OPPORTUNITIES | Recent Graduates

Launch your professional career with a job that matters. From day one, put your education to work by supporting our Sailors and Marines and the mission of the U.S. Navy.

At NAVAIR, we are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who are second to none. Our work supports the absolute combat power of our Sailors and Marines. We must continually work to understand their challenges, solve problems, and create new capabilities.

Science & Engineering

From material design to testing and computer science to electrical or aerospace engineering, there is a wide variety of opportunities available for recent graduates of science, engineering, and technology programs.

Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART)

The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program was established as a concentrated effort to enhance the Department of Defense (DoD) workforce with talented, innovative, and brilliant scientists, engineers, and researchers. For over a decade, SMART Scholars have been working within labs and agencies of the Army, Navy, and Air Force to support the warfighter and create an impact to secure our nation. 

The program offers scholarships for bachelors, masters, and PhD students pursuing STEM studies. While in school, students will receive full tuition, monthly stipends, health insurance, and book allowances, as well as summer internships that range from 8 to 12 weeks. Upon degree completion, scholars begin working in a civilian position with their sponsoring facility. The internships and work experience allow scholars the opportunity to learn from the greatest minds in STEM and defense. Not only do scholars pursue their passions in their respective field during their educational phase, but they begin a journey towards an empowering career to protect national security.

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The Engineer Scientist Development Program (ESDP) is designed for entry-level engineers and science professionals interested in civilian employment with the U.S. Navy. Participants gain a thorough understanding of NAVAIR through structured career planning, on-the-job training, rotational assignments, mentoring, and the opportunity to participate in advanced college degree programs.

Learn more about all of our science and engineering career fields HERE

Interested in starting a career in science or engineering with the NAVAIR team? Leave your resume and transcript HERE

Business & Related Fields

Many recent graduates of business, finance, logistics, and other related fields are supporting the overall efficiency and effectiveness of NAVAIR operations.

Opportunities for recent graduates exist in many of our business career fields and at NAVAIR locations across the country.

NAVAIR also supports a Business, Finance, and Logistics Development Program, based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Recent college graduates with at least a 2.95 GPA may apply.

The Naval Acquisition Development Program (NADP) provides additional professional development opportunities for entry-level individuals in finance, contracting, logistics, science, and engineering. It is a two- to three-year, paid program, including structured career planning, on-the-job and classroom training, rotational assignments, and the opportunity to participate in advanced degree college programs and certification training.

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Learn more about our business career fields HERE

Interested in starting your business career with the NAVAIR team? Leave your resume and transcript HERE