Pentagon Internships

ACTION MEMORANDUM FOR ALL AAS/SW AREA AND REGION COMMANDERS AND PRESIDENTS: FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION TO ALL MEMBERS

SUBJECT: PENTAGON INTERNSHIPS

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

1.  The AAS/SW Executive Management Center is accepting nominations for the following Pentagon Internships (see additional information on each opportunity below Brig Gen Woodward's signature block):

2.  Successful candidates will be required to live in the Washington DC metro area during these internships and must be able to participate without supplemental funding provided by the EMC (all costs will be borne by the individual).  These internships are open to all Silver Wings and Arnold Air Society Juniors, Seniors and fifth year students who are cadets under contact, including those graduating this summer who will be commissioned and awaiting entry into active duty.

3.  THESE POSITIONS REQUIRE A VALID SECRET CLEARANCE OR HIGHER.  CANDIDATES MUST BE AVAILABLE DURING THE 2017 SPRING/SUMMER/FALL FOR A MINIMUM OF TWO TO THREE MONTHS.   AAS AND SW CONTRACT CADETS WITH A CLEARANCE PENDING MAY APPLY, BUT MUST CONFIRM IN WRITING THAT THE DETACHMENT COMMANDER BELIEVES A CLEARANCE WILL BE OBTAINED BY MAY 2018 IF THEY ARE SELECTED.

4.  These internships may include travel and will involve interaction with senior Air Force leadership.  They require impeccable dress and appearance and superior communicative skills.  These internships were approved by the SAF/GC, SAF/AA and participating organizations. 

5.  SELECTION PROCESS

Successful candidates will be selected by the EDs and sponsors following a phone interview and/or discussion with the applicable Detachment Commander and/or reference provided by the candidate.  An additional phone interview with a member of the sponsoring office may be required.  The following will be used to further evaluate individuals:

Candidates will self nominate by sending the following information to [email protected] NOT LATER THAN Saturday 27 January 2018 at midnight Pacific Time.  Late submissions will not be accepted under any circumstances.  THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AS PART OF AN E-MAIL AND NOT AS AN ATTACHMENT.  THE ONLY ATTACHMENT PERMITTED IS THE UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT.

6.  If applying for an internship in the Office of the Judge Advocate General (HAF/JA), candidates will add the following information to their application:  

7.  These are highly prestigious internship; candidates will carry the reputation of AAS/SW forward with the sponsor.  All highly motivated, eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Signed//DPW//25 Nov 2017
DANIEL P. WOODWARD
Brig Gen, USAF (Retired)
Co-Executive Director, Arnold Air Society and Silver Wings
202-999-5173
________SPONSOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION________

Additional Information for students considering an internship with SAF/FM:

A successful candidate for the SAF/FM internship will gain experience in one or more of the following key functions:

The SAF/FM Mission Statement follows:

"SAF/FM is focused on maximizing resources for our Nation's Air Force, putting the right resources in the right place at the right time, every time.  Since resources touch every aspect of every mission, Interns will learn how the Air Force brings capability to the fight."

Additional Information for students considering an internship with SAF/IA:

Successful candidates for the SAF/IA internship will gain experience in one or more of the following key mission areas:

The SAF/IA Mission Statement follows:

"SAF/IA is a team of international affairs experts committed to enabling conflict prevention and joint/coalition operational success through sustained security cooperation activities in air, space, and cyberspace domains. Our focus is on maintaining and building trust with existing and new partners for our mutual security interests while strengthening US and Global Security."

Additional Information for students considering an internship with HAF/JA:

As an Intern, students will work under attorney supervision in numerous practice areas of the JAG Corps including, but not limited to:

The AF/JA Mission Statement follows:

"To deliver professional, candid, independent counsel and full-spectrum legal capabilities to command and the warfighter."

Additional Information for students considering an internship with SAF/LL:

A successful candidate placed in SAF/LL will gain experience in one or more of the following key mission areas:

Additional Information for students considering an internship with HAF/A3:

Successful candidates will be placed in HAF/A3 and gain experience in one or more of the following key Air Force mission areas:

Additional Information for students considering an internship with HAF/A4:

The A4 mission focuses on strategy, policy, oversight, career field management and some programming and budgeting within four directorates:

Additional Information for students considering an internship with HAF/A10:

Successful candidates for this internship will gain experience in one or more of the following key mission areas: