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The Internship opportunities are located within various offices and divisions within the Indian Health Service, Headquarters, in Rockville, Maryland. The positions include various administrative and office support positions. The Intern will report to the Director or supervisor as appointed within the office or division selected.
The Pathways Internship Program is designed to attract students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions (high school, home-school programs, vocational, technical, undergraduate, and graduate) with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while attending school or college. The Pathways Internship Program exposes students to jobs in the Federal Civil Service by providing meaningful developmental work at the beginning of their career to fully establish a career path.
Conversion to a term or permanent position is not mandatory or guaranteed. U.S. Citizenship is required to be eligible for conversion.
Interns may work full-time, part-time, and seasonal schedules.
The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is being announced concurrently under Delegated Examining procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-17-HQ-1932978-DE; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.