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Tapping America’s Potential: Expanding Student Employment and Internship Opportunities
July 10, 2002
A major source of needed talent in the federal government should be new college graduates, but many students simply do not have access to information about jobs in government, or they often find the hiring process confusing and discouraging. Unfortunately, relatively few interns and other student employees end up taking permanent federal jobs. Many federal agencies fail to incorporate student employment or internship programs into their strategic planning about how to meet future workforce needs of the agency. Federal agencies should specifically include student employment programs in their strategic workforce planning efforts as a talent pool for future permanent hires.