Employment at the Financial Management Service

Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)

What is the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)?

The Student Career Experience (SCEP) Program (formerly Cooperative Education (Co-op) is a planned and progressive educational program that offers many advantages. By combining your academic studies with on-the-job experience, the SCEP helps you gain the experience you need to obtain the job of your choice.

Designed to be a partnership between you, your school, and the Financial Management Service, the SCEP will help you:

  • Gain professional experiences in your chosen field;

  • Develop confidence, interpersonal skills, and professional work habits;

  • Increase your motivation and desire to learn.

Competitive Pay and Benefits

As a SCEP student, you start earning a salary now! Your rate of pay will depend on your education and work experience.

As your responsibilities increase, your pay reflects your experience, talents and contributions. Pay-for-performance systems are in place to provide increases and awards for motivated SCEP students.

There are many ways to work in the SCEP. Schedules may alternate full-time work experiences with full semesters or quarters of study in school, or there may be part-time positions with parallel periods of study. You will work with your school and employer to design a schedule that works best for you.

Eligibility Requirements

In addition to U.S. citizenship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Pursue a professional, graduate, Baccalaureate, or Associate degree, undergraduate certificate or diploma, or high school diploma;

  • Be enrolled in your school's Cooperative Education program

  • Maintain a good academic standing in your school;

  • Recommended for a Co-op assignment by your school;

  • Have met security requirements.

How Do You Begin the Process?

To find out if your school is in the partnership program, contact your school's Student Employment Director/Coordinator .


Contact our recruitment office for more information.

E-mail: job.opportunities@fms.treas.gov
Call: (202) 874-8090
Write: Department of the Treasury
Financial Management Service
Human Resources Division
Attn: Student Career Experience Program Coordinator
Room 170A
3700 East-West Highway
Hyattsville, MD 20782

The Financial Management Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer

   Last Updated:  March 14, 2014