AFRL Palace Acquire Internship

Rome, NYPalace Acquire Internship Opportunities at AFRL - Rome, New YorkVaries

Job Overview

The Palace Acquire (PAQ) program is an Air Force program to recruit, train and develop college graduates to become professional Air Force Civilian Scientists and Engineers. We are looking for recent college graduates for this training and development opportunity who are ready to launch a professional career and gain valuable real world work experience with the Air Force.  Mentoring will also be provided by Senior Scientists and Engineers.  Recent graduates with a bachelor’s degree will enter a 3-year program while completing their graduate degree, or will enter a 2-year program if they have already completed their graduate degree. Upon successful completion of this program, PAQs will be placed into positions as professional-level scientists or engineers. 
  • Recruitment Bonus of 75-100% of starting salary for most positions
  • Student Loan Reimbursement (3-year interns up to $30K, 2-year interns up to $20K)
  • Paid relocation to employment location (if required)
  • Funded Graduate Degree (3-year PAQ Program)
  • 12 months for full-time, in-residence class attendance to obtain a master's degree
    • 100% tuition paid by USAF
    • Receive full salary/benefits while attending graduate school
AFRL FY22 PAQ Allocations:  4
Location Available:  Rome NY

Required Qualifications

  • US Citizenship required
  • Graduates with a BS (3-year program) or MS (2-year program) in STEM (program must be ABET accredited for technical degrees)
  • GPA 2.95 or above
  • Ability to obtain Security Clearance (funded by USAF)
  • “Department of the Air Force has implemented COVID-19 vaccination requirements set forth in Executive Order 14043. Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. Upon selection, you will be required to provide documentation proof as “fully vaccinated” prior to issuance of a firm job offer. Air Force will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exemption from this requirement.” More information on COVID requirements may be found at:”

Desired Qualifications

(Req No 75416)