GAMIP offers multiple opportunities for training and professional development to mold you into a desirable contract specialist.
Interns complete four six-month rotational assignments in sponsoring agencies. The rotations are designed to give interns valuable practical experience in procuring goods and services for the federal government. During these rotations, interns have opportunities to learn from many high-level leaders in the federal acquisition field. If the intern is hired by the Department of the Interior or the Department of Defense they will only rotate within that agency. If the intern is hired for the government-wide program they will rotate within the sponsoring agencies.
Each intern benefits from participation in a structured mentoring program to guide them throughout the two-year program.
Mentors and protégés participate in formal training and are involved in on-going activities over the course of the program. Many of these mentor/protégé relationships extend beyond program completion.
During the third year of the program, interns serve a one-year apprenticeship with the agency where they have been permanently placed. During their apprenticeship, the interns receive on-the-job training and have the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills gained through their formal training in practical contexts. Additionally, they receive valuable performance feedback and coaching as they assume increasing responsibility.
DOIU offers over 2,000 online courses that cover a variety of technical and
non-technical topics. Interns are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this flexible training delivery to augment their skill development and intern experience.
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