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SOFWERX Internship 2024



SOFWERX is a venue operated under an agreement between the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and DefenseWERX, designed to increase collaboration and innovation in order to solve the most difficult warfighter problems. SOFWERX is a forum for accelerating delivery of innovative capability, and facilitating capability refinement through exploration, experimentation, and assessment of promising technology. SOFWERX is in the heart of Ybor City, at a neutral, easily accessible facility. The internship program is administered by USF Institute of Applied Engineering. 

Internship Roles may include but are not limited to:

Vacant positions will be detailed next to each role per semester:

  • Mechanical Engineering - Job ID#8789445 (1 Position Available for Summer 2024)
  • Physics / Aerospace
  • Electrical Engineering - Job ID#8789463 (1 Position Available for Summer 2024)
  • Robotics - Job ID#8789596 (1 Position Available for Summer 2024)
  • Market Research - Job #8790609 (3 Positions Available for Summer 2024)
  • Data Science / Analytics
  • IT / Sys Admin
  • Computer Science - Job ID#8789491 (1 Position Available for Summer 2024)
  • Web Development
  • Videography - Job ID#8789554 (1 Position Available for Summer 2024)
  • Graphic Design - Job ID#8789632 (1 Position Available for Summer 2024)
  • Social Media - Job ID#8790160 (2 Positions Available for Summer 2024)
  • Event Assistant


  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a field associated with the internship roles listed above
  • Junior or Senior level, with a current GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be willing and able to work in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment.

Time commitment:

  • Hours of operation are 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday
  • Position requires a minimum of 15 hours and a maximum of 20 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters and up to 29 hours during the Summer semester.
    • Receive direct supervision from the SOFWERX Team Lead and report to USF IAE supervisor.


  • Engage in employee events, such as team building
  • Build resume and explore career options
  • Apply skills and knowledge to the workplace
  • Further develop professional skills
  • Upon successful completion of internship, will be provided with letter of recommendation
  • Opportunity for follow-on internship based on performance

Rate of Pay:

  • $16 (Non-STEM) or $17.50 (STEM) per hour

If you are interested, please continue to check the job posting for vacant positions prior to each semester: 

  • February (for Summer semester)
  • June (for Fall semester)
  • October (for Spring semester)