Premier College Intern Program (PCIP)

Dayton, OHSummer 2021 Internship Opportunity for College Juniors $14.54/hr

Job Overview

The Premier College Intern Program is designed to prepare program participants for future science, technology, engineering, mathematics, cyber, acquisition, intelligence, mission critical and vocational/technical specialty positions in the Air Force Civilian Service.

This objective is accomplished by:

  • Recruiting and selecting high-caliber candidates
  • Strategically placing interns with managers committed to development
  • Building competent, effective, and productive employees
  • Providing training and challenging assignments
  • Deliberate mentorship by higher-level management


Premier College Interns (PCIs) will have the opportunity to access special projects using cutting edge technology, while under the mentorship of senior managers. The paid 12-week internship will occur during the summer of their Junior year (before heading into Senior year) for undergraduate participants. A few positions may be available for exceptional college sophomores. Upon graduation and completing program requirements, a Premier College Intern may be eligible for a full-time position into an Air Force formal training program - PALACE Acquire (PAQ) or COPPER Cap.

AFRL FY21 PCIP Allocations: 37
Locations: Eglin AFB, Kirtland AFB, Rome Labs, Wright Patterson AFB, Edwards AFB

Required Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Enrollment as a full-time student in a baccalaureate degree program
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.95 or higher
  • Obtain necessary security background checks/clearance
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited academic institution 
  • Must have completed at least 60 credit hours in program and have at least one full year remaining in degree program

Desired Qualifications

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