Student Employment Programs


The Scientific, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Student Employment Program establishes a new direct-hire authority for students enrolled in STEM courses of study at an accreditation board for engineering and technology institution of higher education. The purpose of this direct-hire authority is to provide a streamlined and accelerated hiring process that allows AvMC to compete successfully with private industry for high-quality STEM students when filling scientific and engineering positions.

How to apply: Qualified candidates attending recruiting events can provide their resume to a representative attending the event, or submit their resume to:


Pathway programs

As of July 10, 2012 the final rule implementing the Pathways program was published. In effort to be more competitive in other sectors President Obama signed Executive Order 13562, entitled "Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates" on December 27, 2010.

Per OPM, this executive order established 2 new programs and modified another. They are the internship program for current students; the recent graduates program for people who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs (2 years from the date the graduate completed an academic course of study); and the reinvigorated Presidential Management Fellows Program for people who obtained an advanced degree (e.g. graduate or professional degree) within the preceding 2 years. These programs, collectively the pathways programs, are streamlined developmental programs tailored to promote employment opportunities for students and recent graduates in the federal workforce.

As directed by the executive order, OPM issued a final pathways rule to implement these programs. The final rule aims to improve recruiting efforts, offer clear paths to federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school to careers for recent graduates, and to provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their federal service.