How to Hire an NSEP Awardee

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in hiring an NSEP award recipient. This webpage provides options for how federal agencies, federal contractors, non-profits, and other organizations can hire NSEP award recipients. 

Non-Competitive Hiring into the Federal Government

All active recipients of NSEP awards (like the Boren Scholarship and Fellowship and EHLS Scholarships) are eligible for non-competitive hire into federal government jobs.

The NSEP office can manage these non-competitive appointments from start-to-finish--and at no cost to the hiring organization. Typically, NSEP will advertise a job announcement to the 5,000+ pool of NSEP awardees and return an application package to the hiring office within 24 hours of the vacancy announcement close date. Some offices are able to select candidates within a week after receiving this application package.   

For more information about how federal offices can advertise open jobs to and hire NSEP award recipients, please download the Boren hiring guide: Hiring a Boren Awardee - Step-by-Step Guide (PDF).

Any interested federal office can also email nsep@nsep.gov with specific questions about the Boren non-competitive hiring process.  

Competitive Hiring into the Federal Government

The NSEP office can also advertise competitive federal job announcements to NSEP award recipients.

Any interested federal office can email nsep@nsep.gov with a link to the online job posting, and the NSEP office will send out a mass email to the NSEP applicant pool.

Hiring for Non-Government Organizations

Similar to how the NSEP office advertises competitive federal jobs, the NSEP office can also advertise non-government jobs (e.g. contractor, non-profit, international organization) to the NSEP applicant pool. These non-government jobs are typically related to international development or foreign policy.

Any interested federal office can email nsep@nsep.gov with a link to the online job posting, and the NSEP office will send out a mass email to the NSEP applicant pool.