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  Multicultural Work Force Strategic Initiatives
STEP Program
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  The Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) provides an opportunity for students to earn money, continue their education, train with professionals, and combine academic study with on-the-job experience. Work does not have to be related to the student's academic or career goals. Students may work part time when school is in session and full time during vacation periods. The one-year STEP employment can be renewed at the supervisor's discretion. A student does not need to be enrolled in the National Multicultural Initiatives to participate in STEP, but most students enrolled in the Initiatives begin their employment in the STEP.

For information on both SCEP and STEP, write to:

USDA, Office of Human Resources Management
Attn: Department of Student Programs Manager
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 309-W, Jamie L. Whitten Federal Bldg.
Washington, DC 20250-9600