Department of State – Student Career Experience Program

The U.S. Department of State’s Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) is now accepting applications!  The application deadline is September 30, 2011.  If you are interested in a career with the Department of State, this is a great chance to try it out! 

The SCEP allows students to gain Federal work experience while in school and offers the hiring agency the option to convert SCEP participants into the Federal Civil Service.  SCEP participants are paid a government salary and are expected to work either full-time or part-time, as compatible with their course load.  A specific work schedule will be submitted that fits with the student’s academic schedule as well as the bureau’s need.  SCEP positions are typically only available in Washington, D.C., however, individuals interested in working in field offices should contact those locations directly.

Click here for a brochure with details on the application process, selection criteria, contact information for field offices, what to expect if you are selected, and the non-competive conversion to the civil service.