Pathways, Student, and Scholarship Opportunities

DoD's high quality programs for students, graduates and professionals are:

  • Pathways Programs - The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post- graduate school to careers for recent graduates. The pathways Programs provide meaningfultraining and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service. For information, please visit: Pathways Programs

As a student or recent graduate, you can begin your career in the Federal government by choosing the path that best describes you and where you are in your academics. Pathways Programs consist of:
  • Internship Program - Current students enrolled in a wide veriiety of educational institutions from to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school.
  • Recent Graduates Program - Individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs and seek a dynamic, career development program with training and mentorship. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to thier military service obligation, who will have up to six years to apply).
  • Presidental Management Fellows Program - The PMF Program is the Federal governmet's premier leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. This program is for individuals who have recieved a qualifiying advanced degree within the preceding two years.

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