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Missile Defense Career Development Program

Entry-level opportunities at the MDA are offered through the Missile Defense Career Development Program (MDCDP).

What Is the MDCDP?

It is an exciting, hands-on approach to gaining the specific skills and experience on cutting-edge technology that will put you on a fast track to success in the missile defense community. During this three-year program you will acquire valuable technical and work-related skills through rotational assignments that include seminars and formal classroom training, as well as on-the-job training. You will be paired with a mentor, who will help you evaluate your career path as well as opportunities for professional and personal growth. You will work hand-in-hand with the industry partners that develop our technology — managing, overseeing and helping guide development that keeps America safe.

The Benefits

Along with the salary, training and all of the benefits of federal employment, you will be eligible for promotion opportunities throughout the program and may be able to take advantage of continuing education opportunities, recruitment and/or relocation bonuses and repayment of student loans.

When to Apply?

Currently, the MDA is not accepting applications for the Missile Defense Career Development Program (MDCDP). Please continue to check back here or on www.usajobs.gov for MDA's job vacancies.

How to apply
Once the positions are announced, read the announcement multiple times, work carefully on your resume and submit your resume and any requested documents in accordance with the instructions in the announcement.

Email your employment-related questions to: jobquestions@mda.mil