THE EMC WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE THE FOLLOWING SELECTIONS FOR THE 2017 PENTAGON INTERNSHIPS!
Cadet Tristan Kaler U of CO
Selected for IA
Cadet Tom Jacobs Rochester Institute of Technology
Selected for IA
Cadet Martin USAFA
Selected for FM (8 week)
Cadet Engelbrecht USAFA
Selected for LL (8 week)
Cadet Cory Sylvester U of St Thomas
Selected for JA
Cadet Nick Cox U of St Thomas
Selected for A3
Cadet Garrett Andrews Syracuse
Selected for A4
Cadet Mitch Riley Utah Valley State//BYU
Selected for A10
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):
- As many as four in the Office of Financial Management (SAF/FM)
- As many as three in Air Force International Affairs (SAF/IA)
- As many as two in the Office of the Air Force Judge Advocate General (AF/JA) (Special criteria apply; see paragraph 6)
- As many as one in Air Force Legislative Liaison (SAF/LL)
- One in the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations (HAF/A3)
- One in the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection (HAF/A4)
- One in the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration (HAF/A10)
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). Students unable to accept this financial burden may apply under a "Funding Contingent Status" (please see NOTE below for additional information). These internships are open to all Silver Wings and Arnold Air Society Juniors and Seniors who are cadets under contact, including Seniors graduating this summer who will be commissioned and awaiting entry into active duty.
NOTE: There is a possibility AFROTC will place students on training orders, allowing for reimbursement of some expenses. Students may apply for these internships under a "Funding Contingent Status" (see below for additional details) but since funding may not be available until after candidates are selected, applying under this status may result in ineligibility when selections for these positions are made. Students with questions should contact their Cadre Adviser or Brig Gen Woodward through the EMC.
3. THESE POSITIONS REQUIRE A VALID SECRET CLEARANCE OR HIGHER. CANDIDATES MUST BE AVAILABLE DURING THE 2017 SPRING/SUMMER/FALL FOR A MINIMUM OF 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 2017 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 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:
- MANDATORY: Secret or higher clearance and be either an active SW or AAS Contract Cadet (see paragraph 3 if you do not yet have a clearance)
- MANDATORY: Availability during the spring/summer/fall of 2017 for a minimum of three months
- MANDATORY: Availability in the Washington DC Metro Area; if not applying under "Funding Contingent Status," candidate must plan on no funding for this program
- MANDATORY: Eligible member of AAS/SW with dues paid in full when the application is submitted
- MANDATORY: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, or 2.75 cumulative for STEM areas of study, or equivalent
Candidates will self nominate by sending the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org NOT LATER THAN 5 January 2017 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.
- A PRIORITIZED LIST OF INTERNSHIPS FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING (YOU MAY APPLY FOR ONE OR ALL WITH ONE E-MAIL) (NOTE: HAF/JA INTERNS HAVE SPECIAL APPLICATION CRITERIA (SEE BELOW)); PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THE JA INTERNSHIP UNLESS YOU MEET THESE UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS
- A STATEMENT THAT ESTABLISHES THE STATUS OF APPLICATION; YOU MAY SELECT EITHER:
- o APPLICATION WITHOUT FUNDING CONSIDERATION
- § This provides maximum chance for selection; if ultimately funded by AFROTC, you will be placed on orders and reimbursed for some expenses
- o FUNDING CONTINGENT
- § This status will require us to have secured funding prior to your selection for this program, likely in early February...this is possible but not probable
- o APPLICATION WITHOUT FUNDING CONSIDERATION
- NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND E-MAIL ADDRESS
- NAME OF COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY, FIELD(S) OF STUDY, PROFICIENCY LEVEL (IF ANY) IN ANY FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S) AND GPA
- PLANNED DATE OF GRADUATION
- NAME OF CHAPTER OR SQUADRON AND LIST OF ANY LEADERSHIP POSITIONS HELD (IF ANY)
- NAME, RANK, PHONE NUMBER AND E-MAIL ADDRESS OF AFFILIATED DETACHMENT COMMANDER
- NAME, TITLE, PHONE NUMBER AND E-MAIL ADDRESS OF ONE REFERENCE WHO MAY VOUCH FOR ACADEMIC RECORD AND PERSONAL RELIABILITY
- A STATEMENT CONFIRMING POSSESSION OF A SECRET OR HIGHER CLEARANCE OR A STATEMENT AFFIRMING THAT THE DETACHMENT COMMANDER BELIEVES A SECRET OR HIGHER CLEARANCE WILL BE OBTAINED BY MAY 2017 (SEE PARAGRAPH 3)
- A STATEMENT PROVIDING THE DATES OF AVAILABILITY DURING THE SPRING/SUMMER/FALL PERIOD (SPECIFICS WILL BE WORKED OUT WITH THE SPONSORING AGENCY WHEN SELECTED)
