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Internships

Real World Experience

These opportunities help develop skills, gain insight and network while preparing to launch a career. Internships listed below are available in a number of areas related to the defense and national security industries.

DEFENSE INDUSTRY INTERNSHIPS

Industry partnerships are critical to developing career opportunities for our students. Internships provide real world experiences and create a pipeline of students to meet industry needs.


Army Materiel Command

The U.S. Army Materiel Command’s (AMC’s) 1,000 Intern Initiative was designed to ignite a passion for federal service by providing 1,000 internship or outreach opportunities throughout AMC each year for the next five years.

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NASA

NASA’s Vision: To reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.

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Student Trainee (Engineering) - NASA Pathways Intern Employment Program

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North Carolina for Military Employment

NC4ME is a comprehensive public-private partnership that takes an employer-centric approach to strengthening the flow of military talent into North Carolina’s businesses.This is a full-time position without benefits.

Program Manager

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Pathways Program

The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service. As a student or recent graduate, you can begin your career in the Federal government by choosing the path that best describes you and where you are in your academics:

  • Internship Program: This program is for current students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Additional information about the Internship Program.
  • Recent Graduates Program: This program is for individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs and seek a dynamic, career development program with training and mentorship. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years to apply). Additional information about the Recent Graduates Program.
  • Presidential Management Fellows Program: For more than three decades, the PMF Program has been the Federal government’s premier leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. This program is now for individuals who have received a qualifying advanced degree within the preceding two years. For complete program information, visit: www.pmf.gov.
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U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

The Department of the Army Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in the Department of Army and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Department of the Army Pathways interns may be converted to a permanent position within 120 days of successful completion of the program.

Student Trainee (Computer Science)

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.

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Student Trainee (Paralegal)

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U.S. Department of State

The Department’s mission is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere. This mission is shared with the USAID, ensuring we have a common path forward in partnership as we invest in the shared security and prosperity that will ultimately better prepare us for the challenges of tomorrow.

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Veterans Innovation Partnership

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U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program

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U.S. Department of the Navy

The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.

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DON Pathways Internship

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U.S. Department of Transporation

The U.S. Department of Transportation enhances the operation of our air, rail, highway, and water transportation systems. The quality of our lives, shape of our communities, and productivity of our Nation’s economy depend on our transportation systems. We recognize and value the importance of our workforce and the diversity of backgrounds and ideas that each person contributes to our joint efforts. So we invite you to join us in shaping the future of our organization and meeting the challenges of the 21st Century, while advancing the best transportation system in the world.

Student Volunteer

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UNC General Administration

The UNC Federal Relations team leads the University’s efforts to formulate and coordinate federal priorities, and promotes the University’s engagement with the North Carolina Congressional Delegate, Executive agencies, and nation higher education associations.

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United Service Organization (USO) of North Carolina

Provides an opportunity for college students to work side-by-side with dedicated nonprofit professionals serving our nation’s men and women in uniform and their families. Internships at the USO of North Carolina provide an opportunity for college students to work side-by-side with dedicated nonprofit professionals serving our nation’s men and women in uniform and their families. Interns are being accepted in the following programs: Communications & Marketing; Special Events & Fundraising; Mobile USO of NC Operations; and Administrative Services.

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Intern

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US Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard is one of the five armed forces of the United States and the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security. Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation’s maritime interests and environment around the world. The Coast Guard is an adaptable, responsive military force of maritime professionals whose broad legal authorities, capable assets, geographic diversity and expansive partnerships provide a persistent presence along our rivers, in the ports, littoral regions and on the high seas. Coast Guard presence and impact is local, regional, national and international. These attributes make the Coast Guard a unique instrument of maritime safety, security and environmental stewardship.

Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation Intern

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USAA

The USAA offers a ten-week summer internship program that gives students the opportunity to help USAA as it serves the military community, while also gaining real-world experience and sharing knowledge with peers.

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Intern

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USASOC

The Student Educational Employment Program provides Federal employment opportunities to students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as degree seeking students taking at least a half-time academic, technical, or vocational course load in an accredited high school, technical, vocational, 2 or 4 year college or university, graduate or professional school. Interns work within their academic programs of study supporting USASOCheadquarters in Fort Bragg, N.C

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