FALL 2022 NORAD & USNORTHCOM Volunteer Student Internship Program

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Volunteer Student Internship Program (VSIP) is part of a larger effort by the commands to help cultivate future generations of defense and security practitioners. Our VSIP provides students exposure to NORAD and USNORTHCOM missions and responsibilities while working alongside current military and civilian professionals dedicated to the defense of North America. Participants in the NORAD and USNORTHCOM VSIP gain valuable hands-on experience related to their educational endeavors while working in a joint, interagency, and international environment at NORAD and USNORTHCOM headquarters in Colorado Springs. Students may potentially earn academic credit for the work performed and those that qualify may receive a Department of Defense secret clearance.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2022.


  • Be enrolled, at least half-time, in an accredited graduate educational institution degree program, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program, or service academy
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be available to work a minimum of 9 weeks in the program (work schedules vary)
  • Being a U.S. citizen and able to successfully complete a background security investigation

For more information and to apply, click here.

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