training program



The Palace Acquire (PAQ) program is an Air Force program to recruit, train, and develop college graduates to become professional Air Force Civilian Scientists and Engineers. PAQ provides training and development, mentoring, and real-world work experience leading to professional employment. Bachelor of Science graduates undergo a three-year development and training program, which includes one year of graduate studies related to selected STEM disciplines. Full-time, paid graduate studies are undertaken with full salary and federal employee benefits. Master of Science graduates undergo an accelerated, two-year developmental program, including full salary and federal employee benefits.

Deadline to apply

– Open


– US. Citizenship required

– Recent graduate or student graduating during the current semester from an accredited college or university, BS, MS or BS/MS in STEM-related fields

– GPA 2.95 and above

– Ability to obtain a security clearance