Professional Development


National Security Agency (NSA) — Excellent opportunities exist for employees to participate in the Business Management, Program Management, Financial Management, and Contracting Specialist Intern Programs. These highly competitive programs are designed to develop aspiring professionals' skills and knowledge in preparation for challenging careers supporting the internal infrastructure of a Federal Agency comparable in size and budget to the top 10% of Fortune 500 companies. Candidates gain experience through rotational assignments and education obtained from colleges and universities, including the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), which is recognized across the entire Department of Defense (DOD).

Air Force PALACE Acquire Intern Program — Provides full-time employment with a structured 2-3 year training program. This program provides expedited, performance-based promotions in approximately 20 diverse occupations.

Defense Information System Agency (DISA) Career Development Intern Program — The Intern Program is designed to challenge and reward a select number of students from across the country. The goal of the program is to provide an outstanding educational experience within the offices of DISA. The program is intended to provide knowledge, skills, and experiences that an intern can readily apply to future challenges and professional pursuits.

Master of Social Work Program, Army-Fayetteville State University — The Fayetteville State University Department of Social Work has partnered with the United States Army to establish a Master of Social Work Program at Fort Sam Houston, Texas in order to meet the military's increase demand for social work officers and Department of the Army civilian practitioners.

Army Contracting Command, Contracting Career (CP14) Intern Program — The Army Contracting Training Program pays you an attractive full-time salary and provides a great benefits package while you participate in a flexible combination of formal education and informal/on-the-job training. You benefit from challenging and rewarding opportunities that enable you to quickly build expertise and develop key leadership skills.

Department of Navy (DON) Financial Management Associates Program — The Department of the Navy (DON) Financial Management Associate Program is a mid-level career-development program within the financial management (FM) community of the Department of the Navy. Successful applicants will be assigned to an organization within the DON and given challenging developmental assignments for two years. Upon completion of these assignments, and given an appropriate level of performance, the Associate will be permanently placed within that organization, and will be fully integrated into that command's workforce.

Financial Management Trainee Program — Welcome to a great opportunity! If you are about to finish your undergraduate education, want to make a career change, or otherwise have the desire to serve your country, we hope you will strongly consider the opportunity to join the Department of the Navy Financial Management team. We are looking for talented, dedicated undergraduates to apply for our trainee program. Each year the program picks around 60 top candidates to participate in a 28-month trainee program.

TRICARE Acquisition Intern Program — The TRICARE Acquisition Intern Program (TRIUMPH) is designed to attract men and women to careers as Federal employees with TRICARE. This objective is accomplished by recruiting and selecting high-caliber candidates and training them to become competent, effective, and productive employees in a variety of occupational areas in the acquisition field; providing developmental opportunities necessary to gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are useful in a career, and providing promotional opportunities for those interns who complete all required training and developmental assignments.

OSD Centralized Presidential Management Fellows Program — The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program was established by Presidential Executive Order in 1977. It is designed to attract to the Federal service outstanding individuals from a wide variety of academic disciplines who have an interest in, and a commitment to, a career in the analysis and management of public policies and programs. The program draws graduate students from a variety of academic, social, and cultural backgrounds to help meet the future challenges of public service.

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