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Environmental Engineers / Physical Scientists and Biologists, Premier College Intern Program (PCIP) Summer 2024 -Non Military

The Premier College Internship Program (PCIP) is a paid internship for those pursuing a degree in Environmental Engineering, Physical Science or Biology and are interested in Construction related projects.

Civilian Air Force Civil Engineers (CE) are responsible for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the Air Force’s largest installations.

This is not a military position. Civilian Engineers are critical members of our team, providing the diverse expertise and leadership needed to secure our nation’s defense. Students will serve a 12-week paid Internship during the 2024 Summer timeframe, gaining exposure and experience in construction related projects with the Air Force. We are seeking current undergraduate and graduate students to be trained in CE. During your PCIP internship, you will work shoulder to shoulder with current AFCS Civilian Engineers on challenging and rewarding projects, where you will make real contributions and gain invaluable real-world experience. As a Premier College Intern, you may qualify for a permanent full-time position in our PALACE Acquire (PAQ) program once you complete your degree.

The Air Force CE Career Field encompasses a variety of occupations beyond traditional civil engineering, including architects, realty specialists, housing managers, environmental professionals, financial managers, biologists, firefighters, electricians, urban planners and more. These CE professionals are responsible for the Air Force’s largest weapon system — its installations. As critical members of our team, CEs provide diverse expertise and leadership needed to secure our nation’s defense.

Duties typically include:

1.) Uses engineering manuals, standard publications and technical material to obtain information and pertinent data to be used by higher level engineers, program managers, contractors and/or customers. Work closely with Designers, Contracting, Project Managers and base personnel reviewing designs and construction documents from planning to closeout. Construction projects include road work, airfield, renovation and new construction projects.

2.) Exercises accepted engineering work processes to search for information to bear on a problem and recognizes situations which may require referral to others.

3.) Keeps abreast of emerging technologies and professional developments to maintain current in the field and for application to work assignments.

4.) Utilizes an employees software tools such as modelling, analysis and project tracking programs to solve engineering problems and facilitate work across technical, program management, contracting and cost teams.

5.) Recommends technical solutions and outcomes to higher grade engineers and program/project managers while ensuring the information provided is well researched, timely and professionally sound. Able to effectively utilize sound technical judgment in considering the procedures and data used to arrive at program technical trades, solutions recommendations and conclusions.

Premier College Internship Program (PCIP)

PCIP is designed to attract college students who are seeking a dynamic career with the Air Force Civilian Service. This objective is accomplished by recruiting and selecting high-caliber candidates and training them to become competent, effective, and productive employees focusing on STEM, Engineering and mission critical career fields. The 12-week summer internship pay ranges between $16.00 to $27.00 per hour. Upon graduation and program requirement completion, a Premier Intern may be converted to further developmental positions without further competition.

Qualifications & Requirements


·        A U.S. citizen

·        A full-time student currently enrolled in an ABET accredited college or university

·        Pursuing a degree in Environmental Engineering

·        In good academic standing with a GPA no less than 2.95

About Air Force Civilian Service

Without question or debate our United States Air Force is the mightiest the world has ever seen. It is admired and respected by friend and foe alike and we are committed to keeping it that way.

AFCS is a worldwide organization, we are the 170,000 civilians who support and sustain the Air Force with our talent and our dedication—a dedication to the same mission as those in uniform—to defend our nation and protect the values that make America great. At Air Force Civilian Service, we are passionate, focused, and driven by this awesome responsibility, and together with the men and women who serve, we are now and will remain a force to be reckoned with. Forces. Joined. From every background and all walks of life, we stand shoulder to shoulder, focused on keeping the Air Force ready for action.