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Looking for Student Employment?

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Many high school and college students are able to gain experience and lucrative connections through temporary employment positions while they are in school. While these positions are often administrative, they provide young people with a gateway into the federal workforce while they continue their educational endevours.


What is the Student Educational Employment Program?


The Student Educational Employment Program has two components; student temporary employment and student career experience. It is available to all levels of students: high school, vocational and technical, associate degree, baccalaureate degree, graduate degree, and professional degree students.


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Student Temporary Employment Component

Job opportunities under this component offer you temporary employment. Employment can range from summer jobs to positions that can last for as long as you are a student. These employment opportunities need not necessarily be related to your academic field of study.


Student Career Experience Component


This component offers you valuable work experience directly related to your academic field of study. It provides formal periods of work and study while you are attending school. It requires a commitment by you, your school, and the employing Federal agency. You may be eligible for permanent employment under this component after successfully completing your education and meeting work requirements.


Program Features Under Both Components


Students may be employed year round.

  • Flexible schedule of work assignments.
  • Open to all students…high school, under-graduate, graduate, and vocational/technical

Eligibility Requirements


You are eligible under the Student Educational Employment Program if you are:

  1. A student enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student (diploma, certificate, etc.)
  2. At least the minimum age required by Federal, state or local laws and standards governing the employment of minors,
  3. Taking at least half-time academic or vocational and technical course load in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school, and a U.S. citizen or a national (resident of American Samoa or Swains Island).

Non-citizens may be eligible for employment if:

  1. permitted by a Federal agency’s appropriation act, and
  2. eligible to work under U.S. immigration laws. U.S. citizenship is required for conversion to permanent employment under the Student Career Experience Component.

Employment Outlook


“Highly competitive” and “talented” both describe the current and future employment needs of the Federal public service. Like the private sector, organizations throughout Government are undergoing streamlining and restructuring to become more efficient and less costly to operate. This means that fewer jobs are available in most industries, including Government.

However, many Federal agencies are still recruiting for specific occupations where Government needs to provide critical services, maintain its technical expertise, and attract students who demonstrate the skills and abilities the Government needs.


Next Steps


Students may contact their school guidance office, career planning and placement office, teachers, or Federal agency employment office where they are interested in working. They may also visit the OPM website at this address.


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    afolabi

    almost 6 years ago

    6 comments

    it's great.my name is olaniyi i am also interested in how to get government job , am an civil engineer under contruction (cabinet maker) kindly inform me. thank you

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    Thulasi

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I'm also interested in how to get government Job. Please reply with something that'll help me.

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    pawankr82

    almost 7 years ago

    2 comments

    helo...my name Pawan Kumar, pursuing M.tech (Spatial Information Technology) from Indore, n am also interseted how to get govt. job...
    Thanking You :)

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    patricia324

    about 6 years ago

    8 comments

    How can i recieve an application for the student employment program. Can I have an listing for the federal listing for in the state of Pittsburgh and the out skirts

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    comp101

    about 6 years ago

    10 comments

    today is march 20, 2008 there will be no more wondering whether your too late or too early u cant imagine life easy because ur life is not guaranteed to be here tomorrow.

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    comp101

    about 6 years ago

    10 comments

    i know i have what it taks to be very successful in life an cant anyone tell me differnent there are many obstacles we as people must come across in life an guidence is one. you will always need that guide to show you the way either its sign in front of you or u have to go some place else to git it an thats what alot of people haven't graps yet; ur life is wat u mak wat u want it to be cuz nothin will be just handed to you even if it does run in family the members of your family just didn't get it out of bag they earn it an thats wat im going to do . in my eyes an my destiny it is willed that i will accomplish my goals an than pat everybody else on the backs because they never gave up an thats what i was told regardless; they told nothing will be what i expected an expect the unexpected they told me i wont an cant get big w/o being small first; i understand that; it is all work an no play when it comes to your life because the more you play with it the faster it will pass you buy you have to know that dont wait for anything to come to you because you will be waiting your whole life. it diffently comes a time in our life were we must face reality i have seen it i felt it i live im tried im so sick of criing out my little heart cuase i made a big mistake but i have learned from the biggest one of all times do your best to success an u will get there no matter the cost pay the toll eat the grass an you will get that A you been lookin for ;this is keyana carr writing to who ever wants to listen i somebody even though i have nothing to show forth im only 19 years of age an as long as i go for the best an prey i will make it .
    thank you an good nite

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    sabina1

    about 6 years ago

    6 comments

    it's great.i am also interested in how to get government job .thank you

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    DELPHINESMITH

    over 6 years ago

    6 comments

    HELLO, MY NAME IS ANNA D. SMITH AND I HAVE MADE ATTEMPT IN APPLYING FOR FEDERAL GOV. JOBS. I HAVE THREE BROTHERS WORKING FOR THE GOVERNMENT AND I AM A STUDENT IN COLLEGE . REGARDLESS OF AGE PREFERENCE AND HAVING EXPERIENCE WORKING FOR THE STATE MAY I HAVE A LISTING OF FEDERAL POSITIONS IN ATLANTA ,GA. THANK YOU

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    esenais

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Great article. Informative and concise. But what about the 50t crowd. I'm also interested in how to get government work. Please reply with something that'll help me.

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