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TSA Intern Program

TSA Intern Program

Intern Programs

TSA internship programs include:

Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) — for current students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in TSA and explore Federal careers related to academic studies while still in school.

  • Conversion to permanent employment possible upon graduation
  • Provide valuable work experience directly related to the student’s field of study
  • Application of coursework in a real world setting

Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) — for current students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in TSA and explore Federal careers while still in school.

  • Conversion to SCEP possible
  • Provide valuable work experience in a professional setting

Student Volunteer Service Program (SVSP) — The Student Volunteer Service Program offers unpaid training opportunities. These opportunities help students gain work experience related to their academic program, explore career options and develop personal and professional skills. Program experiences can vary, but often: 

  • Allow career exploration early in a student’s academic career
  • Provide exposure to new and emerging occupations
  • Give academic credit for work performed (if approved by educational institution)
  • Provide experience that will enhance a student’s ability to obtain paying jobs in the future

Student Volunteer Service Program participants are not federal employees. Volunteer service is not creditable for leave accrual or any other employee benefit.

Eligibility Requirements:

Participants in a Student Program must meet the following eligibility requirements prior to being considered/selected for the position.

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment
  • Be enrolled or accepted in an accredited educational institution (high school, technical school, college/university) during the upcoming semester or quarter
  • Maintain a satisfactory academic record of a 2.0 or better cumulative grade point average
  • Obtain an agreement from the academic institution to participate

The following documents should be submitted:

  • Resume
  • Most recent transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or an acceptance/registration confirmation from the accredited educational institution.

Background Investigation

Students will undergo a limited background investigation to include fingerprinting.

Apply for an Internship

While students may be selected for an internship position at any time by TSA program offices, we do not have any vacancy announcements posted at this time. Please continue to check this site for future opportunities.

Latest revision: 28 June 2013