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ATF participates in a number of paid internship programs. The paid internship programs ATF participates in are:

  • Pathways
  • Recent Graduates
  • Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

To learn more about these paid internship programs, please visit OPM's Students and Recent Graduates information page

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Student Volunteer Program Application Information

The student volunteer program is an unpaid program that allows students the opportunity to explore career options and develop personal and professional skills. Student volunteers are exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the mission and responsibilities of ATF. Student volunteers may or may not be assigned duties which relate to their course of study.


Program Features

  • Flexible schedule of work assignments.
  • Open to all students enrolled at least half-time in one of the following educational institutions that has been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education:
    • High school,
    • Technical or vocational school,
    • A 2-year or 4-year college or university, or
    • A graduate or professional school.


Eligibility Requirements

 You are eligible under the Student Volunteer Program if you are:

  • At least 16 years old (required by Federal, state or local laws and standards governing the employment of minors);
  • In good academic standing and maintain at least a 2.0 overall scholastic average on a 4.0 scale or equivalent;
  • Taking at least half-time academic or vocational and technical course load in an accredited high school; or technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school that has been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education;
  • A U.S. citizen or a national (resident of American Samoa or Swains Island). Non-citizens may be eligible for employment if:
  • lawfully admitted to the U.S. as a permanent resident
  • otherwise authorized to be employed
  • Male applicants must provide proof of Selective Service registration unless you meet the statutory exemption under Selective Service Registration, 5 U.S.C. section 3328.


Student Volunteer Program Application Information

 To apply for a position as a Student Volunteer submit your resume along with a message specifying the city and state in which you wish to volunteer and semester(s) you are available to work to For a list of ATF Offices around the country, please visit ATF's Field Division page.

 Additional Information:

  • Duties assigned will depend on the needs of the office.
  • Hours/days worked will be set by you and the supervisor and will depend on class schedule and the needs of the office.
  • Hours will be adjusted with changes in class schedule and/or the needs of the office.
  • No minimum number of hours per week.



 Questions about the paid internships (e.g. Pathways, Recent Graduates, and Presidential Management Fellows programs) may be directed to:

 Questions about the unpaid internships (e.g. student volunteers) may be directed to:

Last Reviewed September 7, 2021