“This program will help my future employment through the connections I have made and the communication skills I have gained. Working [in the PCIP Program] has been a blessing because it has allowed me to develop skills I would not have developed if I had worked at a normal, private-sector internship,” said Wright.
Wright also shared that working for the Air Force is not as stressful as he anticipated. He discussed how the people on his team do not expect him to know everything right away and that almost all tasks in his workplace are team-oriented. He appreciates that he can always reach out for help when needed.
Contract specialist intern Max Digiacomo shared how his biggest takeaway so far is being able to use the resources that are now available to him. He stated how there is always something or someone readily available to help him succeed.
“This program will help me with future employment by developing new skills that are useful in a wide variety of industries,” said Digiacomo.
The PCIP supervisors are a large factor in the success of the program. AFMC PCIP supervisor Dolores Le had only positive feedback to say about the program. She says that the true value of the internship program is realized in the effortless transition when the interns enter the workforce after college.
“The PCIP Program gives students an opportunity to become part of the Air Force family by working directly in the field,” said Le. “The program allows the interns to engage in real world applications and [allows] the organization to gain additional support from students with new ideas who are eager to share what they have learned in the classroom.”
For more information on the PCIP Program and the different career fields offered, visit https://afciviliancareers.com/student-roa/ to learn more and apply.