Internship Opportunities: Pathways Programs
Pathways, short for the Pathways Program, are a new series of programs developed by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to reform student hiring programs across the government. The Pathways Program contains three main hiring options: Internship Program, Recent Graduate Program, and the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program.
Each of these programs allows hiring managers to leverage students' skills in the government and each program allows for conversion to permanent or term positions. The programs are designed to help managers develop a pipeline of talent while providing recruitment flexibility and diversity.
Although Pathways allows for some temporary hiring, in most circumstances Pathways is used for developmental, permanent work. This intent is strengthened by the requirement to publicly post positions, create Individual Development Plans (IDP), training, and mentorship.
Whether you are interested in engineering, marketing, technology, management, communications, or any of a wide variety of careers, you could find a great starting position at the United States Mint through Pathways or one of our other programs.