitive Service. (see Other
Intern and Interns NTE must:
- Be accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree or
certificate in a qualifying educational institution on a half-time
to full-time basis (as determined by the educational
- Meet the definition of a student throughout the duration of
- Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the agency's
Participant Agreement with the Intern and;
- Meet the qualification standards (e.g., series and grade) for
Applicants must demonstrate proof of enrollment for the Spring
2021 or equivalent term, by submitting an official proof of
enrollment letter from a qualifying educational institution or a
transcript indicating courses to be taken in the Spring 2021 or
equivalent term. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel
System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and
structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay
plan, and pay band. The ZA-2 is equivalent to the GS-7/9.
This vacancy may be used to fill other Student Intern
(Administration), ZA-0599-2 positions throughout NOAA. The position
must be alike (e.g.: the same qualifications and eligibility
requirements as indicated in this vacancy announcement).
For the purpose of filling positions in multiple MD locations in
the future, the certificate(s) for this position may also be used
to fill positions in College Park, MD, Suitland, MD, Greenbelt, MD
or Silver Spring, MD.
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are
based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal
qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office
of Personnel Management's website located at: https://www.opm.gov/policy.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including
volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace
Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;
philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and
skills and can provide valuable training and experience that
translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for
all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
To qualify at the ZA-2 or GS-07 level:
Completion of one full year of graduate-level education.
Superior Academic Achievement as demonstrated by a related
bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with one
of the following. NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your
application clearly states how you meet one of the provisions
- A grade point average (GPA) of 2.9 or higher based on a 4.0
scale for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed
in the last 2 full years of undergraduate study.
Previous related education and/or experience.
Special Provisions/or Interns with Previous Related Education or
Experience. Previous education and/or experience may be evaluated
to determine the highest grade level for which the individual is
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the Financial
Management above, applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks)
of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-2 or GS-05 in the
Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the
- Assisting with preparing and updating executive level financial
- Assist with system and report validation efforts.
- Assist in filing, maintaining, retrieving, circulating, and
Definition of Student: Student is defined as an individual
accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma,
or certificate) in a qualifying academic institution, on a half or
full-time basis. Half-time is defined by the educational
institution in which the student is enrolled. Students do not have
to be in actual physical attendance in school, online curriculums
are acceptable as long as the school is accredited by the
Department of Education.
All academic degrees or course work must be completed in an
educational institution that has obtained accreditation from an
accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx.
College Transcript: Applicants must submit a copy of their
college transcript that lists college courses, course title, and
number of credit hours. You may submit an unofficial copy of the
transcript at the initial phase of the application process, but an
official certified copy must be received before you can report to
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification
requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency
with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Additional information can be found here:
Proof of Enrollment: NOAA will use applicant's transcript as
proof of enrollment in the identified college/university provided
it demonstrates definition of eligible student. A letter from an
educational institution indicating acceptance may be used as proof
of enrollment for those students who are continuing studies at a
new college or university or for those student whose transcripts do
not reflect in-progress courses. An official transcript will be
required before you can report to duty.