Friday, September 2, 2022

Air Force Summer Internship





Position: Program Management Premier College Internship for Summer 2023


Eglin Air Force Base, Florida


Premier College Internship Program (PCIP):


PCIP is a program whereby students in their junior year of a full-time baccalaureate program will be able to apply for a full-time paid internship at Eglin AFB, FL for 10-12 weeks during the summer college session. This opportunity targets individuals who are seeking a dynamic career with the Air Force Civilian Service by offering real-world Program Management experience. It is a tremendous opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to pursue a successful Program Management career with the Air Force Civilian Service. 


Program Management – Program Managers integrate and lead multi-functional teams in executing the mission by managing cost, schedule, and performance of a defense acquisition program to ensure high-quality, affordable, supportable, and effective defense systems are delivered to the warfighter in a timely manner.


Eglin Air Force Base:


Eglin AFB is located in Okaloosa County, in northwest Florida, comprising over 640 square miles. This is a military friendly area and also a major tourist attraction due to the white sandy beaches. Eglin is located 8 miles northwest of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; 60 miles East of Pensacola, FL; and 65 miles West of Panama City, FL. Eglin’s primary mission is to support, develop, test, and acquire war-winning weapons. We test and evaluate state-of-the-art weapons for the warfighter, provide superior installation support, and serve as responsible stewards of our resources.


Eglin AFB houses the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (NWC), and the Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL). Combined with our other service organizations, the men and women of Eglin provide expert evaluation and validation of the performance of systems throughout the design, development, acquisition, and sustainment process to ensure the warfighter has technologically superior, reliable, maintainable, sustainable, and safe systems. We are responsible for complete developmental tests and evaluations across the complete system life cycle for a wide variety of customers including: other Air Force logistics and product centers; major Air Force commands; other DoD services and U.S. Government agencies; foreign military sales (FMS); and private industry.





v  Salary:  Starting annual salary is at the General Pay Schedule (GS) level-04 if >60 credit hours or GS-05 if >120 credit hours. Click here to view GS Pay Scale.  Upon completion of the 12-week summer session, interns may be given the opportunity to continue working on a part-time basis until graduation.


v  After college graduation and upon successful program requirement completion, a Premier College Intern may be offered a career, career-conditional appointment into the Air Force Palace Acquire or similar development training program without further competition. Starting salary for a management trainee is GS-07 with a Bachelor’s degree.


v  Leave and Holidays: There are ten paid federal holidays, plus accrued sick and annual leave during every two-week pay period. Sick leave is accrued at 4 hours per pay period. Annual leave is accrued at 4 hours per pay period (0-3 years of service).


v  Training: The Government offers formal classroom training as well as online courses through the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) where you have the opportunity to achieve professional level certifications in various acquisition career fields; i.e. program management, contracting, finance, etc. In addition to the training required for certification, the Government also offers a variety of courses that help with your daily work environment ranging from leadership and change management to learning to use different computer software.


v  Travel: Opportunities exist both foreign and domestic.      



Conditions of Employment: 


v  Must meet suitability requirements for Federal employment.


v  Must be at least 16 years of age.


v  Position may be subject to random drug testing.


v  Must sign a Participant Agreement.


v  Must meet the qualification standards of the position.




For entrance into the Premier College Intern Program, applicants must meet the following qualifications:


v  Must be a U.S. Citizen


v  Enrolled in an approved full-time program seeking a Baccalaureate or a Master’s degree from an accredited College or University


v  Targeting those who will graduate in the December 2023 through Aug 2024 time frame


v  Have a 2.95 or higher cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grading scale


v  Have at least one year of full-time hours/credits left in degree program


v  Must be able to begin internship no later than 1 Jun 2023.


v  Live near or are willing to move (at your own expense) near the location of employment


v  Ability to obtain and maintain security clearance (Air Force will fund the clearance)





If you are interested in the opportunity and you meet the eligibility requirements, please email the following to and include the subject line “FY23 Premier College Internship Program”.  All submission are due by 4 Sep 2022.


