Internship/Co-Op, Jobs

Federal Internship and Employment Student Symposium

Are you interested in an internship experience that will take you to a higher level, or thinking about your next move after completing your studies?  Do you want an opportunity to contribute to others in an environment that makes the best use of your unique talents and skill sets?  Then you may want to consider a career with the Federal Government! There are a number of opportunities for paid internships that will offer you a perspective on how your education and skills can make you a great fit for public service, and for long-term careers in multiple fields due to the many mission areas represented by our Federal agencies.  If this sounds appealing, a great first step is to join us for the Federal Internship and Employment Student Symposium, which will take place on March 26, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT.

join us for a Virtual Symposium

With just a small investment of your time, you will learn how to prepare your Federal résumé to have the greatest impact when applying for Federal positions; and about the Federal Pathways Programs, which include internships leading to long-term careers, and career developmental programs for recent graduates, including those who aspire to executive-level positions in the Federal Government. Don’t miss this outstanding, potentially life-changing event.

 Use this link to register to participate virtually:


10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Welcome, Ms. Kamille Smith, Program Analyst, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Keynote Speaker, Mr. Cyrus A. Salazar, Director, Air Force Equal Opportunity

This session will provide an inside look at Mr. Salazar’s career path, the challenges he has faced, and powerful lessons picked up along his Federal journey.  This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions and get advice from someone who’s been there and can offer informed answers to your most pressing questions about public service.

10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Internship Opportunities with the Department of Energy,

Mr. James Hendrix, Program Analyst, Ms. Sandra Penaherrera, Program Analyst

 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Writing Your Federal Résumé, Mr. Todd Floersheim, Corporate Recruiter,   Department of Transportation

This briefing will offer strategies on developing and writing your Federal résumé.  By the end of this session, you will know the importance of your résumé in applying for Federal Jobs and why preparing a thorough résumé is the single best step you can take towards obtaining Federal Government employment; leave with tips and guidelines for improving your résumé; and learn how to use the USAJOBS Résumé Builder to create a new résumé.

 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

 1:00 p.m. – 2: 00 p.m. Pathways Programs for Interns and Recent Graduates, Kamille Smith

This presentation introduces you to the Pathways Programs (Internships, Recent Graduates and Presidential Management Fellows).  You will learn what each program offers, the basic requirements for each, how you can find and apply for Pathways positions, and employment potential after each program is complete.

 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Questions and Closing Remarks


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