As a member of the Army ROTC you can take advantage of many benefits. While living the life of a normal college student, you are putting yourself in position to succeed in the Army after earning your degree.
Just like many students, you may have the desire to take on an internship during the summer. Since you have a strong interest in the Army, you may want to consider one of the many paid internships for current cadets. Not only will you receive specialized training for your future Army career, but you will earn money along the way.
Types of Army ROTC Internships
There are several different types of Army ROTC internships to consider. The type you choose will be based largely on your degree field and future career goals.
Department of the Army Civilian Internships
For nearly 50 years, the Department of Army has managed an internship program that helps individuals receive classroom instruction and on the job training in a variety of career fields. Did you know that many of the top leaders in the Army started out with this internship program?
As an ROTC cadet, there are many internship specialties to consider. The one that is best for you is based on your degree path. Some of the most popular include:
1. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Internship Program ? for students studying a medical discipline.
2. Central Identification Laboratory Internship Program ? for students studying archeology, forensic science, or mortuary science.
3. Chaplaincy Internship Program ? interested in becoming an Army Chaplain? This is the internship for you.
4. Engineering Internship Program ? for students enrolled in an aerospace, electrical, civil, mechanical, structural, or environmental engineering program.
5. Judge Advocate General?s (JAG) Internship Program ? for students interested in attending law school.
6. Nurse Summer Training Program.
Specialty Army Internships
Many specialties are made available to cadets, based on the agency they are working with:
1. Army Science Board ? for students studying a science field.
2. Cadet Internship Program ? internships at Army staff agencies as well as the Pentagon.
3. Overseas Travel and Emersion Program ? for students studying social science, foreign affairs, foreign languages, or political science.
4. National Ground Intelligence Center Internship Program ? for bilingual and foreign language students.
Note: additional specialty internships can also be arranged. Speak with your Army ROTC representative or class advisor regarding other opportunities.
With an ROTC internship, you can get hands on training before you ever enlist in the Army.