Army Career Intern Program

Wednesday May 17, 2006

What is it? The Army Career Intern Program serves as the bench for the officer component of the civilian workforce. Like second lieutenants, Army interns form an elite pool of trainees who represent the feeder group for future senior level professional, managerial, and executive civilian positions. These employees are provided progressive and sequential formal classroom and on-the-job developmental assignments that prepare them for placement in one of Army's 22 civilian professional career tracks. The end result of this two year structured program is an Army employee with the requisite skills, abilities and leadership competencies required to immediately fill a critical void in the Army's civilian force upon graduation. Every intern signs a mobility agreement and his or her final placement is based on the priority needs of the Army.

What has the Army Done? The Army has extensively analyzed workforce trends and needs to clearly define replenishment requirements. These reviews substantiated that the program was not operating at a level required to offset losses of skilled employees in professional and leadership positions. Recognizing this deficiency the Army adjusted the program to increase work year execution from an average of 808 between 1999 - 2003 to 1488 between 2004 - 2005.

What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future? We are now focused on sustaining a stable program at a level that will assure that the civilian workforce has the contemporary skills and competencies required to meet the needs of the warfighter and the mission. Forecasts have identified the need to replace approximately 4,000 skilled professional employees on an annual basis. The intern program is by far the best vehicle we have for replacing these losses. Continue

For more information on this and other topics see Addendum J in the Army Posture Statement.


Army Safety Program

The Chief of Staff of the Army has mandated several initiatives aimed at enabling commanders in the field to manage risk as they accomplish the demanding missions of fighting a Global War on Terrorism and transforming. Here is a link that should be very helpful... gives you just what you need to help develop your safety program: It can also be found on the front page of the Combat Readiness Center's website at


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