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AF Pathways Internship Program (Information Technology)

Air Force Civilian Service Tinker Afb, OK

Job Description


This internship is to provide a learning opportunity for a student enrolled in a field of study relating to their career path, to enhance their future goals and improve their knowledge with work experience in a working environment.


1.    Performs selected tasks and phases of routine studies and projects that require application of basic occupational field theory and principles in the technical area of information technology.

2.    Participate with senior personnel in conducting non-routine projects.

3.    Provides assistance in planning, monitoring and conducting special studies, projects and initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)

·         Knowledge of basic occupational theory, principles, concepts and practices in the technical area of information technology.

·         Skill in applying basic occupational theory, principles, concepts and practices sufficient to perform student trainee assignments.

·         Ability to follow instructions and guidance to complete assigned tasks and communicate information to others in oral or written format.

·         Ability to analyze problems, identify significant factors, gather and interpret pertinent data and apply established rules and procedures in order to recommend effective solutions.

·         Ability to learn and apply basic investigative techniques to accomplish work in the subject-matter field.

·         Ability to gather and analyze basic facts, information and data and draw conclusions.


Please note:  This is not a developmental opportunity, this position may be filled at the (IDENTIFY GRADE LEVELS BASED ON CFT RECRUITMENT STRATEGY), For example:  GS-04, GS-05, GS-07, or GS-09 grade level depending on applicant qualifications and organizational requirements.  The individual selected for this position may be considered for promotion to a higher grade without further competition upon meeting all legal and regulatory/program requirements.

Applicant must be seeking a degree in computer science, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.

Air Force Qualification Standards

To qualify for a GS-04: Completion of 2 academic years of post high school study or an associates degree in a related field of study

To qualify for a GS-05: Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelors degree or completion of 4 academic years of pre-professional study.

This position has an education requirement.  You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


You must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university:

·          Accepted for enrollment or are enrolled in an approved program

·          Pursing  a Baccalaureate Degree (Junior/Senior only), Graduate or Professional Degree

·          Enrollment must be at least half-time course load as defined by the education institution (typically six     hours or equivalent for undergraduate and three hours or equivalent for graduate)

·          Have a good academic standing (no less than 2.95 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grading scale)

·          Meet the qualification standards of the position

·          Must be at least 16 years of age

·          A U.S. citizen or a national (resident of American Samoa or Swains Island). Non-citizens may be eligible for employment if:

·          Permitted by the DoD Appropriation Act

·          Eligible to work under U.S. immigration laws

NOTE: U.S. citizenship is required for a noncompetitive conversion to a permanent or term appointment with the Department of the Air Force.

Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Other Information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, who are 18 but not yet 26 years old, must be registered with the selective service system (or have an exemption) to be eligible for federal employment.  For additional information or to register, click here.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.

The entire period served under the Internship Program counts as the participants trial period. Interns may work part-time or full-time schedules.

Interns may be considered for noncompetitive conversion to a term or permanent appointment within 120 days of completion of degree requirements, if they meet the following:

1.    A U.S. citizen

2.    Successfully complete academic course of study with a GPA of at least 2.95 (GPA 3.1 for certain engineer positions)

3.    Complete a minimum of 640 hours of work experience under the Internship Program

4.    Meet the OPM Qualification requirements for the position the intern may be converted to

5.    Maintain acceptable performance "It is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee the agency will offer conversion."

DIRECT DEPOSIT:  All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Job Details

Date Posted June 10, 2018
Date Closes July 10, 2018
Requisition 466963500
Located In Tinker afb, OK
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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