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PATHWAYS for Student & Recent Graduates to Federal Careers


The Office of Personnel Management has a web site designed specifically for high school students, college students and graduated college students who are looking for employment with the Federal government.


Visit the following websites:








Norfolk Naval Shipyard's Pathway Internship is designed to attract talented students to federal public service. It's an opportunity to earn money and continue your education, to train with people who manage the day-to-day business of the Government, and enhance your educational experience.


Work experience must be directly related to the student's educational program and career goals. A partnership between the school and employer provides an opportunity for students to apply the knowledge they gain in the classroom to the reality of the workplace. Students may be converted to permanent appointments within 120 days after graduation, provided they have worked at least 640 hours in the program and meet all academic and position qualification requirements.


You are eligible for Pathways Internships if you are a current student in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.  You must be at least 16 years old, maintain a 2.0 or better cumulative grade point average and be a U.S. Citizen.


Eligibility requirements for Pathways for students and recent graduates consist of recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution OR veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.  In addition, you must be at least 16 years old, maintain a 2.0 or better cumulative grade point average and be a U.S. Citizen.

For more information, contact:

(757) 396-4481