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Internship Programs

Begin your professional career in one of the boundless opportunities offered by the Department of Defense for recent graduates.


Internship Program

A unique opportunity to experience the work environment in the Department of Defense while still in school. Current students enrolled in educational institutions ranging from high school to graduate school gain the experience of working for DOD and ability to explore the many opportunities that the Department of Defense has to offer.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS

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Army Student Internship Program

The Student Internship Program (SIP) exposes current students to the Army Civilian Corps and career opportunities with emphasis on STEM and mission critical occupations. Upon meeting graduation requirements, the program provides an opportunity for participants to be non-competitively converted into permanent full-time employment in the Army.
For More Information: timothy.a.weathersbee.civ@mail.mil;edward.h.david.civ@mail.mil

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DoD STEM Opportunities

Explore a multitude of internship, fellowship, educational and competition opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

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Innovative Student Internship Program (ISIP)

10 week Summer internship program at the DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center (CBC) located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Undergraduate students are paired with a mentor to conduct science or engineering research in areas of interest to CBC.
For More Information:

https://www.cbc.devcom.army.mil/careers/internships/innovative-undergraduate-student-internship-program

 

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Commissary Management Specialist (CMS) Intern Program

The CMS-Intern (Management Trainee) is a two-year entry-level GS-5 training program where candidates will PCS from their current duty station to a training location and train in all departments throughout the store (with the department Manager or whomever has oversight). Upon successful completion of the program the CMS Intern will PCS to a duty station as a GS-9 Manager (position may vary due to Agency’s need.
Field of Study: Leadership/Management Training
Application Time Period/Cycle: 2-4 times per year
Eligibility Requirements: Current employees of the DoD Commissary and recent graduates.
How to Apply: Positions are advertised on USA Jobs.
For More Information: Lana.Frederick@deca.mil

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Produce Intern Program

The CMS-Produce Internship is a one-year entry level GS-5 training program where candidates will PCS from their current duty station to a training location and train with a Produce Manager (or whomever has oversight of the department). Upon successful completion of the program the CMS Produce Intern will PCS to a duty station as a GS-7 Produce Manager.
Field of Study: Leadership/Management Training
Application Time Period/Cycle: 2-4 times per year
Eligibility Requirements: Current employees of the DoD Commissary and recent graduates.
How to Apply: Positions are advertised on USA Jobs.
For More Information: Lana.Frederick@deca.mil

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Intelligence Student Opportunities

The IC offers students a wide variety of excellent programs to get a jumpstart on a career in intelligence.

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Military Academy Internship (MAI) Program

The MDA Military Academy Internship Program (MAI), established in 2016, provides military interns (Air Force, Naval Academy, West Pint) the opportunity to develop new technical skills and affords the opportunity to work with Department of Defense (DoD) world class professionals.

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Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)

Opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DON) laboratory during the summer.

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Pathways Internship Program

Current students from high school to graduate level are offered paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school.

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NAWCWD Cyber Security Internship

The Cybersecurity and IT internship program is designed to train students to fill the skill gap areas of cybersecurity and IT.

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Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

Connects the most talented and diverse college students, recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty to STEM internship and fellowship programs.

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Office of Naval Research (ONR) Historically Black Colleges Institution Program

Designed to increase the participation of HBCU/MIs in the Navy's research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) programs and activities.

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Student STEM Employment Program (SSEP)

Become a part of the pipeline for the future workforce in the Student STEM Employment Opportunities for BS, MS, and PhD students.

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Volunteer Student Internship (VSI) Program

Opportunity to obtain unpaid work experience in different career fields.

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Workforce Recruitment Program

A recruitment and referral program for College Students with Disabilities through summer or permanent jobs. Explore the many different opportunities open to students.

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Premier College Intern Program (PCIP)

Internships providing hands-on experience with cutting edge projects/technologies with the Air Force.

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Air Force Research Lab Scholars program

Offers stipend-paid summer internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate level university students pursuing STEM degrees, as well as upper-level high school students; select locations also offer internships to university students pursuing education-related degrees and K-12 professional educators. The selected interns gain valuable hands-on experiences working with full-time AFRL scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research and technology and are able to contribute to unique, research-based projects.

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DoD College Acquisition Internship Program (DCAIP)

The DoD College Acquisition Internship Program (DCAIP) is an opportunity for Army acquisition organizations to hire eligible college students for a 10-week paid summer internship. Upon a student’s successful completion of the internship, the organization may noncompetitively convert the individual to a permanent position in the acquisition workforce through existing hiring authorities..

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