NANA Shareholder Paid College Summer InternOperations and Administration

Herndon, VA
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Legal/Risk
  • Travel: None
  • Clearance: Not Applicable
  • Req ID: 2024-3748


As an Akima employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth

opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

Akima is looking for an Intern I to work in Herndon, VA. To join our team of outstanding professionals, apply today!]

You will have the chance to develop valuable networking connections, which will help prepare and develop your skills for future career opportunities. The internship will include working in partnership with the Operations and Administration leads, as well as interactions with various PMs and executive leadership. You will end the internship with an overview understanding of contract types, management techniques and styles, how performance is evaluated, and the operational and administrative functions that help ensure project success.

NOTE: To be considered for this position, you must be a NANA Shareholder and own stock in “NANA Regional Corporation, Inc.” You must currently be enrolled in college or technical/vocational school

Job Responsibilities:

  • PM Excellence - At Akima, project and program managers (PMs) are responsible for Quality Performance, Human Capital, Finances, Risk Identification and Management, Business Development, and Customer Satisfaction. You will have the opportunity to explore all these project management facets by participating in new PM orientations and PM training sessions, reviewing program metrics, evaluating and updating PM training, and providing tools to assist project managers in their role.

  • Program Performance – Through an examination of Akima’s program management review lifecycle, its purpose and intention, and the results, you will acquire insights into the government technical services contracting industry. You will work with senior leaders as they evaluate project performance and see how the Akima organization supports the individual operating companies. You will have the opportunity to understand the executive program management review (EPMR) process, participate in the preparation and conduct of an EPMR, and manage the associated follow-up activities.

  • Quality & Operational Performance – Akima has various quality certifications and continually works to implement process improvements. You will work with team members across the company to support quality management activities such as the development of processes and internal audit activities.

  • Safety – You will work with Akima’s corporate safety professionals to understand how safety performance is evaluated and how operational sites are supported in enhancing our safety culture.

  • Security – Much of Akima’s work requires operating companies and employees obtain security credentials. By working with Akima’s security professionals, you will gain an understanding of the requirements and processes to achieve and maintain these credentials, the interaction required with employment candidates to gain information for the clearance process, the various systems used to process security credentials, and reporting requirements to customers and the company.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a NANA Shareholder and own stock in “NANA Regional Corporation, Inc.”

  • Must be currently enrolled in college or technical/vocational school

  • Ability to absorb a wide variety of information and synthesize it to create a picture of the health of operational performance.

  • An interest in how multi-million-dollar contracts are managed.

  • Willingness to participate in both in-person and virtual meetings and discussions.

Intern Benefits:

  • Compensation: depending on class level or experience

  • Roundtrip Airfare Provided

  • Housing

  • Food allowance

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • General office environment no special physical demands required.

  • Will require business travel to a project location to conduct the enhanced program management review.

  • Local travel will be required to support project safety assessments. Akima, LLC and its family of companies reserve the right to edit, revise or change this job description.

  • Nothing in the contents of this job description implies an employment contract with the incumbent.

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you have questions please contact Mamie Karmun, Manager Shareholder Programs at

Job: Legal/Risk

Travel: None

Organization: Akima

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-3748