Special Hiring Initiatives

Career Internship Opportunities

Executive Order 13562 established the “Pathways” program as of July 10, 2012, which consists of the following:

Internship Program - The Pathways Internship Program is for current students and replaces the existing SCEP and STEP. Participants will be referred to as “interns” and must be enrolled in qualifying institutions, as determined by OPM.  Interns must have meaningful work experience and agencies must set clear expectations regarding their work experience.

Recent Graduates Program – This program is intended to promote careers with the Federal government by providing individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying education institutions or programs with developmental experiences in the Federal Government.  Participants will be referred to as “recent graduates” and must have obtained a qualifying degree, or completed a qualifying career or technical education program, as determined by OPM, within the preceding 2 years, except for veterans who due to military service obligations, must be appointed within 6 years of obtaining a qualifying degree or completing a qualifying program. 

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program – This program is applicable to individuals from a variety of academic disciplines at the graduate level.  Participants will continue to be known as PMFs or Fellows and must have received, within the preceding 2 years, a qualifying advanced degree.

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For additional information about USACE employment or to find out more about the USACE mission, please visit http://www.usace.army.mil/employment.

For more information on applying to USACE positions, please visit https://usace.usajobs.gov/.


Fellowships thru Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

STEM Internship Thru Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) - The Institute for Water Resources partners with the Department of Energy, Office of Science, ORAU/ORISE Program to connect with the most talented and diverse students, recent graduates, faculty and educators in the STEM field.  We routinely recruit fellows through this program to work with us. 

ORISE administers a broad range of internships, fellowships, and research experiences available primarily to those pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines, including undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates, postdocs, and university faculty members. Programs are offered at DOE national laboratories and other federal agencies with research facilities located across the country as well as some locations outside the United States. 

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Visit the ORISE Site to learn more and find our latest postings.