We are an independent office within the EPA that helps the agency protect the environment in a more efficient & cost effective manner. We perform audits, evaluations, & investigations of the EPA to promote economy, efficiency, and to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse. We strive to provide solutions to problems that ultimately result in making America a cleaner and healthier place.

This position offers the opportunity to work in a maximum telework capacity as authorized by the agency.




The EPA OIG is seeking seeking student interns under the Pathways Internship Program. This program provides an entry-level developmental experience with the potential to lead to a career in the Federal Government after successfully completing the Program. Upon completion of the developmental program, intern appointees may be non-competitively converted to a term or permanent position without further competition. 

Internship are provided for students with a desire to work in the Office of the Inspector General and assignments are designed to complement the complement the interns educational pursuits while meeting the expressed needs of the agency. Positions are available in the following offices located in Washington, DC.

  • Office of Chief of Staff

Ideal candidates for these internships are individuals pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree programs.

  • GS-0599 Financial Management Student Trainee

Candidates will be considered on the basis of the applicability of their education to specific EPA OIG assignments.



Conditions of Employment


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Background Investigation Required.
  • Must meet education requirements.
  • Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.
  • This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.

Selectees will be required to complete a “Declaration of Federal Employment”, (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

The selectee will be required to complete a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the I-9 Form. We will compare information provided on the I-9 Form to records available from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The system confirms employee’s identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Learn more about e-verify, including your rights and responsibilities.



To be eligible for an internship opportunity you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be a current student enrolled at least half time in:
    • A qualifying educational institution pursuing a degree, or a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school), or a post-secondary homeschool curriculum that has been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education)
    • A certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum;
    • Students who take online courses are eligible to participate so long as all other requirements are met and the school is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.
  2. You must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least a 2.0.
  3. You must be at least 16 years of age.



Mandatory Education Requirement. All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify:

Applicants must meet requirements at the following GS levels:

GS-5: Completion of 4 years above high school leading to a Bachelor’s degree.

You MUST maintain status as a student for the duration of this program. If you are graduating in Spring 2022 and not pursuing additional education in Fall 2022, you are not eligible for this program.

The qualification requirements must be met within 90 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during the application process.

All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.

All education claimed by applicants will be verified.