Platoon-leading Internships

Cadet Troop Leading Time CTLT

Cadet Troop Leading Time is an internship in which 3rd year cadets go to units all over the world and learn the ropes of being a platoon leader.  Cadets are assigned to every type of army unit and gain valuable knowledge and experience as a 2LT.

John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Platoon Leader Program (JFKSWPLP)

220px-A_Special_Forces_canidate_and_several_role_players_conduct_plaiing_during_ROBIN_SAGE.jpg John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Platoon Leader Program (JFKSWPLP) is a platoon internship conducted during operation ROBIN SAGE. The Robin Sage exercise provides cadets with an interest in Infantry and/or Special Forces an opportunity to serve as squad members within "G" bands. There are 15 "G" bands consisting of three to four cadets, 15-20 regular Army personnel and one "G" Chief. The "G" band conducts link-up operations with Special Forces Student Operational Detachment Alphas, receives specific training and conduct combat and sustainment operations.

Over a three-week period this program provides the cadets with opportunities to learn and grow as potential leaders. Areas to which cadets are exposed: Troop Leading Procedures, Mission Planning (Warning, Patrol and Frag orders), Small Unit Tactic (Raids, Ambushes, Recons), Air Operations (Drop and Landing Zones and Message pick-up), Basic Field Craft (Survival, Expedient Navigation), Demolition, Medical, Communications and Weapons. The location for this exercise is Camp Mackall, North Carolina.

Degree-based Internships

AMEDD Internship Program (AMEDDIP)

The Office of the Army Surgeon General sponsors the program. Cadets are assigned to Medical Department Activities (MEDDAC) and Medical Centers (MEDCEN). The purpose of the AMEDDIP is to offer a cadet insight into the Army Medical Facilities and exposure to leadership in the medical arena. Cadets are assigned to a preceptor and work under their direct supervision and direction of an AMEDD officer.

Cadets in the AMEDDIP may serve at locations within the continental United States (CONUS) or outside the continental United States (OCONUS). CONUS locations include, but are not limited to: Ft. Benning, GA ; Ft. Bliss, TX ; ; Ft. Leavenworth ; ; Ft. Sam Houston, TX; and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, MD. OCONUS Locations include, but are not limited to: Tripler Army Medical Center and . Locations and positions available change annually.

Cadets pursuing academic majors in: Audiology, Clinical Lab, Dietetics, Environmental Science, Laboratory, Nutrition Care, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pathology, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry, Preventive Medicine, Psychology, Social Work, Toxicology, Veterinary Medicine may apply for this internship. Other specialty areas may be available.

Central Identification Laboratory Internship Program (CILIP)

The Central Identification Laboratory Internship Program (CILIP) is hosted by the US Army Central Identification Laboratory (USACIL) located on Hickham Air Force Base, HI. The USACIL is a DOD agency responsible for conducting worldwide Prisoner of War (POW) and Missing In Action (MIA) search and recovery missions. Personnel assigned to this organization travel throughout the year to various countries (ranging from North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Kwajalein atoll and Vietnam) in search of fallen Americans resulting from overseas conflicts overseas.

Cadets assigned to this internship will work exclusively and under the direct supervision of an active duty officer, who is branched qualified in Quarter Master. Travel with a specialized POW/MIA team to one of the following locations: Republic of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, or Papua New Guinea to conduct a scientific excavation (Recovery) of selected sites which are believed to hold the remains of missing US personnel. Supervision during the internship may be a senior O-3 (USA, USN, USMC or USAF) and an anthropologist.

Chaplainry Internship Program (CHIP)

The Chaplainry Internship Program (CHIP) is for MS III’s interested in pursuing an academic delay to become an Army Chaplain.

Engineer Internship Program (EIP)

Engineering Internships are hosted by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Directorates of Public Works at select Army installations. Cadets assigned to this internship will work exclusively in an engineering capacity and under the direct supervision of an engineer. The majority of the engineering internships are not co-located on a military installation. Cadets must be enrolled in Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, or Structural Engineering degree.  Cadets must have a desire to branch into the Engineers (EN) and pursue becoming a part of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).  Engineering internships are located across the U.S. and at overseas locations with the USACE.

Check out some of the USACE regional websites:

Albuquerque, NM | | Ayer, MA | | Dallas, TX | | Honolulu, HI | Los Angeles, CA | New Orleans, LA | Panama City, FL | St Louis, MO | Tacoma, WA | Tampa, FL

Health Facility Planning Activity Internship Program (HFPAIP)

The HFPAIP provides the cadet with experience in intensive project management of the medical/research aspects of various medical and research projects throughout the world.  This internship requires the cadet to analyze health-care facility requirements in relationship to the AMEDD Health Facility Life Cycle Management process to determine the most economical facility solution. The cadet coordinates with Medical/Dental Treatment, Veterinary, or Research Facilities, US Army Corps of Engineers, Army Directorate of Public Works, Architect/Engineering Firms and other activities and contractors to ensure the facility will meet required standards and objectives.

Cadets work under the supervision and direction of the Chief, Project Integration Branch. Cadets selected for this internship must meet the general internship prerequisites and specific requirements for each internship position.  Historically internships have been available at , Schofield Barracks, HI , Washington, DC , , and .  Interested Cadets must be enrolled in any one of the following major areas of study: Any of the Engineering fields (Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, etc., or architecture) and have an interest in any one of the following areas: Health Facilities Planning, Construction, Design, Planning and Programming, Project Integration. As well as a desire to be commissioned to the AMEDD.

