Careers in Defense


Looking for an entry level job or internship in defense? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.

Defense Careers

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Jobs in the defense industry usually involve the design, engineering, and manufacturing of defense mechanisms. Defense doesn’t necessarily mean war but defending our country from potential threats and protecting national security.

A lot of jobs in civilian defense deal with engineering and programming, but there are some non-technical jobs as well. You can also join the military and defend the country in a different way.

Most defense jobs are with the federal government, the military, or with military or defense contractors. These jobs often require a security clearance in addition to a bachelor’s degree in a related field. A lot of these jobs are technical in nature, so a degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field is required.

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Self Defense Instructor
Thumbtack, Inc. Orlando, FL
Defensive Security Analyst
SecureState Cleveland, OH
Software Developer - Imagery - Defense and Intelligence
Esri Redlands, CA
Executive Sales Consultant Energy, Aero Space and Defense
HP Plano, TX
Senior Mechanical Engineer, Defense experience preferred
Cameron Craig Group Milwaukee, WI
Near Real-Time Network Defense Analyst
Hire Velocity San Antonio, TX
Senior Mechanical Engineer, Defense experience preferred
NewCareers Milwaukee, WI
14G Air Defense Battle Management System Operator
Army National Guard Grand Forks, ND
14G Air Defense Battle Management System Operator
National Guard Del Valle, TX
Field Service Supervisor
Cablevision Bronx, NY

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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Defense


LION - LION is a Dayton, OH based company that designs, manufactures, and markets products “to ensure the health, safety and performance of first responders."

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Wounded Warrior Project - Wounded Warrior Project is a Jacksonville, FL based non-profit that aims “to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.”

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Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America - Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is a non-profit dedicated to helping veterans get on the path to success after they get back home, and they're hiring.

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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency - Fascinated by geography and navigation? A career with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency might be just what you're looking for.

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Institute for the Study of War - If studying war sounds interesting to you, check out The Institute for the Study of War’s job opportunities for college grads.

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Central Intelligence Agency - Today is a good day to be an American and a good day to think about career opportunities with the CIA that will allow you to serve your country.

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Farsounder - If you want to save whales, protect ships, and work on really cool technology, check out Farsounder’s Jobs page.

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MITRE - MITRE, headquartered in headquarters in Bedford, MA and McLean, VA, is an “organization chartered to work in the public interest” & they're hiring!

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Applied Physics Laboratory - The Applied Physics Laboratory is known for is hiring the best and the brightest, and they have a significant College Recruiting program.

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Ball Aerospace - Ball Aerospace is extremely aggressive about college recruiting because they're constantly fighting to stay innovative.

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SPARTA - If you have a hard science or engineering background that you'd like to put to practical use, then you'll probably be fascinated by SPARTA's job titles.

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Battelle Memorial Institute - Battelle has 127 jobs open in 5 areas of focus - Energy, Health & Life Sciences, National Security & Defense, Laboratory Management, and Community & Education.

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ATA Engineering - ATA Engineering is one of the Best Small Workplaces according to the WSJ, and they have quite a few engineering jobs that only list academic requirements.

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Rolls-Royce - As a high technology engineering company, Rolls-Royce is obviously always looking for top engineering talent, but they also need talent in other business areas.

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BAE Systems - BAE Systems is a global defense and aerospace company that employs close to 100,000 people across the world. They do an enormous amount of entry-level hiring.

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NORAD - NORAD's headquarters are built into Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado in a way that makes it indestructible, which comes with the aerospace defense territory.

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Insitu - Let's take a look at the jobs Insitu is offering. Most of their job descriptions contain words, terms, and abbreviations that we don't really understand.

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