Pathways Program

The Pathways Program is a planned and progressive educational program commonly known as an Intern Program.

The Edwards AFB Pathways Program is designed to provide work experience for undergraduate and graduate college students who are pursuing degrees in fields related to flight testing. The majority of the Pathways interns are aerospace, electrical/electronic and mechanical engineering majors, but the program also includes students working with technicians and administrative personnel.

The Program incorporates classroom learning with valuable on-the-job experience—interns work under the supervision of engineers on projects such as systems design, flight test experiments, computer studies and simulation. Projects are structured to apply the basic principles and theories of the student’s major field of study.

Candidates must meet all the following requirements:

  • At least 16 years of age
  • Good standing in an appropriate academic program
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) not less than 2.50
  • Registered in the school’s intern program
  • United States citizenship required
  • Taking at least a half-time course load

If you are interested in applying for a position at Edwards AFB in the Pathways program and you meet the minimum requirements. Job openings for the Pathway’s Program for students and recent graduates are posted to USAjobs.gov. Search for Pathways job announcement by entering the word “Pathways” in the “What:” search box on the USAJobs.gov home page.

Contact Information:
Charito “Tess” Villafuerte at AFTC/412 FSS
Civilian Personnel Office
5 N. Seller Ave., Bldg. 3000
Edwards AFB, California 93524-1250
Telephone: (661) 277-7025
E-mail: charito.villafuerte@us.af.mil