Entry Level Positions

Get your foot in the door!



They Protect Our Freedom, We Protect Them.
Not Just a Job, a Purpose!:


Competitive salary, paid leave, health insurance, retirement plans/pensions, travel opportunities, working with the latest and greatest technology, and more! You can have it all. ATEC is consistently looking for new talent and would like you to join our team! If you are just getting your foot in the door, explore the programs below and visit our recruitment events page and job board. 

Programs for Student Interns:

Students are individuals currently enrolled in a qualifying educational institution pursuing an associate's, bachelor's, master's, professional, doctorate, or technical degree with a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale

  • DoD SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program - provides full college tuition, annual stipends, 8-12 week summer internships, and guaranteed employment with ATEC upon degree completion and satisfactory performance for a variety of 24 STEM fields. Learn more (SMART Flyer and SMART Brochure)
  • Army Student Intern Program (SIP) - designed to expose current students to the Army Civilian Corps and potential career opportunities, with emphasis on STEM and mission critical occupations. A 10-12 week paid summer internship for students currently enrolled in college (undergraduate through graduate school). The program is intended to serve as a key pipeline for the Army Fellows Program, and it supports the Army People Strategy and the associated Civilian Implementation Plan, including Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) priorities. To learn more, visit here.
  • ⭐Student Opportunities and vacancy announcements Click Here and search "Student Trainee"⭐
  • Be sure to check our Job Board and Recruitment Events Page for opportunities too!

Programs for Recent Graduates:

Recent graduates are individuals who obtained a qualifying associates, bachelors, master's, professional, doctorate, or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution and earned a 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale.

  • Army Fellows Program (AFP) - program that ensures development of Civilians through a blend of progressive and sequential work assignments, formal training, and self-development. Individuals in this program will be able to progress from entry level to key positions. To learn more and apply visit here.
  • Be sure to check our Job Board and Recruitment Events Page for opportunities too!

Presidential Management Fellows:

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is a great way to perform valuable service to the American people while jump-starting your career.  Challenging assignments, training, mentoring, and more!  To learn more visit here.

  • Eligibility: Current graduate student presently attending a qualifying college or university and expecting to complete your advanced degree requirements (including thesis defense or dissertation) by August 31st of the year following the application) or you are a recent graduate who has completed an advanced degree from a qualifying college or university during the two years preceding the opening date of the PMF Program’s annual application.

Entry-Level Key Benefits:

  • Hands on experience
  • Non-competitive promotional opportunities
  • Time worked as a student counts towards retirement and annual leave


Recent Graduate Spotlights

We recently asked a few of our recent graduates to share any personal quotes or thoughts and insights about their experiences as a new ATEC employee.

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Ipsita, Operations Research Systems Analyst

U.S. Army Evaluation Center 


I always wanted to serve my community in a broader scale. ATEC has provided me the opportunity and the resources to achieve my goal. In particular, the Army Fellow Program has helped me develop professionally with guided trainings and allowed me to navigate my learning pathway based on my own interest and pace. I am thrilled to work with the most supportive team at ATEC with a common goal of protecting our nation and bringing our soldiers home safe and sound. I am glad to be a part of the Test and Evaluation team!

Rolando, Operations Research Systems Analyst

U.S. Army Operational Test Command 


I am currently a one-year intern with ATEC and enjoy every minute. From my initial interview, I could see that ATEC's values and work ethics aligned with mine. The best part of this developmental position is the amount of investment that has been put into my educational growth.

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Shakayla, Mechanical Engineer

U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center


"Follow your passion and never give up even when things get tough. Remember you're never alone there is always someone there to lend you a hand when you need it the most."

Frank, General Engineer

U.S. Army Evaluation Center


Working at ATEC has afforded me the opportunity to participate in leadership roles of the testing and evaluation process of multiple programs. I have been able to leverage my engineering education while expanding my knowledge working on real world projects. It is very rewarding to know that my work will help soldiers complete their mission in the field.





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Allison, Mechanical Engineer

U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center


As part of the intern program, I was able to apply what I've learned in the classroom to real world scenarios. Not only did I get hands on experience, but I was able to work on something that can help our Soldiers in the field. Testing is a very important step in the fielding process because it ensures it performs correctly and safely