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Air Force taking applications for summer jobs

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  • By Janis El Shabazz
  • Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

The Air Force will hire hundreds of students and others through the summer hire program which kicked off March 9.

Participation in the program varies from base to base, but all listings will be posted at The summer hire program will end Sept. 25.

Clerical, lifeguard, recreation aid, computer clerk, general laborer positions and more are available. Most summer hire positions are open to people eligible for the Pathways Summer Intern Program, but some may be open to Veteran Recruitment Appointment, 30 percent or more disabled veterans, reinstatement, military spouse and disability-eligible applicants, or to the general public.

"Program participants will gain valuable real world experiences and job skills that can make landing that first permanent job much easier," said Robbie Brown, AFPC Civilian Force Integration Directorate.

Student applicants must be enrolled in an accredited high school or enrolled/accepted for enrollment as degree-seeking students, taking at least a half-time course load in an accredited technical, vocational, two- or four-year college or university, or graduate or professional school. All Pathways summer interns will be required to complete a Pathways participant agreement.

VRA applicants must be disabled veterans or veterans who served on active duty in the armed forces during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, or veterans who - while serving on active duty - participated in a United States military operation for which an armed forces service medal was awarded, or a recently separated veteran.

To qualify under the veterans' 30 percent disabled hiring authority, individuals must have served in the military, be able to produce proof of service and disability (DD Form, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, 214 Member 4 copy and VA Disability Rating), and have a service-connected disability of 30 percent or more.

Not all bases will have summer hire positions available.

Job seekers should call 800-525-0102 (if hearing impaired, call TTY/TTD 800-382-0893) for more information. Applicants located outside the U.S. will first dial a toll-free AT&T direct access number for the country they are in, then 800-525-0102. When the phone system answers, press 2 for civilian employees, then follow the prompts. For a list of the AT&T toll free access numbers, go to

For more information about Air Force personnel programs go to myPers at   Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one at

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