Careers with the Transatlantic Middle East District

Video by Joseph Macri
Transatlantic Middle East District Internship/Summer Hire Program
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District
Sept. 1, 2021 | 3:36
An internship with the US Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District in Winchester, Virginia is more than just a chance to learn and get valuable experience. In some cases, it can set students on a continuous learning path that could lead to a life-long career in STEM. We are looking for high school and college students interested in pursuing careers in engineering, architecture, or an associated field.

Student Intern Program Announcements

Fiscal Year 2024 Student Intern Program

FY24 Student Intern Program (SIP)

- SIP Job announcements will likely open in September 2023 for the summer of 2024 internships (check back for more information). Recruiting for positions in the Fall will allow for a wider and more competitive candidate pool.

- Financial incentives such as Training/tuition funding as well as Advance in Hire incentives will be available

- All SIP job announcements will be posted on the CHRA Portal at ( )

- All SIP positions will be recruited at the GS-3 or GS-4 level


Employment Opportunities

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 Middle East District Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working for the Middle East District. We offer exciting career opportunities in our headquarters in Winchester, Virginia, and in our field offices in the Middle East and Central Asia. Working for us, you will have opportunities to experience an exciting job, earn federal benefits and achieve your career goals while serving our nation.


 How to Apply

The Middle East District hires professionals in a variety of career fields. To search for available positions, follow these steps:

1. Visit USAJOBS to search for current vacancies.

2. Enter your criteria and click “Search Jobs.”

3. To apply, follow the instruction for How to Apply within each job announcement.

4. For more information about the federal hiring process and career interests or to see the latest employment trends, visit the USA Jobs and create an account.

5. You can find information on building a resume for USAJOBS through the Information Center page.

 Employment Benefits

As a civilian member of the Middle East District, you will help the Corps of Engineers fulfill our nation’s engineering needs abroad. We design and build facilities for deployed U.S. forces, other U.S. government organizations, and friendly foreign defense agencies in the Middle East, Central Asia, and other areas. We have construction field offices in these areas and a contracting office in Kosovo. In addition, we work closely with the Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan to provide engineering and business services that support the construction efforts and Corps people deployed there.

We offer:
• Professional, technical and administrative opportunities in the U.S. and abroad
• Leadership development programs aimed at all levels
• Education and training opportunities
• Training and financial programs to assist with professional registration and certification
• Additional potential opportunities:
• To live and/or work in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley
• To experience Middle Eastern and/or Central Asian cultures

• Competitive annual salaries
• Flexible hours and alternative work schedules
• Telework arrangements may be available
• On-site fitness facility and an active wellness program
• Paid vacation and federal holidays
• Paid sick leave
• Available Insurance Options
• Health insurance plans through approved providers
• Subsidized life insurance through the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance program
• Long-Term Care Insurance
• Federal Employees Retirement System
• Thrift Savings Plan, similar to 401K plans, with up to a 5% matching government contribution

For more information, visit the Army Benefits Center.

 Unpaid Internships

The Middle East District, part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, offers a unique learning experience for college students: working in the nation’s largest public engineering firm. We have professional, technical, administrative, and clerical positions, and offer numerous opportunities to gain valuable knowledge and experience through internships.

Students can be a true asset to our mission performance while simultaneously preparing for advancement in a chosen career field.

The Program:
• Students at colleges in the Winchester area may participate in unpaid internships with the Middle East District.
• The assigned internship will relate to the student’s field of study.
• Internships may be offered in all professional fields at the Middle East District but are currently focused on Contracting, Project Management, Resource Management, and Legal.
• Students will gain on-the-job experience to supplement their classroom instruction and may register for academic credit in accordance with their school’s policy.
• The Middle East District views the unpaid internship program as an important mechanism for introducing college students to federal employment in their areas of study.

How it Works:
• The Middle East District’s Internship Coordinator contacts colleges in the Winchester area to determine interest in participating and to identify students who would like to apply for an unpaid internship.
• The Middle East District provides information about the duties and types of work to be performed.
• College officials report student interest and assist them with submitting required paperwork, including a Volunteer Agreement, academic credit form, and the duration and duty hours of the assignment. Paperwork must be signed by the student, school official, and district representative.

Available Internships:
• Accountant
• Budget/Management Analyst
• Contracting Specialist
• Legal Technician
• Program/Project Management Assistant

For general inquiries about unpaid internships, contact our Internship Coordinator, or call for more information: (540) 665-3120.

 Pathways Internships    

Pathways Internships are paid internships. As part of the Pathways Internship Program, the appointment may be extended until the selectee’s educational program requirements have been completed. You may be non-competitively converted, without a break in service, to a term (time-limited), career, or career-conditional (permanent) appointment in the Engineering or Architecture field, GS-08XX-5/7/9/11/12 career ladder position upon graduation and completion of program requirements but there is no guarantee. The grade level upon conversion will be determined by management.

The Department of the Army Pathways Interns may be converted to a permanent position within 120 days of successful completion of the program.

To apply, follow the steps in the "How to Apply" section.

For current vacancies, click here.

Pathways Applicant Checklist

  • Are the following documents attached?
    • Resume
    • Transcripts
    • Verification of Current Enrollment (If current classes are not on transcripts)
    • Verification needs to show the courses that you are currently enrolled in for the semester
  • Do my transcripts contain?
    • ​​Name of Educational Institution
    • My declared field of study
    • All completed coursework
    • Grade Point Averages
    • Classes I’m currently enrolled in

540 665 2309 Middle East District
309 782 4957 Civilian Human Resources Agency

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