Internships and other programs

DEVCOM hires professionals, recent graduates and interns, and participates in a variety of Army, Department of Defense and federal scholarship, internship, apprenticeship, graduate and fellowship programs. Some of these are:

Department of Defense Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Program

This program offers scholarships for students pursuing bachelor, masters and PhD degrees in STEM. While in school, students will receive full tuition, monthly stipends, health insurance and book allowances, as well as summer internships that range from 8 to 12 weeks. Upon degree completion, scholars begin working in a civilian position with their sponsoring facility. For more information, visit:

CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service

The CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program is designed to recruit and train the next generation of information technology professionals, industrial control system security professionals and security managers to meet the needs of the cybersecurity mission for federal, state, local and tribal governments. This program provides scholarships for up to three years of support for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate (MS or PhD) education. In return for their scholarships, recipients must work for the U.S. government after graduation in a position related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the length of the scholarship. For more information, visit:

DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center’s Innovative Student Internship Program (ISIP):

The Innovative Student Internship Program is a 10-week Summer internship for undergraduate students. It is designed to foster research, development, testing and application of technologies at one of the nation’s premier chemical and biological defense laboratories, the DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center. For more information, visit:,CBC%20engineering%20and%20research%20laboratories.&text=Students%20will%20present%20their%20results,last%20week%20of%20their%20appointment

Army Educational Outreach Program – Apprenticeships and Fellowships

Advance your education and career by joining a team that makes scientific discoveries and develops technologies that support America’s innovation goals. AEOP apprentices (high school, undergraduate) and AEOP fellows (graduate, post-doctoral) conduct real-world, Army-sponsored research alongside scientists and engineers in world-class facilities. Whether you are seeking a summer, semester, or long-term STEM research and career development opportunity, AEOP has a program for you. For more information, visit:

Army Career Development Program

The Army Career Development Program is a requirements-based program that ensures planned development of civilian members of the force through a blending of progressive and sequential work assignments, formal training, and self-development for individuals as they progress from entry level to key positions. For more information, visit:

Pathways Intern Program

Designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions with opportunities to work in agencies and explore federal careers while getting paid for work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service. For more information, visit:

OSD Faculty Fellow Research Team page – the link takes you to a Tribal Colleges page.
Yes, this program is sponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)

Pathways Recent Graduate Program

The Pathways Recent Graduate Program provides developmental experiences in the U.S. Federal government for individuals who graduated from qualifying educational institutions within the past two years with an associate’s, bachelor, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate. For more information, visit:

Presidential Management Fellows Program

The Presidential Management Fellows Program offers a prestigious two-year opportunity in the federal government working on various assignments at different agencies. Individuals who have completed a qualifying advanced degree such as a masters or professional degree within the past two years are eligible to apply. For more information, visit:

Department of Defense Historically Black Colleges & Universities and Minority Institutions Summer Faculty Research Fellowship

This program provides faculty of Historically Black Colleges & Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Summer placement opportunities in one of the Army laboratories to conduct joint research projects with Army laboratory scientists. The primary goal is to help build in-house research capacity by exposing faculty to cutting-edge scientific work that they can take back to their campuses to improve curriculum, research products and student outcomes. For more information, visit:

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines. The NDSEG Fellowship Program confers high honors upon its recipients who choose the U.S. institution they wish to attend. NDSEG Fellowship Program lasts three years, pays full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 USD a year in medical insurance (dental and vision insurances are not included). For more information, visit:

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