Cyberspace & Information Technology specialists operate and maintain the eyes and ears of the U.S. Air Force. They serve on the “front-lines” of the digital realm, overseeing the Air Force’s complex computing and communications infrastructures and executing key digital policy measures. Civilian employees provide systems engineering, acquisition, installation, operations support, cybersecurity, as well as maintenance of data and voice networks to support the U.S. in its global interests.
As a Cyberspace & Information Technology PAQ Intern, you’ll work shoulder to shoulder with IT Specialists, Computer Scientists, and Computer Engineers, both civilian and in the military, making contributions to real-world challenges while gaining invaluable hands-on experience. You’ll have training opportunities to sharpen your skills through formal training in Cyber Technology, Cybersecurity, Networking, Infrastructure, and Program Management, as well as the opportunity to build on your leadership potential through our leadership development curriculum.
This is a development program where promotions and yearly salary increases are granted based upon performance and supervisory approval. Upon successful completion of the formal training plan, the PAQ Program offers a permanent position at AFCS, making it the perfect launching pad for your career.
CYBERSPACE & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CAREER PATHS INCLUDE
Computer Engineer | Computer Scientist | Data Scientist | Information Technology Specialist
QUALIFICATIONS & ELIGIBILITY
U.S. citizenship required
Recent graduate (within two years of completing degree) or full-time undergraduate/graduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university graduating during current semester
Pursuing a BA/MA in IT or related fields
GPA 2.95 or above
Ability to obtain Security Clearance (funded by USAF)
FULL-TIME PALACE ACQUIRE (PAQ) INTERN PROGRAM
A formal 2-3 year training and career development track
Real-world projects and missions
Mentoring provided by Senior IT/Cyber Managers
Opportunities to lead projects
Annual performance-based promotions
Placement into a permanent AFCS position as a professional-level C&I civilian once the PAQ program is successfully completed
A FULL-TIME OFFER INCLUDES FEDERAL BENEFITS AS WELL AS THESE INCENTIVES
Recruitment Bonus for selected positions
Student Loan Repayment
Paid move to employment location
100% Tuition Assistance toward a graduate degree while in the PAQ Program
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