Internship Opportunity Student Trainee (Administrative), GS-0399-3/4/5

Announcement Number: HHS-ASA-DE-23-11896583
Open Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Close Date: Monday, April 3, 2023
Application Limit: 50


As a Student Trainee (Administrative), you will use your knowledge of and experience with Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to optimize business results and customer experience by:

Administrative Support duties include but are not limited to receiving and recording administrative documents and financial actions or obligations, responding to inquiries concerning personnel, budget, travel, training, requisitions, and departmental programs. Performs a variety of administrative and technical duties in the area of administrative services and organizational management.

Budget Analyst duties include but are not limited to assisting with the identification of policy and operational issues; assisting in the development of new or modifying old policies, procedures, and guidance related to financial management and business operations; assisting with determining availability, purpose, and processes financial resources.

Human Resources duties include but are not limited to assisting Human Resources personnel with a collection and analyzing human resources date (e.g., demographics, best practices, personnel, projects, etc.) from a variety of sources to assist in creating briefing materials, talking points, presentations, and reports.

Management and Program Analyst duties include, but are not limited to conducting organizational studies and evaluations, assisting in design of systems and procedures, prepare operations and procedural reports, and assisting management in operating efficiently and effectively.

IT Specialist duties include but not limited to, completing simple, procedural portions of assignments pertaining to developing, delivering, or supporting IT systems and services. Receives training and performs developmental assignments designed to increase IT-related skill and knowledge. Helps senior specialists by performing routine, repetitive support tasks associated with Office activities and Initiatives.

Program Support duties include working with management and stakeholders in the development and implementation of new systems or programs; and assisting in the preparation of reports, positions papers, briefing materials, talking points, and presentations for senior leadership on programs.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Registered or exempt from Selective Service (
  • Suitable for federal employment
  • Proof of student status must be submitted with the application
  • All applicants must be in good academic standing
  • Students must provide official transcripts, if selected
  • Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. All information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.
  • Documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS “E-Verify” System.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.


Minimum Qualifications:

Be in good academic standing and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA (cumulative) for an undergraduate degree program or at least a 3.0 GPA in a professional master’s degree program.

AND must also meet one of the following:

GS-3 Completion of 1 full academic year of post-high school study.

GS-4 Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school leading to an associate’s degree.

GS-5 Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree.

An individual participating in the Student Trainee Program who otherwise meets the program requirements for conversion (i.e., work hours, satisfactory performance, educational requirements, training completed, etc.) may be converted to a position with an established career ladder, when that career ladder has been established in the announcement for which they were selected.

Documenting experience:
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.

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