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Student Temporary  Employment Program (STEP)

MISSION STATEMENT
“To administer United States foreign policy and maintain diplomatic relations throughout the world”. The Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP employs students who can work and attend school at the same time. Participants provide technical, administrative or clerical support to bureaus in the Washington D.C. area and someregional areas.

WHO CAN APPLY?
The program is designed to help students who are enrolled in high school, vocational/technical school, undergraduate or graduate studies.
WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS? Students must be:

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A U.S. citizen. At least 16 years of age. Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree or certificate-seeking program with at least a half-time academic,vocational, or technical course load, while maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA.

WHAT IS THE WORK SCHEDULE? Students typically work part-time while in school and full-time during breaks. A specific work schedule will be submitted that fits with the student’s academic schedule as well as the bureau’s need. The student’s work should not interfere with their education. HOW ARE STUDENTS PAID?Students are paid at regular government salary rates (typically GS-1 through GS-5). Pay is dependent on the level of education and experience the candidate may possess, based on the qualification standard of the job the applicant is seeking.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

Eligible students interested in participating in the STEP program must submit a COMPLETE APPLICATION during the openapplication window to the following e-mail address: STEP@state.gov. NOTE: Incomplete applications will be deleted, and must be re-submitted
WHAT IS A COMPLETE APPLICATION?

Send one (1) e-mail with the subject “Application- [insert last name, first name]”, and containing the Applicant Information, Resume, Cover Letter, and Transcript attached, to STEP@State.gov by the closing of the posted applicationwindow:

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a. Applicant Info: Fill in the following information on the spread sheet provided, and attach: • Name of School/College/University • State of School/College/University • Type of Degree—(BA, BS, MA, MBA, MPP, etc.) • Expected Graduation Date • Major—List up to two • Grade Point Average (GPA)—Or equivalent • Languages Spoken—List up to two (2). o Be honest in your personalassessment. Hiring managers may seek to verify your language ability during a phone interview. • Veterans Preference (If Applicable)—Indicate veteran’s preference and any veterans preference points. Information will be verified in the event of an employment offer. • Work Location Preference—The majority of STEP opportunities are offered at the U.S. Department of State headquarters in Foggy Bottom,Washington D.C., and at other facilities in the D.C.-metro area. Unless otherwise indicated, the default work location preference will be Washington D.C. o Department of State Field Offices: The Department of State has several field offices at locations around the U.S. These locations accept STEP students from time to time, depending on work demand and budgetary considerations. Students interested inworking in these offices can identify them here, and indicate their preferred location in their application.  Diplomatic Security Field Offices  Regional Passport Facilities b. Resume: Attach a current resume—Contact information in this resume will be used in the event that a hiring manager is interested in speaking with you about a potential position. c. Cover Letter: Attach a Cover Letter—Thiswill serve as your Statement of Interest for participating in the STEP program, and it should be no longer than 1-page. You may use this to highlight: i. Why you want to work at the Department of State. ii. Your course of study and how you believe it relates to the work you hope to do with the Department of State. iii. The Bureau, Office, Regional or Functional areas which interest you most. •...
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