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Pathways Intern (Summer Intern)

Company: Social Security Administration

Open: June 27, 2014

Close: July 3, 2014

Status: Temporary


The SSA Internship Program (Program) is to provide opportunities for students in high school, college, trade schools, and other qualifying educational institutions to explore Federal careers as paid employees while completing their education.

The intern will be given orientation to SSA and basic orientation in the functions and operations of the organization to which the intern is assigned.

This position is located in The Dalles Field Office at 401 E. 3rd Street, Suite 110, The Dalles, Oregon. This office offers flexible work schedules.

NOTE: This position is being filled on a temporary full-time basis NOT TO EXCEED 09/30/14.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

Internship Program Eligibility

Students must be: at least 16 years of age enrolled in or accepted for enrollment and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution be in good academic standing have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 as documented on the most recent grade report, carry at least a half-time course load as defined by the education institution (may carry less than half-time in the term immediately prior to graduating).

Proof of enrollment (e.g. transcripts or letter of enrollment) MUST be provided with your application package.


Work assigned to the Intern is of an administrative, professional, or analytical nature to develop interns towards their target position.

The Intern administers or performs work involved in management analysis; correspondence; mail and file work; the operation of office applicances; procurement of the most effective and efficient communications services; duplicating equipment; and other work of a general clerical and administrative nature.


Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Selective Service Registration required for male applicants, unless exempt
  • Security and/or Background Investigation Required
  • Enrolled in or accepted for enrollment and seeking a degree
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
For GS-2 through GS-3: Not Applicable - See Substituting Education below

Substituting Education

If you are qualifying for this position based on completed education at an accredited U.S. college, university, or other educational institution, you must provide a copy of your transcripts or other proof of education.

NOTE: Education completed in a foreign institution must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs. It is the applicant's responsibility to acquire U.S. Certification and provide it at the time of application. For a list of Credential Evaluation Services, log on to: Credential Evaluation Services.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Your Résumé
  • Transcripts/Enrollment Letter
  • The Occupational Questionnaire
  • Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
  • The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, July 03, 2014.

To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents to upload your documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for
this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.

NOTE: Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in an ineligible rating.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete the United States Government Application Cover Page using the following 1155099. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online

1. View and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire,

2. Print the 1203FX (Form C) to provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire; and

3. Fax the completed 1203FX and supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

Due to our security procedures, our office will not accept any applications submitted via email or standard mail. The email address is listed only for inquiries about the position or the How to Apply process.

Required Documents 

All supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of the vacancy announcement to claim certain types of preference or qualify on the basis of education.

Application materials available at: 


Kelly A. Prater
Phone: (206)615-2164

EEO & Affirmative Action Statements

EEO & Affirmative Action Statements: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex
(including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.