Summer job opportunities via Pathways Summer Hire program

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  • By Toni Whaley
  • Air Force’s Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- The Department of the Air Force is giving more than 700 students an opportunity to develop and hone their skills under its flagship summer hire program, which runs May through September

This year, AFPC received requests for positions at stateside and overseas bases, including Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.

The 66th Force Support Squadron's Civilian Personnel Section will manage the recruitment process for the Hanscom AFB summer hire program for clerical, recreation aid, laborer and recreation aid-mini camp. AFPC will recruit and hire lifeguard positions. 

“The 2022 Summer Hire Employment Program provides students in high school, college, trade school, vocational school, and other qualifying educational programs with opportunities to work in federal departments and agencies and explore federal careers while still in school,” said Tracy Wise, Air Force’s Personnel Center Civilian Recruitment and Placement Branch chief. 

In this summer hire program, students are employed for appropriated funded positions for up to 40 hours per week in the grades of GS-1 to GS-5. Summer hire students will remain employees until their respective program’s end. 

“We maintain this and other internship programs to help provide the civilian force pipeline with highly-qualified and skilled talent to meet today’s and future years’ challenges,” Wise said. “Because the talent pool is limited and highly competitive, it’s essential that we recruit, hire and retain the right people early and often.” 

Intern opportunities are designed to inspire talented men and women to join the Department of the Air Force civilian service and ultimately grow and develop into senior civilian leadership positions through deliberate development and experiential training. 

Interested candidates can learn more about available positions and the application process by searching “summer hire” or “student” at

For further information, contact Nicole Craver, 66 FSS resources specialist, at 781-225-1416 or by email at

(Editor's note: The 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs Office contributed to this article.)