Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE)

About Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE)

SOCHE is a non-profit Department of Defense contractor located in Dayton, Ohio. SOCHE hires students from around the country to work at the Air Force Research Lab on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) and local companies in Ohio. SOCHE partners interested students with WPAFB and other companies hiring interns in both STEM and Non STEM career paths to enrich their academic experience while furthering the mission of the Air Force or the business.

SOCHE hires hundreds of interns/co-ops in remote, in-person, and hybrid positions each year. When you apply to SOCHE through Handshake or, your application will be saved, which allows you to be considered for additional SOCHE employment opportunities.


Digital Drone Intern

June 2021 - July 2021 Dayton, OH
“I liked having hands on experience both in working with SolidWorks and Aras Innovator as well as working on the physical drone. I also liked learning new skills such as Aras Innovator and PLM. I got to experience an aspect of engineering I had never experienced before.”

Federal Contractor

June 2019 - August 2019 Dayton, OH
“The hours were simple and the job was fun.”
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