John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field Student Trainee (Administrative) - NASA Pathways Intern Employment Program in Cleveland, Ohio

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

To receive consideration, you must submit a resume and answer NASA-specific questions. The NASA questions appear after you submit your resume and are transferred to the NASA web site. If you successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as 'Received'. If your status is 'Application Status Not Available', you have not successfully applied. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to confirm successful application. Only an email from NASA confirms a successful application.

* This is an appointment expected to start no earlier than September 2017, and last at least 1 calendar year. Applicants must have at least 1 calendar year remaining in their studies before they complete their degree requirements. The expected completion date you enter in the NASA supplemental questionnaire will be used in making this determination, and applicants who indicate a graduation date prior to September 2018 will be found ineligible.*

The NASA Pathways Intern Program provides students with the opportunity to explore NASA careers and gain meaningful developmental work experience. This is a formal training program consisting of rotational periods of study and work. Specialized training is designed to accelerate an employee to the full performance level. The participant completes assigned duties, tasks, readings, and developmental activities specified in the Program. Participants receive formal periodic assessments of progress and sign a Pathways Agreement.

The Pathways Intern will be working in the Logistics and Technical Information Division which provides a broad range of institutional services in support of NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) program, project, research and institutional needs. These services include Logistics Services, Media Services, Records Management and Archives/History, Library and Learning Center, Metrology Services, Administrative and Clerical Services, Janitorial Services, and Waste Management. Many of these services are provided through support service contracts. LTID is staffed with a team of professionals who provide programmatic oversight and management of these services to ensure they meet contractual requirements, regulatory and policy requirements, and are aligned to meet the needs of the GRC.

The Intern will be converting to a Logistics Management Specialist with a full performance to the GS-12 level.


The Intern will provide support for all logistics services, including the oversight of programs and contracted services to include: internal and external transportation services; vehicle fleet management and repair; freight traffic management; shipment of freight; mail distributions and delivery of materials, equipment and packages; acquisition of stores, stock, furniture, fuels, propellants, chemicals, and other hazardous materials; inventory, contract property, and equipment management; receiving and warehousing of stores, stock, supplies, hazardous materials, furniture, idle or excess property, and instruments; excess property acquisition, redistribution and disposal; solid waste, scrap metal removal, recycling, and custodial services; furniture management, including the coordination of acquisitions and moving services; safety and environmental related programs.

Supervisory Status


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

U.S. citizens and nationals who are enrolled students or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis in accredited educational institutions.

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • Pursuing a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 30 semester hrs completed.
  • Available to work at least 640 hours prior to completion of degree.
  • Expected completion date at least 1 calendar year from date of appointment.

The following major(s) are preferred:

  • Business Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Transportation Management
  • Supply Chain Management To be eligible for this position, you must:
  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment;
  • Be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in an accredited educational institution leading to a bachelor's degree or higher with at least 30 semester hours completed;
  • Be enrolled at least half-time as defined by your educational institution; and
  • Have and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.90 (on a 4.00 scale).
  • Have at least one calendar year remaining in your studies by the start date of the appointment. Graduation date is determined by the information provided by you, the candidate. * Your answers to the NASA Supplemental Questions will be used for initial qualifications. If you do not meet the position requirements based on your answers, you will not be considered for the position.*

The grade level you qualify for is based on education: GS-4/1 ($30,543 pa) - Completion of 1 academic year of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's degree or higher (1 academic year is the equivalent of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours).

GS-5/1 ($34,171 pa) - Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's degree or higher (2 academic years is the equivalent of 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours).

GS-6/1 ($38,091 pa) - Completion of 3 academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's degree or higher (3 academic years is the equivalent of 90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours). The GS-6 level is the full performance level for undergraduate students.

Pathways candidates must be pursuing or planning to pursue a standard professional curriculum in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree or higher.

U.S. EDUCATION: Institutions located within the United States that have attained accreditation are listed on the U.S. Department of Education's website. To verify your institution's accreditation, please access this website '' A complete listing of all institutions, including those located outside of U.S. territories, may be found in Accredited Institutions of Post-Secondary Education, a handbook published annually by the American Council on Education (ACE).

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, 'Click Here'

You will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you are found qualified, you may be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official. If you are selected, you will be notified by phone or email with a tentative job offer pending verification that you meet all eligibility and qualification requirements. An official, written firm job offer will only be issued once all requirements have been verified.


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Other Information

You must meet eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

You will be considered for the highest grade for which you qualify. Interns may be promoted to higher grades based on the amount of education completed, student trainee work experience, and acceptable performance. However, promotions are not guaranteed.

You will be expected to comply with policies located at: 'Glenn Pathways Website'.

You will serve a trial period for the duration of the Intern appointment.

* This is an appointment expected to start no earlier than September 2017, and last at least 1 year. Applicants must have at least 1 calendar year remaining in their studies before they complete their degree requirements by the start date of this position. The expected graduation date you enter in the NASA supplemental questionnaire will be used in making this determination.*

Interns may work schedules not to exceed 1,040 hours per fiscal year (part-time or full-time on an intermittent basis). The supervisor and Intern will agree on a formally-arranged schedule of school and work rotations. A rotation is a defined period of work or school study, usually a semester, a summer, or a quarter in length. Interns must complete 640 hours of work in order to be eligible for conversion to the competitive service. Although this vacancy announcement is advertised for multiple grade levels, it is not intended to convey any implication nor expectation that positions will be filled at all grade levels.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional positions within 90 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Interns may be considered for conversion to a term or permanent appointment within 120 days of completion of degree requirements provided they:

  • Successfully completed an academic course of study with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.90 (on a 4.00 scale);
  • Complete a minimum of 640 hours of work experience before completing degree requirements;
  • Meet the qualification requirements for the position to which they are converted; and
  • Maintain acceptable performance. Eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that NASA will offer conversion. If you are tentatively selected for this position, you may be required to undergo a pre-employment background investigation.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, who are 18 but not yet 26 years old, must be registered with the selective service system (or have an exemption) to be eligible for federal employment. For additional information or to register, click here.

Fair Employment Opportunities for Applicants NASA Credit for National Service

The payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-09 to 2017-08-30

Salary: $30,543 to $38,091 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 4 - 6

Series: 0399 Administration And Office Support Student Trainee

Appointment type: Internships

Work schedule: Part Time

Job announcement number: GR17I0011

Control number: 476394300