HR=Humans Represent: Snag a Summer Job

If you are a student, or know of one who is looking for a summer job, why not consider federal government work? Federal agencies have summer job openings for students and recent college graduates – and not all of the openings are in our nation’s capital!

Did you know that each year federal agencies look to students and recent grads to fill temporary positions for them? The positions pay from $9 to $15 an hour, and range from administrative assistants, technicians, support staff in engineering, national security, the environment, health and technology! For most of the positions, workers need to be at least 16 years of age, and US citizens (although there are some positions which are available to non citizens – depending on the position and the agency).

Sound good so far? If so, here’s what to do next:

  1. check the student section of for openings
  2. visit agency websites – and phone them as well – as not all agencies will announce these opportunities on

Who knows? This temporary employment could be the start of a government career. This is also an awesome opportunity to determine if public service is something of interest, or if it ends up being a chance to give back to our country. Which ever is the case for these summer workers, it’s still a win-win situation!

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Exactly! Why not actually work at building your resume? It’s definately a stepping stone to the start of a career…not the next “gig”