Student Programs

Internship Program

Critical Ops prepares tomorrow's leaders by equipping them with the skills to be agile, independent, and forward-thinking in professional environments. Interns receive the opportunity to work alongside the Critical Ops staff to conduct research and share insights on human and technological intersections. As an extension of our all-star team, interns are challenged and encouraged to prove their potential by bringing their creative passions to the team and managing their projects.

Majors & Areas of Study

We offer internship programs to eligible graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in an approved college or university during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students in our programs have majored in:

Business Administration

Peace & Conflict Studies

Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Digital Forensics

Emergency Management



Data Analytics

Homeland Security


Capstone Courses

Critical Ops proudly supports the University at Albany's College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity (CHEC). Through CHEC, Critical Ops facilitates capstone courses to further research, gather perspectives, and prepare our next generation of professionals. Under the direction of an accredited professor and approved curriculum, students tackle risk mitigation topics such as social engineering, blockchain, connected health, advanced mobility, workplace trust, and remote working environments. These projects have led to direct hiring and internship opportunities.

Student Success Stories

"My internship provided me with a unique experience and gave me valuable insights into the culture of a digital workplace. I learned how to collaborate effectively with other interns to accomplish common goals.”

Peter Petrillo

Peter Petrillo
University at Albany

"The bond I have developed with them in my short time working creates a team environment that is unified. We continue to learn how to better collaborate to accomplish our goals together."


Photo of Richie Neumann

Richie Neumann
University at Albany

Current and former students represent the following colleges and universities

Texas A&M University Internship
The University at Albany Internship
Kent State University Internship

Preparing Leaders in Quality Assurance and Cyber Security

Join Our Internship Team!

Applications are accepted on a rotating basis throughout the year. We will be posting opportunities for upcoming semesters when they become available. If you have any additional questions about the internship program, please contact Ally Pinheiro, Intern Supervisor, at