Federal Career Intern Program Blasted by Some as Undermining Open Market Hiring

April 30, 2010  |  

(Washington Post) — If you think the word “intern” refers just to the legions of eager young folks who descend on Washington each summer, providing cheap labor by day and guzzling beer at night, think again.  When Uncle Sam talks about interns, he might mean the college students who get a few months of valuable on-the-job experience, but he also could be referring to the permanent federal workers who bypassed the regular competitive hiring process and got a full-time job through the Federal Career Intern Program.

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