USAID Overseas Paid Internship Program

The USAID Overseas Internship Program ( May 22, 2023 to August 11, 2023 ) is designed to provide Interns with substantive work assignments, which expose them to the benefits of...

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USAID Overseas Paid Internship Program

The USAID Overseas Internship Program ( May 22, 2023 to August 11, 2023 ) is designed to provide Interns with substantive work assignments, which expose them to the benefits of a Federal career.

NOTE: You must remain enrolled in the degree program for the duration of this internship to maintain eligibility for this position, and maintain good academic standing (at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA for undergraduate programs and a 3.0 GPA for graduate programs, on a 4.0 grading scale).

  • Open & closing dates: 12/16/2022 to 12/23/2022
  • This job will close when 150 applications have been recieved which may be sooner than the closing date. 
  • Salary: $40,883 – $65,831 per year
  • Pay scale & grade: GS 5 – 7
  • Location: 12 vacancies in Washington

This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

All U.S. citizens who are accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, 1-year certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis.


  • Typical assignments include a variety of research projects, writing program memoranda, facilitating meetings or special events, performing analytical work, attending program discussions, communicating on USAID program issues.
  • Interns in all areas are expected to perform some assignments that are administrative in nature.
  • Interns will be assigned to work in missions in the following Countries: Middle East ,Egypt , Jordan, also Latin America and the Caribbean area Barbados , Columbia and Dominican Republic and mission located in Asia.


Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Enrolled in a qualifying academic program.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.
  • Min. GPA 2.0 undergraduate; Min. GPA 3.0 graduate
  • Must sign pathways agreement, if selected.
  • Must have a valid passport.
  • Must be able to obtain medical clearance
  • Must be able to commit to the entire 12 weeks of the program.


To be eligible for these positions your are required to have a valid passport , must able to obtain a medical clearance and must commit to the entire 12 weeks of the program. 

Online Training- CT401 Counter Threat Awareness Training (CTAT). Must be completed prior to travel to mission
Intern will spend 1 week at headquarters in the bureau assigned prior to leaving for the mission.

Applicants must meet position qualifications requirements as shown below at the time of appointment.


GS-5 – Completing 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree.
GS-7 – Completing 1 full academic year of graduate-level education, or Eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement* Provision and completing a bachelor’s degree.

*Superior Academic Achievement is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.

1. Class standing — Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.

2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.) — Applicants must have a grade-point average of:

A) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (“B” or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or

B) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (“B ” or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.

3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society — Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies .

If selected the Intern maybe assigned to work in one the following Countries:

Middle East 

  • Egypt
  • Jordan

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Barbados- interns will have to travel to other missions in the Caribbean.
  • Asia
  • Vietnam 
  • Sir Lanka 
  • Phillipines 
  • Indonesia
  • RDMA (Thailand)
  • Bangladesh 
  • Afghanistan 


Please be advised that an official transcript will be required if you are selected for the position. Please include a copy of your transcript (unofficial or official) that demonstrates that you meet the education requirement listed above before the announcement’s closing date. If you do not include this information before the closing date of the announcement, your application will be marked as incomplete unless your SF-50 shows that you were/are already in a Pathways Internship job series. 

PROOF OF ENROLLMENT FOR THE CURRENT OR UPCOMING SEMESTER. This may be documented on your official/unofficial transcripts, a course schedule, an acceptance letter from your university for future enrollment, or an official letter of enrollment from the university registrar’s office or a university counselor, as long as your enrollment for the current or upcoming semester is clearly documented. If you do not provide proof of enrollment for the current or upcoming semester, you will be disqualified from further consideration.


  • A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applications will be reviewed to ensure eligibility under this program. Applications of eligible students will be forwarded to hiring managers for consideration. You should submit a separate application for each internship of interest.

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your resume shows your work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment, and duties performed.
  2. College Transcript or Acceptance Letter (please see below for more information)
  3. If applicable, veterans’ preference documentation: If you are a veteran and you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. For spouses claiming derived veterans’ preference, proof of marriage is also required. For more information on veterans’ preferences and possibly other supporting documents that you may have to submit, please visit the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Preference Advisor.

College Transcript: Applicants must submit a copy of their most recent college transcript that lists the school’s name, student’s name, degree program, major, GPA, college courses, the course title, and the number of credit hours completed. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted; however, should you be selected, official transcripts will be required before your appointment date. If your college transcript does not list all of this information, you must provide supplemental documentation from your educational institution that specifies the information missing from your transcript.

Accepted for Enrollment: If you have been accepted for enrollment in an institution but have not yet begun coursework, you must submit an Acceptance Letter from the institution AND the most recent academic transcript from your previous program. Official documents are required at the time of appointment for verification of eligibility and qualifications. Official documents are required at the time of appointment for verification of eligibility and qualifications.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees fromschools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

How to Apply

You must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below to apply for this position. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link:

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the announcement’s closing date to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

The system will take you to the online application you must complete to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and apply.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit:


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