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The Department offers comprehensive Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) and Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) positions.

If you are interested in applying for student employment opportunities for the following Operating Divisions within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, please follow the instructions below.



Please read the ENTIRE vacancy announcement to ensure that you comply with the application procedures.  Your application will be regarded as incomplete if the Rockville Human Resources Center (RHRC) does not receive a complete application.

Your name will be placed on a list of qualified applicants, or a register, for vacant positions as they occur through the vacancy closing period, which is August 31, 2009.  Applicants who meet basic qualifications at each grade level will be referred to the hiring officials for further consideration and possible interview when vacancies occur.  Please note that opportunities may not be available at the time you apply. You must submit a separate application for each position in which you wish to be considered.

Step 1

  • Upon logging in, refer to vacancy:  OSINT-2009-0009

Step 2

  • Answer vacancy specific questions at HHS Intern Careers

(In HHS Careers, you will answer vacancy specific questions necessary to evaluate your qualifications for the specific job to which you are applying.  When completed, the information you provided and the answers to the HHS Careers questions will become your application.  You may edit your answers by 11:59 PM EST of the announcement closing date.)

If you are interested in applying for student and internship programs within Operating Divisions not listed above, please view the opportunities below for additional opportunities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Public Health Training Opportunities

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Pharmacy Student Experiential Program

Center for Veterinary Medicine
Student Summer Intern Program
Policy Internship

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Scholars Program

Indian Health Service (IHS)
Pharmacy Program - Career Opportunities, Including Students and Interns
Division of Oral Health - Externship Program

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
General Student Programs

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Research Training and Career Development Programs

U.S Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
Commissioned Corps Officer Student Training and Extern Program (COSTEP)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)
Special Hiring Programs