Student Trainee (Admin Support Assistant)
Americans enjoy and expect reliable, secure, and efficient critical infrastructures. Most people can turn on the tap, take public transit,make a call, and place a financial transaction without wondering whether it will be safe or thinking about the technology working in the background to make these things happen.
We want it to stay that way, which is why the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was created. Our nation is vulnerable to an ever-evolving range of threats, from terrorists or cyber attacks to natural disasters. Our mission is to reduce the risk from these threats and make our people, places, spaces, data and networks resilient and secure. Join the team that is Defending Today, Securing Tomorrow!
Pathways Internship Program
The Pathways Internship Program is designed to offer current students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while completing their education. These internships provide a path to careers at CISA and allow qualifying individuals the opportunity to gain meaningful training and career development experience. Once onboard, interns may continue to work, either part-time or full-time, until their graduation date. Upon graduation, interns may be eligible for
non-competitive conversion to a permanent position.
Eligibility requirements include:
•U.S. Citizenship is required; Minimum age is 16
•Transcripts are required. Unofficial transcripts are accepted
•Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 throughout the internship
•Must be an enrolled student at both the time of application AND at the time the internship begins to meet eligibility requirements; must remain at least a part-time student throughout the internship
•Must be able to work 640 hours (equivalent to 4 full-time months) prior to graduation for conversion eligibility
•Ability to obtain and maintain a background investigation
Selected students will perform duties in business administration, business management, office management, financial management, external engagement/outreach, program management, and/or project management. Students may be placed in a wide variety of offices with differing functions across the agency. Duties and assignments will reflect the mission and the work of the assigned office and may be focused on traditional business/management support functions, or may be focused on mission support functions related to the security of critical or digital infrastructure. Major duties in this Student Trainee position may include, but are not limited to:
- Perform administrative duties such as, reviewing, coordinating, and monitoring implementation of policies governing the program area.
- Assist program analysts, senior specialists and supervisor in conducting program functions, such as planning and organizing actions necessary to accomplish short and long program goals.
- Use computer software to assist staff in writing business procedures, designing flow charts, creating and maintaining spreadsheets or databases, designing data analysis and charts, and or creating/editing reports or other program documents.
- Develop information papers and briefings.
- Maintain program records and prepares reports.