The Federal Community provides a large number of scholarship programs, leadership opportunities, and internships. Several hundred thousand people take part in these programs every year! Beyond the experiences & skills that are built as part of these opportunities, some programs provide financial support and/or status categories for those pursuing Federal employment. Learn more about each program by clicking on the links below.

 

NATIONAL 

AmeriCorps Programs (Direct Service)+

AmeriCorps VISTA (Indirect Service)*+

Boren Fellows & Scholars*+

Critical Language Scholarship*+

DoD SkillBridge

English for Heritage Language Speakers+

Feds Hire Vets*

Fulbright Scholarship*+

Gilman Scholarship*+

Land and Base Management*

NSEP/Boren*+

Military Spouse Employment Partnership*

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS)

Peace Corps*+

Pathways – Internship+

Pathways – Presidential Management Fellows*

Pathways – Recent Graduates*

Senior Corps (RSVP, Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions)

Truman Scholarship*

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)+

VSFS Internships – Virtual Student Federal Service

Workforce Recruitment Program*

 

JOB-SPECIFIC 

Advanced Emergency Management – Job Corps

 

DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY SPECIFIC 

For Native Americans 

 

LOCAL

Federal Reserve Board of San Francisco – GOLD Internship Program

NASA Ames Research Center – Internships & Educational Programs

 

*= Upon the successful completion of the program or term of service, the participant is provided with Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) Status, Hiring Preference Points, or is categorized as being a part of a Federal Special Hiring Authority (SHA). The exact benefits & associated requirements for each program may vary; check the program website for more details.

+= Upon the successful completion of the program or term of service, the participant is provided with a scholarship, a lump sum forgiven with future service, or payment which can be used for student loans. Some educational institutions will provide an additional incentive match for choosing a program and/or their college/university. The exact benefits & associated requirements for each program may vary; check the program website for more details.

 

More info on Special Hiring Authorities:

OPM Policy: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/hiring-authorities 

OPM Code of Federal Hiring Regulations: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=aebca61862e022b41d5c463067e2bdff&rgn=div5&view=text&node=5:1.0.1.2.39&idno=5#sp5.1.315.f

USAJobs Special Hiring Authorities: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/special-authorities

USAJobs – Explore Hiring Paths: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help 

SFFEB’s March 2021 Multi-Agency Job Fair – Presentations from Organizations associated with Special Hiring Authorities