Summer Internships (AIADs)

What is Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD)?

Engineering majors participate in the USMA AIAD program every summer within military units, governmental agencies, and private industry in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Cadets work alongside world-class professional engineers and researchers, gaining invaluable knowledge and insight into the facilities, methods, and procedures used to design, test and improve Army systems.

Cadets apply what is learned in the classroom to real research and engineering problems. The typical AIAD lasts 3-4 weeks.

 

 
 

Study Abroad Opportunities on an AIAD, academic projects

 

Study Abroad Opportunities on an AIAD, testing firearms

 

Cadet on an AIAD in front of Colosseum

 

Cadets on an AIAD in France

 

How do I sign up?

Engineering majors are eligible to participate during the summer before their 1st or 2nd class year. A briefing will take place in January to provide details and a list of approved AIAD opportunities for Summer. The suspense to indicate your preference will be in late January. First preference is given based on class ranking, but there are plenty of AIADs.

Questions: CPT(P) Jennifer Gonser or MAJ William Pyant .

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