U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Student Trainee (Administrative and Office Support) (Internship) in Little Rock, Arkansas

Job Overview

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

The Department of the Army Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students currently enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work and get paid while exploring federal careers through a job with the Department of the Army.

About the Position:

This is a Student Trainee (Administrative & Office Support), GS-0399-02 Summer Hire position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Little Rock District. This appointment is temporary not to exceed 120 days.

The nature of this appointment does not guarantee conversion to a career/career-conditional appointment as it is only intended to fill a temporary need of the organization.

Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Intern Program. Click herefor more information on Pathways program participation.

Who May Apply:

Students who are eligible for participation in the Department of the Army Internship Program

Positions are open to current students pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution.

Proof of current/future enrollment (ex. transcript, class schedule, enrollment verification, etc) is required at the time of application. Applicants who graduated in Spring 2017 MUST submit proof of continuing education in order to be considered for a summer internship.

Proof of future enrollment will be verified before appointment. Students must also be taking (at least) a half-time course load, as defined by the school.


As an Intern, your supervisor will closely control work and provide assignments. You will perform tasks that are recurring in nature, and work will be checked for accuracy and completeness. The purpose of this position is to provide general office support and assistance to the organizational unit and the following are some of the tasks involved in this position:

  • Answer calls and deliver telephone messages
  • Create and print a variety of standardized correspondence, reports, memoranda, and tabular material
  • Transmit, receive, and acknowledge electronic mail and messages
  • Type labels, envelopes and simple forms
  • Date-stamp and route incoming mail
  • Perform simple filing duties
  • Update manual logs
  • Operate fax machines and copy machines
Supervisory Status


Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Enrolled Students, Current Interns

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Internship for current students in good standing at an accredited school
  • Background Investigation may be required
  • Must meet the Pathways Program requirements
  • Must sign a Pathways Program participant agreement
  • Moving expenses and temporary housing will not be provided
  • Work schedule is dependent on academic schedule

The ideal candidate for this internship has completed High School or has a GED and is enrolled in college. Candidate has or is currently taking classes related to administrative work such as business, computer or data entry.

*To qualify for a Pathways Internship at the GS-02, students must have high school or possess a GED. *

This is a student internship opportunity. Your transcripts are a required part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

Other Requirements:

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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the program requirements. Your resume, transcripts, and other supporting documents will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the online questionnaire. Eligible applicants will be placed into the ideal, strong, and eligible categories.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL


Department of the Army Pathways Interns receive many of the same benefits as permanent civil service employees. The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance (length of employment and time in pay status conditions apply for interns)
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment
  • Paid employment-related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.
Other Information
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474477300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-15 to 2017-07-19

Salary: $23,966 to $30,161 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 02

Series: 0399 Administration And Office Support Student Trainee

Appointment type: Internships NTE 120 Days

Work schedule: Part Time 32 hours

Job announcement number: SWHB171372461987463PIR

Control number: 474477300