The U.S. Department of State’s Pathways Internship Program includes both the Internship Temporary Program (ITEP) and the Internship Experience Program (IEP). Both programs are targeted toward U.S. citizens enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate school and professional academic levels. Both programs provide students with opportunities to explore Federal careers while being paid for the work performed. Interns in this program are appointed to permanent, excepted service appointments and do not have a not to exceed date. The appointment is expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions if they meet the developed qualification standards for the position. IEP interns are also eligible for federal employee benefits (e.g. life, health, and retirement). Like ITEP participants, IEP participants are eligible for noncompetitive conversions to the competitive service within 120 days of program completion. For specific inquiries on the Pathways Internship Programs (ITEP and IEP), please contact HRSC@state.gov View the forum for more information, or to post follow up questions. How to Apply We recommend that you register under Keep Me Informed to receive automatic notifications when these opportunities open. You can visit USAJobs to start the online application process and search for the specific vacancy announcement number when open.