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What is the Advanced Course in Engineering (ACE) Program?

The Advanced Course in Engineering (ACE) program is a 10-week paid research internship headquartered in Rome, NY. Over the course of 10 weeks, interns will learn about cybersecurity and mission assurance while receiving hands-on experience in cyber tradecraft and research development.

Is this a paid internship?

It is a full-time paid internship with competitively based wages.

How long is the program?

The 10-week program runs from the last week in May to the first week in August.

Am I eligible to apply?

Candidates must be U.S. citizens eligible for a DoD Secret Clearance. They must be rising juniors or seniors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math, or a computer security-related major with strong background skills in computer science or engineering. A cumulative GPA over 3.5 is recommended.

How do I apply?

Candidates must apply via the Jobvite site. They must provide a resume with two references, unofficial college transcript(s) (including transfer course credits), and a 100-word biography with a recent headshot photo.

When is the application deadline?

To be considered for first priority selection, applications must be submitted in full by midnight EST 7 December 2020. If the position is not filled following first selection on 7 December, however, the position will remain open and applications may be submitted until the final deadline on midnight EST 22 January 2021.

Where will I live?

The program will provide interns with dormitory-style housing in Rome, NY.

How will I get there?

The ACE staff will coordinate interns’ travel to Rome, NY and back.

Why should I join the ACE program?

The full immersion of the ACE program allows individuals to push beyond their preconceived limitations and achieve mental fortitude, technical excellence, and develop lifelong leadership skills.