Student Employment Opportunities

Student Internship Programs

As a Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL), AvMC has direct-hire authorities to streamline and accelerate the hiring process for students hired in the Scientific, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Student Employment Program (SSEP) and the Professional, Administrative, Assistant, Clerical, and Technician Student Employment Program (PAACTSEP). This allows AvMC to compete successfully with private industry for high-quality STEM, professional, administrative, assistant, clerical, and technician positions.

How to apply: Qualified candidates attending recruiting events can provide their resume to a representative attending the event, or submit their resume to

DHA Public Notice – SSEP         DHA Public Notice - Bachelor      DHA Public Notice - PAACTSEP


AvMC is not just pursuing scientific and engineering talent, but all talent, ensuring there are always qualified staff to support the mission. Strong support staff are essential to ensuring we are prepared to maintain and advance technology.

DHA Public Notice - Support



Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART)

SMART is a DoD-sponsored competitive scholarship program that supports students who wish to obtain a degree in science, math or engineering. Each SMART fellow will receive a salary/stipend based upon the student's academic status, full tuition, and payment for required fees. Students may be appointed as DoD term employees during the tenure of the scholarship/fellowship. The scholarship is valid throughout the duration of each student's course of study. Upon acceptance of the award, each awardee signs a DoD civilian service agreement for employment with the DoD civilian science and technology workforce upon completion of his or her fellowship. Term of post-degree employment with a DoD lab is commensurate with fellowship length.

Applications are accepted in February. Awards notification is announced annually each spring. Scholarship award winners will have 3 weeks to accept or reject the offer after the official notification.

All awardees must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older, able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories, willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD, a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (at all schools attended), and pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the fields listed on the website.