The Department of Navy Pathways Internship Program was established to provide degree-seeking students with exposure to public service, enhance their educational experience, and possibly provide financial aid to support their educational goals.
This formally structured program gives participants the opportunity to work in positions related to their academic and career goals. Within 120 calendar days after completing the educational and program requirements of Pathways, NSWC-Corona may non-competitively convert an intern to a career/career-conditional appointment.
Initial Pay Setting
Level of Education
GS-02 step 10
Completion of high school or GED diploma (29 credit hrs. completed or less)
GS-03 step 10
Completion of 1 full academic year of post-high school study (30-59 credit hrs. completed)
GS-04 step 10
Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school student or an associate's degree (60+ credit hrs. completed)
GS-05 step 10
Completion of 2 1/2 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's, one period (6 months or at least 960 hours) of NT-01 (GS-04) student trainee work experience and 90 semester hours of progressive coursework; taking upper division class work (300/400 level classes) in or related to field of study
Completion of 3 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's, one period (2 months or 320 hours) of NT-01 (GS-04) student trainee work experience and 75 semester hours of progressive coursework; taking upper division class work (300/400 level classes) in or related to field of study
Default starting salary of the applicable NT-02 series for a new hire
Completion of a bachelor's degree and currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a graduate program, seeking a Master's degree
Students may receive pay adjustments or be promoted based on academic progress at management discretion.
How to Apply
To apply for the Pathways Internship Program, go to www.usajobs.gov and use “Pathways” as your Keyword. Enter your desired location (“Corona, Fallbrook,” or “California”). This search criterion will pull up all Pathways announcements at the specified location. Please note, there may be multiple federal activities in a given location. The agency for NSWC-Corona vacancies will be “Naval Sea Systems Command.”
For more detailed information about this program, visit the Office of Personnel Management Pathways Internship website.