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Student Opportunities

The Military Summer Internship Program for Military Service Academy Cadets, Midshipmen and ROTC


The NRO offers a unique internship opportunity called the Military Summer Internship Program to a limited number of U.S. Air Force Academy cadets, Naval Academy midshipmen, and ROTC students from across the nation. Acceptance into the six to eight week internship program is highly competitive.

The selected cadets/midshipmen will participate in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) focused activities related to space reconnaissance. Some benefits include hands-on training and experience, exposure to the NRO mission and operations, and professional and personal growth opportunities.


The application process begins in September and selections are typically made in October for the following summer. Those selected for the program must complete a rigorous security clearance process which begins in November. The internships begin mid-May and run through mid-June. For more information about the NRO Summer Internship Program, contact the NRO's Office of Human Resources at 703-808-3596.

The NRO will be accepting applications later this year.

IMPORTANT: Please submit completed applications and transcripts to SummerInternProgram@nro.mil using the AMRDEC SAFE web application. You will receive a confirmation email once your application is received. If you do not receive a confirmation notice within the next 48 hours, please call to confirm receipt: 703-808-3596.