1.       Updated resume with your current phone number, physical address and email address


2.       CURRENT transcript (unofficial is fine for now) with Spring 2022/Summer 2022 grades included


3.       Save resumes as a PDF document titled: CUI Last Name, First Name_Resume


4.       Save transcripts as a PDF document titled: CUI Last Name, First Name_Transcript


5.       Save degree plan as a PDF document titled: CUI Last Name, First Name_Degree Plan



All applicants must have all of their information submitted no later than close of business on 4 September 2022. NO EXCEPTIONS.



This is your opportunity to begin a successful civilian career with the United States Air Force.  You are the key to your success! Helpful Websites:

·         USAJobs:                                               

·         Info about Acquisition Careers and the application process:            




Tuesday, February 22, 2022


Our Affiliate Lumentum has posted an internship:


Qualified candidates will be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related major.  Students must be returning to school following the internship.


Please let me know if you have any questions.





Scott Johnson


University Relations Manager, North America


+1 408.546.4409

University Relations


Monday, February 21, 2022

Florida Executive Women Scholarship


Dear Community Partners and Colleagues: the application period for the Florida Executive Women (FEW) Scholarship is now open. Please help promote the opportunity to receive a $3000 academic scholarship in your circles.



  • This opportunity is only applicable to junior and senior female students.
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Financial need of at least $3,000.



  • FEW plans to award five (5) scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each – one (1) each to a student of
      • Bethune-Cookman University,
      • Hamilton Holt School of Rollins College,
      • Seminole State College of Florida,
      • University of Central Florida (woot! woot!), and
      • Valencia College.
  • Note: The scholarship recipient must be a student of one of these schools. If the recipient transfers from the school to which the scholarship is given, it will not transfer with the student.
  • Selected candidate will be informed of their selection by May 31st.


Scholarship Application available here.

  • Complete application packet available here.


Deadline: April 23, 2022.

Monday, November 1, 2021

Optical Engineering Internship at MIT


My name is Emma Landsiedel and I am a Technical Staff member and Student Intern Coordinator in the Optical Engineering Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Massachusetts.  Our group here is seeking student candidates for optical engineering internships for the summer of 2022.  If the current trends hold, we are excited to host student interns in-person at our Lexington, MA site.


To give some background on who we are, MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) which conducts groundbreaking R&D to solve problems that are critical not only to national security, but to the advancement of science itself.   The Optical Engineering group I represent is a specialized group of about 35 Optical Engineers and Optical Specialists/Technicians.  We collaborate with Mission Divisions across the Laboratory taking cutting-edge concepts and applying all aspects of the optical engineering discipline to the development of prototype satellite, airborne, underwater and terrestrial optical systems.


A summer intern in the Optical Engineering Group will gain real-world experience working with staff members on a broad range of optical problems from system conceptual design, ray tracing and tolerance analysis, specification and oversight of optical component fabrication, and optical system alignment and testing. 


Attached you will find a copy of our Summer Intern Job Description with more details for the candidates we are seeking.  The link to apply online is here:  .  I am hoping you can distribute this to your students and those who might be interested in an optical engineering internship.  We will consider applications submitted before November 15th.  One important note to highlight (also stated in the job description), is that we can only interview and host U.S. citizens. 


Given that this is our first correspondence, we would also be happy to entertain a phone or video call with your optics department representatives so that we can provide more information on who we are and what kind of work we perform in our Optical Engineering group.  Additionally, here is a link to the MIT Lincoln Laboratory career page (which can also direct you to the MIT LL external site for more information):


I have cc’d two other Optical Engineers and Student Intern Coordinators in our group (Zach Darling and Michael Dalpiaz),  so that any one of us may respond promptly.


Thank you for your time,


Emma Landsiedel

Optical Engineer – Group 78

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

(781) 981-8339