30 Apr '16, 1pm

Internship program offers hands-on experience in military setting;

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- Graduating college seniors interested in hands-on experience working with child and youth programs on military installations worldwide are encouraged to sign up for the Military Extension Internship Program (MEIP). The MEIP enables students to integrate their schooling with more professional knowledge and skills gained through practical, real-world work experience within functions of force support squadron and Airman and family services programs. But there’s a more important purpose, said Gerald Hires, the MEIP Air Force coordinator at the Air Force Services Activity. “MEIP is designed to help the intern have a better appreciation for military families and some of the issues military families go through during a deployment,” he said. “Interns see firsthand how children are affected when their parent is deployed. This experie...

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