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The Space Force offers full-time paid internships for students currently attending college or who have recently graduated, with hands-on training and available tuition assistance.
The Space Force offers full-time paid internships for students currently attending college or who have recently graduated, with hands-on training and available tuition assistance.
Internships for Current Students
Internships for Current Students
Premier College Intern Program (PCIP)
Premier College Intern Program (PCIP): Offers college sophomores and juniors hands-on experience through a 10-12 week paid summer internship. Here, they work side-by-side with current Space Force professionals and contribute on a wide array of projects to support the Space Force.
Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART)
Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART): Provides students within the fields of Science, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) the tools to improve their education and land a promising career with the Space Force. With full-time scholarships available, SMART students can focus on their needed research to advance in their career as a civilian employee.
Summer Hire Program
Summer Hire Program - Offers high school students the opportunity to gain invaluable real-world work experience across a number of career fields over the summer, earning an income while experiencing the life and culture of USSF.
Internships for Recent Graduates
Presidential Management Fellow (PMF)
Presidential Management Fellow (PMF): Leadership development program for entry-level and advanced degree students with opportunities for them to advance as future government leaders
Copper Cap (COP)
Copper Cap (COP): Program for aspiring Contract Specialists with hands-on training that covers every facet of managing contracts, including requirements definition, market research, price justification, solicitation preparation, negotiation and award, and contract administration
Palace Acquire (PAQ)
Palace Acquire (PAQ): Full-time, two- to four-year paid training program for graduates interested in positions within Special Investigations, Operations, Intel, Financial Management or Science and Engineering. Candidates must have earned one of the following within the past two years: associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate or technical degree; vocational degree or certificate.