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Acquisition Professional Career Program

This is a not a Stanford fellowship. It is included in a database of paid fellowship, internship and service program opportunities offered by external organizations as a resource for all college and university students. A FISP listing does not mean that Haas Center staff have direct experience with or professionally endorse the program.

Deadline Month: 
May
Description: 

Acquisition Professional Career Program participants work in one of six career fields, each of which plays a vital role in Department Acquisition. APCP participants are appointed to rotational assignments within offices of department components to gain experience in a wide variety of work environments.

Several different positions are hired under this program:

  • Contract Specialist
  • Program Manager
  • Logistician
  • Systems Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer/Cost Estimator
  • IT Acquisition Specialist
Requirements: 

For all positions, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be able to obtain and hold a security clearance. Applicants may be required to submit to a drug test and/or a higher-level background investigation for some opportunities
  • Academic Requirements:
    • Participants hired directly into a GS-7 position must demonstrate either superior academic achievement or prior experience at (or equivalent to) the GS-5 level of responsibility. Superior academic achievement can be an undergraduate GPA of 2.95 or higher or one year of graduate education.
Sponsored by: 
Department of Homeland Security
Location: 
U.S.
Washington DC
External or Stanford Fellowship: 
External
Open to: 
Graduate students
Graduating students
Recent graduates/Alumni
Duration: 
2 years+

Application Materials