Although flexible, the program duration is normally four years and is dependent upon college graduation. The program typically begins following one's sophomore year of college, allowing interns to participate for two summers before graduation.
After graduation, program interns participate an additional two years while completing training rotations for Career Program-18. These rotations are paid learning opportunities for engineers and scientists providing relevant training, experience, and networking opportunities.
Upon program completion, engineers are typically offered full-time employment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at a multipurpose hydropower dam.