Internship Opportunities: Pathways Programs

Basic Qualifications

Pathways are a new series of programs developed by the Office of Personnel Management to reform student hiring programs across the government.

Each of these programs allows hiring managers to leverage students’ skills in the government and each program allows for conversion to permanent or term positions. The programs are designed to help managers develop a pipeline of talent while providing recruitment flexibility and diversity.

Whether you are interested in engineering, marketing, technology, management, communications, or any of a wide variety of careers, you could find a great starting position at the United States Mint through Pathways or one of our other programs.

Recent Graduate Program

The Recent Graduates Program is not limited to graduate students; it is for individuals who recently completed the requirements for any of a wide range of degrees or certificates, including an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctoral, or technical/vocational degree or certificate.

There are currently no positions available at the United States Mint, but there may be opportunities in the future.

Presidential Management Fellows

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is the Federal Government’s flagship leadership and development program and is exclusively for high-performing graduate students.

Individuals must have completed or be scheduled to complete an advanced degree within 2 years and meet the qualification standards for the position.

Visit the Presidential Management Fellows website to apply for positions across the federal government.

There are currently no PMF positions available at the United States Mint, but there may be opportunities in the future.


The Extern Program is a volunteer program for current law students with one year of law school successfully completed. Students:

  • Must be enrolled, not less than half time, based on their academic institution’s definition of half-time, junior college, college, university, or comparable accredited educational institution.
  • May not have a break of more than five months between school years
  • Must demonstrate a bona fide intention of continuing to pursue a course of study or training at the same or different educational institution during the school semester (or other period into which the school year is divided) immediately following the break

Apply for the Mint Extern Program.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Interns

The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) is considered a model program for both student development and outreach to the Hispanic community by providing a comprehensive range of services to students and federal agencies. The program:

  • Provides professional experience for students from Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and other colleges and universities, enabling them to make more educated career choices
  • Exposes students to research development, technology and administrative career opportunities
  • Supplements academic study with practical applications for students majoring in relevant fields and related disciplines
  • Extends and strengthens the relationship between government agencies, corporations, and HSIs and other institutions that have significant Hispanic enrollment and offer related academic programs

All applicants to HNIP must:

  • Have at least a 3.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Receive one letter of recommendation from an advisor or professor
  • Be enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student

HNIP interns are employees of HACU, but must comply with the work schedule of the participating agency. The interns are placed in Federal agencies that participate through a contractual or cooperative agreement with HACU.

The internship assignment should complement the intern’s academic background and/or career interests. Most interns perform some administrative duties. However, HACU requests that the majority of intern time be devoted to substantive work that will enhance the students’ skills in their area of study.

If you are interested in hiring a HACU student for summer employment please contact Maria Jackson,

Other Programs

The United States Mint has a relationship with the following organizations that assist with both summer and academic-year internships*. For more information, visit the program sites directly.

* Availability of student career opportunities with the United States Mint through the aforementioned organizations is subject to change.

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