Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Graduate Internship

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The Education, Income Maintenance, and Labor (EIML) Division at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking graduate student applicants for an internship through the Pathways Internship Program.  The EIML Division is committed to creating a multicultural and supportive work environment and strongly encourages applications from graduate students who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Division. 

Pathways Internship Program

The Pathways Internship Program is a great opportunity for students to do paid work in the Federal government and get a foot in the door for a permanent position.  Pathways is a year-round, in-person internship and the intent of the position is that the student is able to work a total of 640 hours or more while in school in order to be eligible for non-competitive conversion into a permanent Federal position.  Pathways Interns are paid and should expect to commit between around 24 hours weekly during the regular academic year, and as many as 40 hours weekly when school is not in session.  The potential duration of the internship is 1-2 years.  The Pathway Intern must be concurrently enrolled in a graduate degree-seeking program based in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.  U.S. Citizenship is required.

Position Description

OMB serves the Executive Office of the President (EOP) in developing a Budget and legislative program, in overseeing execution of enacted legislation, and in implementing policy across the Executive Branch.  The Pathways Intern will prepare information for use by EOP officials, Congress, and the public, and work closely with others in EOP and other Federal agencies, often under short deadlines.  The ideal student would have a desire to provide analysis of social policy issues—including education programs, low-income support programs, Social Security, and labor programs—to identify significant factors, trends, budgetary issues and other effects, and recommend solutions. 


The posting will be available on USAJobs Monday, August 20:

Students will need to submit a cover letter, formatted USAJobs resume, and respond to a short questionnaire.  Note: this posting will remain open until Monday, September 10 or until 150 applications are received, whichever comes sooner. Previous postings have closed quickly, so we highly encourage qualified and interested students to apply as early as possible.  We will send a follow-up e-mail with the USAJobs link once the posting is available.

To provide students with the opportunity to learn more about the position and ask questions, the EIML Division is convening a series of three conferences calls:

  1. Friday, August 24, 2018 from 10:30am to 11:30am.
    Register here for this call.
  2.  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.
    Register here for this call.
  3. Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
    Register here for this call.


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