Job Overview


The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

Are you looking for a unique internship opportunity to gain valuable work experience? An internship with the Department of the Air Force offers challenging work, and the satisfaction of knowing you've made a difference. We're offering you an exciting opportunity to gain "real world" experience as an Intern in the Pathways Program. 

This is a Pathways Student Internship opportunity managed by the Force Renewal Program and centrally funded by the Air Force's Central Salary Account (CSA).   The Internship offers valuable work experience directly related to your academic field of study.   This is your opportunity to begin a successful Federal civilian career with the United States Air Force.   As an Intern, you will be given the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to pursue a successful career with the US Air Force and upon completing your degree and meeting conversion eligibility requirements, be eligible for placement in a permanent position.  However, it is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee you will be offered a permanent position.  The length of Internship is normally two years or when you complete your academic program and degree requirements. 

You may be non-competitively converted to a term or permanent appointment within the PALACE Acquire (PAQ) or a similar Program.


This internship is to provide a learning opportunity for a student enrolled in a field of study relating to their career path, to enhance their future goals and improve their knowledge with work experience in a working environment.


Performs selected tasks and phases of studies and projects that require application of basic theory and principles in the area of operations research analysis

-Performs tasks of limited scope and difficulty which are screened by higher graded personnel

-Working under the guidance of and in close association with senior personnel, performs a variety of standardized work assignments consisting of established, specific, and related tasks that have been selected to orient the employee in the practical application of basic principles, concepts and techniques of the occupational field

-Participates with senior personnel in conducting non-routine projects

-Performs operations research analysis work of limited scope and complexity in support of senior personnel

-Studies Air Force requirements for projects and researches and studies the current body of precedents and technical knowledge

-Provides assistance to senior personnel in planning, monitoring and conducting special studies, projects and initiatives

-Attends meetings to observe interactions and understand working relationships with customers, specialist and other organizational points of contact

-Assists in the collection and analysis of information and data, the documentation of findings, and the development of reports.  Participates in the evaluation of project results and makes recommendations for improvement in study and project procedures.

-Prepares correspondence and other documentation.

GS-04: Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

- Knowledge of basic theories, principles, and methodology of operations research analysis

- Skill in applying basic occupational theory, principles, concepts and practices sufficient to perform student trainee assignments

- Ability to follow instructions and guidance to complete assigned tasks and communicate information to others in oral or written format

- Ability to analyze problems, identify significant factors, gather and interpret pertinent data and apply established rules and procedures in order to recommend effective solutions

- Ability to learn and apply basic investigative techniques to accomplish work in the subject-matter field

- Ability to understand and utilize appropriate data collection techniques.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No