About the Program
Participants in the NORAD and USNORTHCOM VSIP gain valuable hands-on experience related to their education 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.
To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be enrolled, at least half-time, in an accredited graduate educational institution degree program, Reserve Officer Training Corp (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)
- Be a U.S. citizen and able to successfully complete a background security investigation
To apply, email the above documents in PDF format to the VSIP administrative section at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISCLAIMER: It should be noted that, under 5 U.S.C 3111, a student volunteer is not a federal employee for any purposes other than injury compensation and law related to the Tort Claims Act. Student participation in the program is on a voluntary basis, and there is no remuneration or other employee benefits provided. N&NC does not provide housing assistance or support. Volunteer service is not credible for leave or any other employee benefits or monetary compensation.