Job Title: Student Trainee
Agency: Export-Import Bank of the United States
Job Announcement Number: D019-16-RMG-10000521

SALARY RANGE:$22,204.00 to $49,875.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Wednesday, February 24, 2016
SERIES & GRADE:GS-0399/1199-1/5
DUTY LOCATIONS:Few vacancies in the following location(s):
San Francisco, CA View Map
Miami, FL View Map
Chicago, IL View Map
New York, NY View Map
Houston, TX View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:Student/Internship Program Eligibles
SECURITY CLEARANCE:Public Trust – Background Investigation

About the Agency

This vacancy is being announced under the Pathways Internship Program.

Only the first 250 applications received will be reviewed. Once the 250 application threshold has been reached, the announcement will be closed that midnight (Any applications received before midnight will be accepted and reviewed for consideration).

This summer, come be a part of an agency where you have the opportunity to contribute to the assisting of financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Ex-Im Bank is seeking summer students in various administrative and junior professional positions under the Pathways Internship Program. The internship program is designed to integrate the student’s educational studies with a wide range of clerical, administrative, and professional experiences that support the mission of Ex-Im Bank. Whether you have a passion for acquiring or enhancing your administrative skills, or working in a more technical area such as loan specialist or business development, Ex-Im Bank has an internship for you.

Appointment may be extended subject to agency budgetary allocations. Multiple and subsequent vacancies may be filled from this announcement.

Who may be considered: United States Citizens who are current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.


Not Required


U.S. Citizenship
Background and Security/Suitability Investigation
Specialized experience MUST be documented on your resume or application
Must be at least 16 years of age (must obtain and submit a work permit)
Current students (high school, college or etc.)
Must obtain and sustain GPA of 2.5 or above
DUTIES:Back to top

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Performs selected tasks and phases of routine studies and projects that require application of basic occupational field theory and principles.
Participates with senior personnel in conducting non-routine projects.
Studies Bank requirements for projects; researches and studies the current body of precedents and technical knowledge.
Assists in the collection and analysis of information and data, the documentation of findings, and the development of reports.
Provides assistance in planning, monitoring,and conducting special studies, projects, and initiatives.
Attends meetings to observe interactions and understand working relationships with customers, specialists, and other organizational points of contact.
Performing other duties as assigned.
Eligibility Requirements:

To apply for a pathways internship position, candidates must be at the time of appointment:

A US Citizen;
At least 16 years of age (those under the age of 18 must obtain and submit a work permit); and
Be currently enrolled on at least a half-time basis (determined by the particular school or university) in: an accredited college, university, technical, or vocational school.
Students must also be in good academic standing, maintaining a G.P.A of 2.5 or higher.
Qualification Requirements:

GS-01 – Enrollment in a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) program;

GS-02 – Completion of high school or GED diploma;

GS-03 – Completion of 1 full academic year of post-high school study, or 6 months of general experience;

GS-04 – Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study, or 1 year of general experience;

GS-05 – Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school study leading to a Bachelor’s degree,

****NOTE: One year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours*****

Superior Academic Achievement Provisions include the below:

A Bachelor’s degree in any field, plus at least one of the following superior academic achievement provisions:
A grade-point average (GPA) of B (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all completed undergraduate courses, or courses completed in the last two years of undergraduate curriculum; or
A grade-point average (GPA) of B+ (3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for the required courses in your major field of study, or required courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study; or
Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study; or
Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society, other than freshman honor societies. Honor societies that have been approved are listed in the American College of Honor Societies. Booklet of Information (1992-95) and/or Baird’s Manual of American College Fraternities (1991).
Students in an accredited post-secondary school must provide a copy of their transcripts which shows the list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable to be considered, but official transcripts are required prior to appointment.

****NOTE: You must submit proof of your education at the time of application in order to receive consideration.*****

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional Requirements:

Direct Deposit of Salary Check is Required.
Applicants claiming veteran’s preference MUST clearly show entitlement to such preference on resume and supplemental data submitted.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement will result in an ineligible rating and will impact your referral.
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction and must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the (next lower grade level) or equivalent.
You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation.
Current enrollment in high school or a GED program. At the time of application you must be enrolled in an accredited high school or university for a minimum of half-time and remain in that status for the duration of the internship. Your application will be considered incomplete if proof of current enrollment is not submitted i.e., class schedule, letter of enrollment, pre-registration schedule/transcript(s), or receipt for tuition.
All requirements must be met by 02/24/2016, the closing date of the announcement.


Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

BENEFITS:Back to top
You can review our benefits at: http://www.exim.gov/about/careers/benefits


Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be placed in the Well-Qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Veterans: All veterans must meet the qualification requirements of the position for further consideration. Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. Veterans who have compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For more information on veterans’ preference, please click here http://www.fedshirevets.gov

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959 , you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Applications will only be accepted online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/24/2016 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account here, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


Your application package should include the following documents:

Your Resume (applicants are required to submit a resume with job title, series/grade (if federal employee), duties and accomplishments, employer’s name and address, starting and ending dates of employment, number of hours worked per week, and annual salary)
Proof of Veteran’s Preference – DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.
Unofficial Transcripts, this position has an education requirement to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.
Failure to submit any required documents may result in an ineligible rating.

Special Priority Selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP: Submit a copy of your agency notice, copy of your most recent performance appraisal (with at least a satisfactory rating), and your most current SF-50 notion position, grade level, and duty location.

Are you a Veteran? Submit a DD-214 (Member Copy 4) and/or documentation of service-connected disability. If a DD-214 (Member Copy 4) is not available, other documentation listing the beginning and ending dates of active service and the type of discharge must be submitted to verify eligibility. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. Click here for more veterans’ information.


Nakia Temoney
Phone: (202) 565-3335
Email: Nakia.Temoney@exim.gov
Agency Information:
Export-Import Bank
811 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC

After all application packages have been received, we will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information in the Occupational Questionnaire and may interview best-qualified applicants.