This is a unique internship opportunity to gain valuable work experience with the Department of the Air Force offers challenging work and the satisfaction of knowing you have made a difference. The United States Air Force will be offering you an exciting opportunity to gain “real world” experience as an Intern in the Pathways Program. This is a Pathways Student Internship opportunity managed by the Force Renewal Program and centrally funded by the Air Force’s Central Salary Account (CSA). The Internship offers valuable work experience directly related to your academic field of study.

This is your opportunity to begin a successful Federal civilian career with the United States Air Force. As an Intern, you will be given the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to pursue a successful career with the United State Air Force and upon completing your degree and meeting conversion eligibility requirements, be eligible for placement in a permanent position. However, it is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee you will be offered a permanent position. The length of Internship is normally two years or when you complete your academic program and degree requirements.

The United States Air Force Student Trainee Responsibilities

United States Air Force Student Trainee

– Monitors activities within assigned swimming facility and maintains order and enforces established rules of safety and behaviour
– Rescues and resuscitate people in danger of drowning and renders first aid to injuries using techniques such as artificial respiration, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and first aid, and equipment such as first aid kits, buoys, ropes, rings, shepherd’s hooks, and backboards
– Cleans and maintains the swimming facility
– Performs gate control duties such as verifying that customers are authorized to use facility and collecting admission fees
– Participates in required in-service training and maintains currency, capability, and certification to perform lifesaving and water rescue and to administer basic first aid and CPR?

Conditions of Employment

– Must meet suitability requirements for Federal employment
– Must be at least 16 years of age
– Must be enrolled at least half-time at a qualifying accredited institution
– Must sign a Participant Agreement
– U.S. citizen or national(resident of American Samoa or Swains Island)
– Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance
– Disclosure of Political Appointments
– Must Meet Qualifications/Eligibility at the time of application

Additional Conditions Of Employment

– May be required to work other than normal duty hours to include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
– All certifications must remain current and valid during the period of employment.
Work Environment: Work is performed indoors and outdoors and involves long periods of exposure to summer sun and chlorinated water.
Physical Demand: Some physical exertion is required in effecting a swimming rescue. Must be able to lift and carry 45 pounds and over. Much of the time is spent sitting, standing, or walking; however, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, kneeling, or reaching is required. A pre-employment physical is required.

You must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university

– Accepted for enrollment or enrolled in an approved program
– Pursuing a Baccalaureate Degree (Junior/Senior only), Graduate or Professional Degree
– Enrollment must be at least half-time course load as defined by the education institution (typically six hours or equivalent for undergraduate and three hours or equivalent for graduate)
– Have a good academic standing (at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA for undergraduate programs and a 3.0 for graduate programs, on a 4.0 scale)
– Meet the qualification standards of the position
– A U.S. citizen or a national (resident of American Samoa or Swains Island)

The United States Air Force Student Trainee Qualifications

– Qualifications for GS-01: Current enrollment in a high school diploma program
– Qualifications for GS-02: Completion of high school diploma or equivalent no later than June 2017 AND acceptance or current enrollment in an accredited college/university
– Qualifications for GS-03: Completion of 30 semester hours or more of post-high school study leading towards a qualifying degree (i.e. associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, etc.)


Interns may be considered for noncompetitive conversion to a term or permanent appointment within 120 days of completion of degree requirements IF they

– Are a U.S. citizen
– Successfully complete an academic course of study with a GPA of at least 2.95 (GPA 3.1 for certain engineer positions)
– Complete a minimum of 640 hours of work experience under the Internship Program
– Meet the OPM Qualification requirements for the position the intern may be converted to
– Maintain acceptable performance

How to apply: You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Interested and qualified candidates should visit the application website for more detailed information