Federal Career Intern Program
The Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP) is designed to help agencies recruit and attract exceptional individuals into a variety of occupations. It was created under Executive Order 13162, and is intended for positions at grade levels GS-5, 7, and 9. In general, an individual is appointed to a 2-year internship. Upon successful completion of the internship, the intern may be eligible for permanent placement within an agency.
Unlike many other internship programs offered by the Service, part-time enrollment in an accredited academic university is not an eligibility requirement for the FCIP. Federal Career interns are often highly qualified individuals who have already completed an undergraduate or graduate course of study. FCIP employees are eligible for health benefits, life insurance, and federal retirement creditable service. They can also earn annual and sick leave and are eligible for paid federal holidays. FCIP appointments are handled by the hiring agency.
Click on any of the student profiles below to learn about the FCIP from the perspective of an intern.