Job announcements: U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau plans to post vacancy announcements for the following positions on Wednesday December 7th

  • Entry-Level Recent Graduates Statisticians (includes Survey, Demographic, and Economic Statisticians).
    • To qualify you must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and have completed within the previous two years (or by June 1, 2017) a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
    • Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply
  • Pathways Interns (includes Survey, Demographic, and Economic Statistician interns)
    • To qualify you must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, have a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), and be enrolled in a degree seeking program or certificate program of at least one year in duration.

We are looking for candidates at all levels of education.  Training in demographic analysis, survey research, economics, sociology, and/or quantitative analysis of large datasets is preferred.  The announcements will have an application limit and may only be open for a short period of time. Please review the “Required Documents” section of the announcement to confirm all required information was submitted.


Application Instructions

On December 7, navigate to

Enter “BOC-2017-0057” in the search bar for the recent graduates announcement, or “BOC-2017-0072” for the pathways internship announcement.


We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Student Opportunities


What majors can apply?

We accept all majors.  However, most opportunities are for students majoring in business, economics, sociology, psychology, geography, cartography, demography, mathematics, statistics, computer science, and information technology.

What type of work would I be doing?

Assignments vary depending on the office in which you are placed.  At Census, you will have a meaningful experience that will utilize your background and will fine-tune your analytical skills.


Would I be paid for my internship?

All internships provide a stipend or salary (GS Schedule for Federal Interns and Recent Graduates) that helps you pay for housing, transportation, and other expenses.  Intern salaries generally meet expenses during the duration of the program. Census also offers unpaid internships.

What is the internship duration?

Most summer internships last approximately 10 weeks, Fall and Spring Internship last approximately 15 weeks. Typically, internships start the first week of June and end the first week of August. Postsecondary Internships are also available during spring and fall. Pathways also offers spring and fall internship opportunities that may last more than 10 weeks.

Are all internship opportunities in Washington DC?

No, we have internship opportunities at different Regional Offices across the nation and at our headquarters in Suitland, Maryland, a suburb located 2 miles south of Washington, DC.

What about housing and travel arrangements?

Most programs, except Pathways, assist students in finding housing.  However, students are responsible for

housing expenses.


What about transportation?

The Census Bureau is accessible by public transportation, including bus and Metrorail. Most housing suggested by the internship programs is located in areas reasonably near a metro station. For additional information regarding the public transportation system, please visit


How is the selection process?

Since we have a limited number of internship opportunities, the selection process is very competitive. Managers select candidates based on area of study, skills, and GPA after reviewing applications from the various programs.  If you are selected, you will normally be notified no later than the first week of May (for summer session).


For additional information, please call the Strategic Recruitment and Outreach Branch on 301-763-4910. You can also reach us on 1-800-638-6719. TTY users can reach us via the Federal Relay Service on 1-800-877-8339.

Tiffany Tayman (

For detailed information on internship programs, please visit: