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What can the Army Corps do for you

Jon Aeschliman

(left to right) Scott Dahms from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and HU intern Jonathan Aeschliman

Few internships can offer what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can with the Student Cooperative Education Program or SCEP.

SCEP is one of two programs for students offered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a branch of the U.S. Army that supports national security and well-being militarily, as well as economically and environmentally. The corps works with inland navigation, flood-damage reduction, environmental protection and restoration, recreation, and other public benefits.

Within SCEP, students can work for a summer and the school year as a park ranger, and upon completing their education program leading to a degree, the program offers a student 120 days of non-competitive job placement in the federal government. If a position is available, qualified students who have a satisfactory work record can step into the position without job ever being advertised nationally.

Huntington University students, through the Enterprise Resource Center, have a chance to take advantage of this opportunity.

As a student, 2009 graduate Jonathan Aeschliman completed SCEP while working at the Upper Wabash Project. The Bluffton, Ind., native was the first from Huntington University to work on that particular project. Aeschliman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the university.

Students are major asset to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, particularly during the busy summer season. In addition, the corps has the advantage of working with prospective employees before hiring them.

The Enterprise Resource Center at Huntington University – we’re all about pairing Huntington University students with area businesses for internships, practicum experiences, class projects and special projects.