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Finance Specialist Pathways Student Intern

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The Nebraska Federal-aid Highway Division is hiring a Financial Specialist Pathways Student Intern (GS-0599-03/04/05 - $15.10 to $24.65 hourly) in Lincoln, Nebraska. To apply, visit to U.S. Citizens). This job announcement closes on 03/14/2024.


The position is designed to provide interns with challenging assignments that will broaden their perspectives on issues facing the government and prepare them for future positions throughout the government.


The Finance Specialist Pathways Student Intern will have the opportunity to work in FHWA's Nebraska Federal-aid Highway Division and will assist higher-level staff with support in the coordination, facilitation, and implementation of the operations of the Nebraska Division.

This position will provide students an opportunity to be exposed and to participate in activities, innovations, and challenges facing the transportation industry today. You will: 

  • Monitor and route phone calls received by office mainline.
  • Create a file structure for office network drives.
  • Monitor and route electronic mail received by office e-mailboxes.
  • Distribute physical mail.
  • Assist with inventory related activities.
  • Develop knowledge of various computer applications and present on related uses to the office.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated person looking to expand their knowledge and experience in governmental finance, budgets, and information control systems.

The ideal candidate possesses strong communication skills to provide both oral and written recommendations to employees and management.

Additionally, the ideal candidate demonstrates strong administrative services skills in the following areas: communications, property and supply management, records and files management, and mail services. 


The Nebraska Division is in downtown Lincoln. With a population of nearly 290,000 and growing, Lincoln is one of the Midwest’s most affordable, accessible, and agreeable cities. It is a great place to live, to work and to raise a family - offering good schools, short commute times, recreation for all members of the family and a cost of living consistently below the national average.

Lincoln offers many amenities of larger cities yet has plenty of opportunities to get back to nature with ample outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, camping, hunting, and fishing. If you’re missing the big city life, Lincoln is only an hour from Omaha, a three-hour drive to Kansas City and within a day’s drive to Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, and St. Louis.

In addition, Lincoln is a university town ---- home of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Husker sports programs. The university offers more than 52 specialized degree choices and has an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. Fans turn the town to a sea of red on Husker football game days and the women’s volleyball team holds a nation-leading streak of 10 straight NCAA Regional Final appearances and has won five national championships (1995, 2000, 2006, 2015 and 2017).

Lincoln remains a hot housing market with listings selling quickly and prices remain on the rise, but home prices are still very reasonable. The median sale price of a home in Lincoln was $300K last month, up 11.1% since last year. 

Lincoln is in southeastern Nebraska. This part of the State has average winter and summer high temperatures of 33° F (January) and 87° F (July), respectively.  The average annual precipitation is 31 inches.