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Architect and Urban Planner, 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 Architecture.

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.) Performs planning and design work for substantial multi-phase new construction, renovations, and improvement projects for real property facilities, including utility systems, utilizing a professional knowledge of architecture. Work closely with Designers, Contracting, Project Managers and base personnel reviewing designs and construction documents from planning to closeout.
2.) Collects data and evaluates factors which affect the application of concepts, principles, theories, and methods required to observe, examine, measure, analyze, map, and describe physical and technical features and phenomena.
3.) Keeps abreast of emerging technologies and professional developments to maintain current in the field and for application to work assignments.
4.) Utilizes software tools such as modelling, analysis and project tracking programs to solve engineering/design problems and facilitate work across technical, program management, contracting and cost teams.
5.) Plans, programs, budgets, and executes required projects in support of assigned programs. Performs work in facilities operations and maintenance (O&M) functions.
6.) 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 Architecture*
·        In good academic standing with a GPA no less than 2.95

*Positions are available at multiple installations in the United States.

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.