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Contract Specialists are at the heart of a complex procurement process relying on sound business acumen and analytical skills to identify and deliver everything from sophisticated aerospace systems like satellites, electronics, and high-performance aircraft to commercially available supplies and services necessary for the day-to-day operation of a military installation.

As mission-focused business leaders, Air Force Contract Specialists are at the forefront of leveraging quantitative skill sets to analyze proposals and negotiate, execute, and administer contracts to provide the Air Force its decisive edge in air, space, and cyberspace.

As an AFCS Contract Specialist with the Copper Cap (COP) Intern Program, you'll be an integral part of a dynamic team, responsible for all facets of contracting and providing strategic sourcing expertise and innovative business solutions.


  • U.S. citizenship required

  • Possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution

  • Business degree/MBA (i.e., finance, accounting, supply chain) is highly desired

  • GPA 2.95 or above

  • Ability to obtain Security Clearance (funded by USAF)


  • Recruitment incentive of up to 35% of starting salary for high-cost areas

  • 100% Tuition Assistance may be available toward a graduate degree while in the Copper COP Program

  • Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

  • Federal Employment Retirement System (FERS)

  • Paid Federal Holidays

  • Annual and Sick Leave Benefit

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