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Acquisitions is the process used by the U.S. Air Force to negotiate and procure the design, development, testing, and deployment of every item it depends upon to maintain its edge. Whether aircraft, new or existing technology, software, satellites, or other equipment used by the Air Force in its mission, Acquisition professionals oversee the entire lifecycle of every item from inception to retirement and safe disposal.

As an Acquisition Program Manager (PM) intern, you’ll work shoulder to shoulder with the men and women of our armed forces as well as other Civilian professionals representing multiple disciplines to ensure each stakeholder is aligned in meeting the cost, scheduling, and performance goals of each initiative. You’ll help plan, monitor performance, and determine the resources required to achieve each milestone.


  • U.S. citizenship required

  • Must be a recent graduate (graduated within the last two years) or full-time undergraduate/graduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university graduating during current semester

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Business or similar field

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.95 or above

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Security Clearance (funded by USAF)


  • A formal two to three-year training and career development track

  • Real-world projects supporting Air Force missions

  • Mentoring provided by senior-level Program Managers

  • Opportunities to hone leadership skills and lead projects

  • Annual performance-based promotions

  • Placement into a permanent professional-level Program Management position once the PAQ Program is successfully completed


  • Potential student loan repayment up to $30K

  • 100% Tuition Assistance toward a graduate degree while in the PAQ Program

  • Potential to enter workforce as a GS-12 upon successful completion of PAQ Program

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