Intern - Associate Program Administrator

DRS Technologies Fort Walton Beach , FL 32549

Posted 1 week ago

Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 47,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at

DRS Training & Control Systems (TCS), Fort Walton Beach, FL, provides engineering, manufacturing, and support of defense and aerospace systems for sea, land, air, and space use. Our product and service areas include electronic control and monitoring systems, aerospace material handling systems, simulation and training systems, aerospace support equipment, contract manufacturing, engineering, and product support. In addition, DRS TCS has contract logistics support operations domestically as well as in Europe and the Middle East.

Job Location Fort Walton Beach, FL

Title: Intern-Associate Program Administrator

Position Summary:

The objective of this Internship within the Programs Department is to train and educate the individual in all aspects of Programs within the Fort Walton Beach facility. The expectation is that an intern would spend an appropriate amount of time within various areas of Programs. At the completion of the internship, we would expect that the individual would possess a basic grasp of Program Management functions and how they interface with one another and the other departments in the corporation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to program managers in the areas of program planning and tracking

  • Update program schedule status and overall program plan

  • Gather and analyze data for program reviews and other meetings

  • Support for earned value management, as required

  • Monitor and report program performance against plan for all programs

  • Ensure adherence to company policies/requirements and advise management on needed action

  • Assist in monitoring budgets, schedules, expenditures and time charges on programs

  • Maintain records; prepare charts, graphs, tables, reports and other analyses as required

  • May assist as a team member on bid and proposal activity

  • Inform program management of customer problems, and may provide potential solutions

  • Coordinate with internal and external customers, under the direction of the program manager

  • Prepare customer communication as requested

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Basic Qualifications:

  • Degree candidate in business, project management, engineering, or technical with 2+ years' experience

  • Must possess analytical skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Customer interface skills

  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of program management and project management coursework

  • Knowledge of cost accounting or earned value

  • Proficient with Microsoft Project

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #AIS

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