Summer Paid Internship: Product Support For DoD Systems With The Lockheed Martin Corporation
The Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise (CPPPE) in the Maryland School of Public Policy seeks a graduate student for a summer internship supporting the Lockheed Martin Corporation. During the internship the student will conduct research and write a case study.
The duties include conducting research to develop case studies and a report, under the supervision of CPPPE Director of Research. Present case studies at the Lockheed Martin leadership. Work directly with the Corporate Vice President for Logistics and Sustainment for Lockheed Martin Corporation. This position may involve short trips to other Lockheed Martin locations (may be out of state).
The Department of Defense (DoD) will face significant budget reductions in coming years. In order to reduce costs without sacrificing its capabilities, the DoD must reconsider how it provides lifecycle maintenance and product sustainment, especially with regard to the respective roles of the public and private sectors. This research initiative will examine alternative strategies, and will make recommendations for a ways to improve performance, while reducing costs.
The Center is seeking a student who is motivated and eager to learn Product Support for DoD Systems, the challenges and lessons learned, while exploring these issues from both the government and contractor perspectives. The tasks involved will require excellent written and spoken communication skills. The position will also require good analytical skills and an ability to learn new issues quickly. Some knowledge of the military or DoD is a plus. Due to the type of contract, this candidate must be a U.S. citizen.
Hours & Period of Employment
The project will be conducted during Summer 2015 and will require an average of 40 hours per week. The pay rate will commensurate with the experience of the candidate. Start date is nominally June 2 (with an opportunity for an earlier start date) and the end date is August 8. Depending on performance, this position could lead to a fall graduate assistant position with CPPPE.
The incumbent will work directly for the Interim Director, William Lucyshyn, of the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise (and Project Director for this study) and with others involved in the project.
Please send resume and writing sample to Dawn Pulliam at Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, 2101 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD 20742 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-405-8258). For best consideration, please submit your application no later than Friday, February 19, 2016 COB. Review of applications will begin immediately and announcements will be made on Friday, March 11, 2016.