Judge Advocate General Internship Program (JAGIP)

The Judge Advocate General Internship Program (JAPIP) is for MSL IIIs interested in pursuing an academic delay to become an Army lawyer. Interns will be assigned to positions with Staff Judge Advocates (SJA) at legal offices throughout the Army.

Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP)

Cadets with an Academic Major of Nursing are the only cadets eligible to apply for this program. Cadets are assigned to Army Medical Facilities both in the continental United States (CONUS) and outside the continental United States (OCONUS) including Alaska, Hawaii, Europe and Asia. NSTP provides nursing cadets with opportunities to develop and practice leadership in a clinical environment. Cadets work side-by-side with an Army Nurse Corps Officer preceptor. To qualify, cadets must submit an application packet through their PMS and the Brigade Nurse counselor to the Cadet Command Chief Nurse. Cadets applying for this program must be certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and certification may not expire prior to the completion of NSTP training. The paid internship also fulfills the internship requirement credit at UCF.

Public Affairs Officer Internship Program (PAOIP)

Cadets serve as an advanced trainee in public affairs receiving on-the-job training. Assignments are designed to provide experience and knowledge that will develop the incumbent for public affairs work at a higher level. Cadets interview and confer with functional experts and project specialists to obtain background data and information for use in writing assigned articles and stories for the Hawaii Army Weekly and for release to local, regional and national news media. Cadets organize, write, and edit material to be used in news releases on routine events of non-controversial subjects for the news media. Cadets also suggest topics for stories and features for the Hawaii Army Weekly. Cadets have an opportunity to plan page layouts and select photographs and other illustrative material to attract readers. As competence in work increases, assignments advance in scope and complexity.  Internships are located at , and the .  Interested cadets must be enrolled in a Public Affairs or Marketing degree to take part in this internship.

Research and Specialty Internships

Army Science Board (ASB)

The Army Science Board is a Federal Advisory Committee organized under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. It is the Department of the Army senior scientific advisory body chartered in 1977 to replace the Army Scientific Advisory Panel. The ASB advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Army, the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) (ASA(ALT)), the Army Staff, and major Army commanders on scientific and technological matters of concern to the Army. The Secretary of the Army delegates oversight authority to the ASA(ALT), who functions as the ASB Director.

The Army Science Board, working with the U.S. Army Cadet Command, has established an internship program to offer research, practical experimental work and leadership experience to ROTC cadets.

The ASBIP is a three-phase internship.

  1. Plenary Phase - Normally held each year in early spring in Northern Virginia (2 to 4 days)
  2. Report Writing Phase - Held at the Beckman Center , Irvine , CA (two-weeks)
  3. Panel Reports Phase - Washington , DC (two-weeks)

Cadet Internship Program (CIP)

The CIP program consists of internships with Headquarters, Department of the Army staff agencies located in the Pentagon, Arlington, VA. Cadets applying for these internships must be pursuing an academic major in staff areas to include Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Conservation Public Affairs (Community Relations & Outreach), Computer Science, Historical Preservation, Public Affairs (Communications), Public Affairs (Media Relations), Pre-Law, Business Management, Logistics.

George and Carol Olmsted Foundation Cadet Overseas Travel and Cultural Emersion Program (OFCOT)

The OFCOT program is funded by a grant from the George and Carol Olmsted Foundation and is designed to educate future career military officers who exhibit extraordinary potential in becoming the country's future military leaders. The two to four week trips funded by this program consist of a combination of briefings, visits to foreign military academies, participation in educational tours, working in American Embassies etc. OFCOT provides cadets an opportunity to study and/or visit places in Africa , Europe, Asia, and Central and South America during the summer months.

The program represents the ultimate in opportunities for language and cultural immersion experiences around the globe. The Future Force requires leaders for a diverse Army with multitude of missions and increasingly complex technologies, a mission which can only be met by better-educated and culturally sensitive officers. Thus, the Olmsted Foundation's support of overseas travel for cadets, both in the short term and well into the future, will ensure the quality, depth and breadth of the program and its relevance to the Army's strategic vision.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Internship Program (LLNLIP)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory operated by the University of California. While LLNL was founded in September 1952 to promote innovation in the design of our nation's nuclear stockpile through creative science and engineering, LLNL has also become one of the world's premier scientific centers, where cutting-edge science and engineering in the interest of national security is used to break new ground in other areas of national importance, including energy, biomedicine, and environmental science.

This opportunity is an individually supervised research and study program conducted at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). It is designed to provide students a hands-on experience with advanced technologies and techniques and to increase ones awareness of LLNL's stockpile stewardship mission while supporting DoD and a multitude of military projects. This experience is designed to enhance the ROTC cadet’s experience and the opportunity to participate in on-going collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams pursuing scientific and technical solutions to some of our nation’s most challenging problems, many of which address areas critical to national defense.

National Ground Intelligence Center Internship Program (NGICIP)

This internship is sponsored by the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) located in Charlottesville, VA. Internships are in the field of computer science, computer engineering, information gathering or data mining, and in selected languages. Cadets assigned to this internship will work exclusively in a Military Intelligence (MI) environment and under the direct supervision of MI personnel. Cadets with existing Top Secret/SCI clearances are highly encouraged to apply for this internship. Cadets must have enrollment in: foreign language, information gathering or data mining (i.e. library science), computer science, computer or electrical engineering academic field of study. If Cadets possess linguistics competency as a result of the language being their primary language, then the academic major requirement in that language is waived.

Research Internship Program (RIP)

This internship is not sponsored by a specific agency. Rather, this program places cadets in internships with the Army's research and development labs across the country. All MSL III cadets in research or technical programs are encouraged to apply or an internship.  Cadets must be enrolled in a science, computer or engineering program to take part in this internship.