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Internship Temporary Program (ITEP)
Opportunity Details

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. The temporary nature of the ITEP allows for interns to work during seasonal and holiday breaks in academic programs as well as year-round. Interns in this program are appointed to temporary appointments, not to exceed one year or their projected graduation date (whichever is shorter) and extensions may be made in one year increments. The positions to which the interns are appointed have no promotion potential, therefore, students must apply through USAJobs to be considered for higher-graded positions. ITEP participants are not eligible for benefits until completion of one year of continuous employment. Once this requirement is met, ITEP participants are eligible for health benefits; however they must pay the full premium. ITEP participants are eligible for noncompetitive conversions to the competitive service within 120 days of completion of the Pathways Program. For specific inquiries on the Pathways Internship Programs (ITEP and IEP), please contact 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.