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Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) Benefits

Program Description

The Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) is a paid student program, which offers you valuable work experience directly related to your academic field of study. It provides formal periods of work and study while you are attending school. It requires a commitment by you, your school, and the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). You may be eligible for permanent employment after successfully completing your education and meeting work requirements.

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, 2 or 4-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.