-- Recent College Graduates
-- Undergraduates and Graduates
-- 2 Year Conditional Appointment
-- Many Federal Benefits
-- US Citizenship Required
All career interns begin their training at their work sites. The CIP provides formal and informal education and training so that each career intern develops the advanced skills, knowledge and abilities for successful performance at the journeyman level.
Upon successful completion of the program, career interns are eligible for permanent positions at an MDA site. Career interns may express a site preference for a permanent assignment. All efforts will be made to accommodate those preferences on
a space-available basis.
Engineering The MDA needs many types of engineering career interns, most of whom, regardless of their field of engineering, will work in one or more of the following functional areas. A senior DoD functional area expert establishes the training each career intern will receive for each field.
-- Systems Development Engineering
-- Quality/Product Assurance Engineering
-- Test and Evaluation Engineering
-- Software Engineering
Science Science career interns needed by MDA are typically those specializing in physical sciences— physics, mathematics, and computer sciences— reflecting the scientific disciplines most needed in MDA research and development efforts. Most of the mathematicians and computer scientists are Operations Research Analysts or Systems Analysts.
Business/Contracting Individuals with degrees in the field of Business Administration (or closely related fields) must possess, as a minimum, 24 semester hours in a business related field, although other majors are considered.