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Student Interns

Kansas City District
Published Oct. 4, 2023

Student Interns

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District

Open Period Dates: 01/01/2024 - 05/01/2024

Position Title: Biological Science Student Trainee—Series, 0499, Engineering Student Trainee—Series, 0899, Student Trainee (Interior Design) - Series, 1099 -- Geology Student Trainee - Series 1399

Duty Location: Kansas City, MO - Fort Riley, KS - Wichita, KS - Fort Leonard Wood, MO – Whiteman AFB, MO -Warsaw, MO - Independence, MO – Fort Leavenworth, KS – Kansas City, KS

Salary Range:  Grade GS-03—GS-05 - $30,015 to $49,009 (Promotion potential GS 05)

Conversion Potential: (upon graduation): Grade GS-07 - GS-09 $46,696 - $118,499 (Promotion potential GS-12).

Work Schedule: Flexible                                           

Incentives: Relocation and Recruitment incentives MAY be available. 

Who May Apply: Post Secondary Students

Interns are hired on a temporary basis for up to one year for an initial period, or for an indefinite period, to complete the educational requirement. Interns may work either part- or full-time. Interns may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within 120 days of successful completion of the program. Upon graduation, may be converted to a permanent position with promotion potential to GS-12.

Qualification Requirements for Initial Appointment:

GS-3: Completion of 1 academic year of post-high school study

GS-4: Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree

Promotion Requirements:

Student trainees may be promoted to higher-graded trainee positions based on completion of portions of the education and student trainee work experience.

To GS-4: (a) Completion of 1 academic year of study and two periods of student trainee work experience; or (b) completion of 1½ academic years of study and one period of student trainee work experience.

Upon completion of all the requirements for a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field, student trainees may be reassigned or promoted in the appropriate target series to GS-5 or GS-7 if they meet the qualification requirements of the target occupation, including minimum educational requirements, if any.

For more information see the following link:

Biological Science Student Trainee Series 0499 - Biological Science Student Trainee Series 0499 (opm.gov)

Engineering Student Trainee Series 0899 - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/engineering-and-architecture-student-trainee-series-0899//

Student Trainee (Interior Design) Series 1099 - Information and Arts Student Trainee Series 1099 (opm.gov)

Physical Science Student Trainee Series (Geology Student Trainee) 1399 - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/physical-science-student-trainee-series-1399/

About the program:

Mentorship is provided throughout the program.  Individual Development Plan to create and track career planning, professional development, and training activities. Positions offer opportunity for career advancement. 

You must be able to obtain & maintain:

Suitability for Federal employment

Proof of U.S. Citizenship

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a pre-employment Certification

Statement for Selective Service Registration

Personnel security investigation

Apply via email:  to KCCorps.Careers@usace.army.mil

Subject line: DHA-Student—last name

Applicants must provide resume and copy of transcript(s), resume may NOT include photos of yourself, Social Security Number, sensitive information, personal information such as age, gender, religion, etc. or encrypted documents.