The Navy Fleet and Family Readiness (FFR)  Intern Program offers internship experiences that fit students’ academic and professional development needs. Our goal is to match students’ skills and objectives with installation FFR departments that can mutually accommodate needs. Students learn how to apply educational concepts to real-world situations, as they discover a possible career path and complete university requirements to earn their degree. An added benefit is having a positive impact on the quality of life of the Navy community as you work side-by-side with FFR employees to create and deliver programs, services and experiences for active-duty service members, their families and other eligible customers.


As many Navy FFR interns are interested in exploring career opportunities with us, we’re looking for the Navy Fleet and Family Readiness (FFR) professional of the future. Eligible candidates are mature, independent and good role models for others, whether on duty or not. In order to be considered for an internship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate level degree program related to a Navy Fleet and Family Readiness program or operational function (i.e., recreation, hospitality, exercise science, sport management, child development, culinary arts, etc.)
  • Minimum GPA (in major FFR program area of study) of at least 2.5/4.0 and must be in good academic standing.
  • United States citizenship
  • Pursuing a professional career similar to major
  • Completion of at least four semesters of college classes by the beginning of the internship

Students selected to participate in the Navy FFR Intern Program must obtain and/or maintain the following throughout the internship:

  • Basic CPR Certification
  • Basic First Aid Certification
  • Personal medical insurance that covers student for the placement location


Navy FFR internships are offered three times a year, corresponding with the majority of college and university semester schedules – fall, spring and summer. Each session runs a minimum of 12 weeks; however, it can be extended if required by the university or invited by the installation. If students are on a trimester schedule, arrangements can be made to adjust the start and end dates, so as not to conflict with the university schedule. Please note the session begin and end timeframe for each session below.

Summer session: May-August

Fall session: September-December

Spring session: January-April
*Note: Not all installations offer internships every semester.