About the organisation and internship:

Federal Highway Administration is offering the Pathways Intern, Student Trainee internship.

The Pathways Intern, Student Trainee (Contract Specialist) works in the Office of Acquisition and Grants Management (HCFA) and is introduced and instructed in the functional areas of the office which include:

  • Work closely with the Team Leader and senior staff within the team to assist in administering pre-award functions involving a full range of procurement actions, typically involving supplies, technical services or programs of research and development, specialized equipment or systems.
  • Participate in developmental assignments to gain an understanding of and capabilities to perform acquisition planning, scheduling procurement from the time of acceptance in HCFA through the award.
  • Assists with the development of solicitations, including clauses, subcontracting policy, set-asides, and pricing considerations.
  • Review procurement packages to determine the adequacy of information provided and the inclusion of all supporting documentation in accordance with the Procurement Request Checklist (i.e. – specifications, government cost estimate, availability of funds/funds certification, justifications, and statement of work).
  • Serve as primary contact for vendors and a variety of functional specialists, such as auditors, cost and price analysts, engineers, and legal counsel.

Location: Washington, DC, USA.

Who can apply:

  • The candidate must be at least 16 years of age
  • You must complete a background investigation
  • This position is NOT teleworking eligible; intern must work onsite
  • Review Required Documents section as documents are required by closing date
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • Must meet the requirements for the Internship Program.
  •  Must be enrolled at least half time at a qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate at least half-time.
  • Must complete a background investigation.
  • Selectee is required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine suitability for federal employment.
  • The candidate must maintain status as a current student while on this appointment.
  • The candidate must be related to the position.
  • The intern should be able to work at least 20 hours per week, depending on academic schedule, and preferably full-time during the summer.  This is position is not eligible for telework.
  • The intern will be required to work onsite.
  • The intern is in a trial period throughout the entire Pathways Internship appointment.

You must sign a Pathways Internship Program Participant Agreement; furnish course registration information at the start of each school term; and provide verification of academic status (transcript) at the end of each academic term.

Stipend:  $33,172 to $59,762 per year.

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