Student Educational Employment

A program of the federal government, Student Educational Employment provides jobs in the public service sector to students while they’re in school.

The program is available to all levels of students and provides two tracks: student temporary employment and student career experience.
 

Student Temporary Employment

These employment opportunities are temporary, ranging from summer jobs to positions that last as long as you are a student, and don’t necessarily need to be related to your field of study.

Student Career Experience

Through this track, you gain valuable work experience directly related to your field of study. Participation involves formal periods of work and study while you’re attending school, and requires a commitment by you, your school and the employing federal agency. After successfully completing your education and meeting your work requirements, you may be eligible for permanent employment in your role.

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible for the Student Educational Employment program if you are:

  • A student enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, as a degree-seeking student (diploma, certificate, etc.).
  • At least the minimum age required by federal, state or local laws governing the employment of minors.
  • Taking at least a half-time academic or vocational/technical course load at an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, two-year or four-year college or university, or graduate or professional school.
  • A U.S. citizen or a national (resident of American Samoa or Swains Island). Non-citizens may be eligible for employment if they are (1) permitted by a federal agency's appropriation act, and (2) eligible to work under U.S. immigration laws. U.S. citizenship is required for conversion to permanent employment under the Student Career Experience track.

Getting Started

Students may contact their school guidance office, career planning and placement office, teachers, or federal agency employment office where they are interested in working.