It may sound a bit crazy, but as a member of the Army ROTC you are in position to intern with the United States Army. This does not mean that you are going to be on the front line, however, this hands on training is invaluable.
The ROTC program has numerous paid summer internships for those who are interested in specialized training related to their career goals, as well as acquiring new skills.
ROTC Degree Internships
As an ROTC cadet, there are a multitude of degree internships to consider. Each one is based on a particular Army specialty. Obviously, it makes sense to apply for an internship that closely matches the career field you are interested in joining.
– Army Medical Department Internship Program for medical services students
– The Public Affairs Officer Internship Program for students interested in public affairs, marketing, and other related fields
– The Nurse Summer Training Program
– The Judge Advocate General?s Internship Program for students interested in attending law school
– The Central Identification Laboratory Internship Program for forensic science, mortuary science, and archaeology students
– The Health Facilities Planning Agency Internship Program for engineering students
– The Engineering Internship Program
– The Chaplaincy Internship Program for those who want to become a chaplain in the US Army
In addition to those detailed above, there are many specialty internships that ROTC cadets can apply for. These include:
– The Research Internship Program
– The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Internship Program
– The National Ground Intelligence Center Internship Program
– The Cadet Internship Program
– The Army Science Board Program
– The Overseas Travel and Emersion Program
Army Civilian Internships
Dating back more than 40 years, the Department of the Army Civilian Internships has managed a program that allows civilians to train in a variety of positions. For those who have an interest in enlisting in the future, this program is a great option.
With this program, the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs is able to attract the best talent in the field. The program consists of college level courses, several months of working in the Pentagon, and plenty of on the job training. After the training program comes to an end, the interns graduate and are immediately promoted to GS-9 status in the Army.
As an ROTC student (or even a civilian), there are many internship opportunities available through the Army. What better way to get hands on experience to ensure that your career is on the right path?