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Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) Benefits

Program Description

Student employment provides an opportunity to earn money and continue your education, to train with people who manage the day-to-day business of the Federal government, and to combine your academic study with on-the-job experience. Job opportunities under this program offer you temporary employment with the Department of Commerce. Employment can range from summer jobs to positions that last as long as you are a student. These employment opportunities need not be related to your academic field of study.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify, you must be:
  • A student enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student (diploma, certificate, etc.),
  • At least the minimum age required by Federal, state or local laws and standards governing the employment of minors,
  • Taking at least half-time academic or vocational and technical course load in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, four-year college or university, graduate or professional school,
  • A U.S. citizen, and
  • Able to produce a letter of verification from your educational institution showing proof of enrollment in school for the upcoming semester/quarter at the beginning of each semester/quarter.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

For more information, please visit the Student Employment Programs page.
You can also visit the Human Resources Contact Us page for a list of student employment contacts at DOC.