Performance: Intern Programs
DOI University's Intern Programs provide a planned, systematic,
competency-based approach to developing future leaders, at all levels,
for the Department of the Interior. The Governmentwide Acquisition
Management Intern Program, Office of the Secretary Management Intern
Program, and the R. Schuyler Lesher Financial Management Career
Intern Program offer enhanced development opportunities for high
potential future leaders.
The Government-wide Acquisition Management Intern Program (GAMIP)
is a two-year program designed to employ federal government Contract
Specialists and to develop them into procurement professionals and
government business leaders of the future. Interns complete four
six-month rotational assignments in sponsoring Departments and Agencies.
Interns receive technical and business skills training including
contract administration, price and cost analysis, customer service,
project management and presentation skills. Participants are hired
at the GS-7 level with full promotion potential to GS-13. Upon completion
of the two-year training program, interns will complete a one-year
apprenticeship with one of the sponsoring agencies. For more details
on this program, including points of contact, please click on the
title link above.
The Office of the Secretary Management Intern Program is a two-year
program designed to recruit, develop, and retain a group of diverse
future leaders for the Department's management functions. The interns
complete six four-month rotational assignments in Interior's Policy,
Management and Budget offices, which include finance, budget, personnel,
environmental policy, policy analysis and acquisition. Interns receive
on-the-job training during their rotational assignments and they
also receive formal classroom training in business skills such as
customer service, briefing techniques, and automation applications;
leadership/supervisory skills; human resource/equal opportunity
program requirements; and specialty job-related knowledge.
Participants are recruited at the GS-7 level. Once the two-year
training program is complete, interns will be permanently placed
in one of the Department's Policy, Management and Budget Offices
in a position that has a full performance level of GS-12. For more
details on this program, including points of contact, please click
on the title link above.
The R. Schuyler Lesher Financial Management Career Intern Program
is currently being redesigned. Resumes are not being accepted at
this time. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.