- A STATEMENT INDICATING WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE ACCEPTED A NUCLEAR MISSION SCHOLARSHIP OFFER
- A 300 WORD OR LESS SUMMARY DESCRIBING WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE SELECTED FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY AS PART OF THE BODY OF THE E-MAIL APPLICATION
- A COPY OF AN UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT ATTACHED TO THE NOMINATING E-MAIL (THIS IS THE ONLY ATTACHMENT AUTHORIZED)
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:
- A STATEMENT INDICATING IF YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR AN EDUCATIONAL DEFERMENT FOR LAW SCHOOL UPON GRADUATION
- A STATEMENT LISTING LAW SCHOOLS TO WHICH YOU HAVE APPLIED (IF ANY)
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//13 Oct 2016//
________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:
- Budget Formulation and Justification - Helping secure and employ resources to maximize Air Force capability including people, readiness and modernization
- Cost Analysis - Helping deliver credible, objective analysis, enabling cost conscious decisions
- Financial Services - Helping design, monitor, and hold the Air Force accountable for the effective, efficient, and audible journey of financial transactions from inception to Air Force Financial Statements
- Programming - Helping translate strategic priorities into an executable future-year resource plan
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:
- Political-Military Assessment
- Security Assistance
- International Armaments Cooperation
- Foreign Disclosure and Export Control
- Comparative Weapons Analysis
- International Professional Development
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:
- Preparing criminal and civil cases by conducting legal research
- Writing briefs and opinions, conducting investigations and interviewing witnesses
- Assisting attorneys who counsel and represent Airmen, their family members and retirees in personal legal matters in areas such as family law, estate planning, landlord-tenant law, tax, bankruptcy, immigration and naturalization law, and military administrative law
- Supporting attorneys in other areas, such as federal tort claims, government procurement law, employment law, international law, environmental law and operational law
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:
- Formulation and coordination of policy as it relates to engagement with Congress
- Development and Integration of Congressional partnerships
- Dissemination of critical information on Congressional activities
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:
- Global operations and training
- Operational requirements
- Operational planning
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:
- Civil Engineers (A4C), which includes installation strategy and plans, facility management, energy and environmental management, readiness and sustainment. The directorate leads Air Force civil engineers in providing, operating, maintaining and protecting sustainable installations.
- Logistics (A4L), which includes logistics plans, logistics readiness, munitions and maintenance branches. The directorate ensures the readiness of the single largest element of manpower supporting Air Force combat forces.
- Resource Integration (A4P), which includes portfolio advocacy management, information technology policy and strategy, resources, executive services, weapon system sustainment and logistics transformation. The directorate is responsible for AF logistics, installations and mission support long-range planning, strategic support planning and associated policies.
- Security Forces (A4S), which develops security forces policy and strategy. This directorate has oversight for protecting Air Force resources from terrorism, criminal acts, sabotage, acts of war and ensuring Security Forces are trained, equipped and ready to support contingency and exercise plans.
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:
- Formulating, evaluating, and shaping nuclear strategy, policy, doctrine, vulnerabilities, force structure and analysis
- Advocating for requirements, acquisition, programming, and budgeting processes for nuclear and global strike capabilities
- Providing technical information and framing issues to support Air Force nuclear requirements
- Guiding the development of ends, ways, and means to achieve extended deterrence and assurance for allies and partners
- Policy and procedures for safeguarding Nuclear Command and Control Extremely Sensitive Information
The HAF/A10 Mission Statement follows:
"...assists the Secretary of the Air Force (SecAF), other Secretariat offices, and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF) in carrying out the planning, policy development, advocacy, integration and assessment for activities related to the Air Force nuclear enterprise."