National Security Innovation Network: X-Force

Career Center Event

Overview: The X-Force program is an unparalleled opportunity for university students to serve their country through collaboration with the United States military to address real-world challenges that require both technical and entrepreneurial expertise.

X-Force participants will engage with Department of Defense (DoD) partners for three months of applied problem solving. Participants will work on problems sponsored by their DoD hosts potentially including:

  • A. Technical (e.g. software development, data analytics, mechanical design/prototyping)
  • B. Strategy (e.g. communications and social media strategy)
  • C. Research (e.g. emerging technology scouting) projects.

Participants will be expected to deliver a prototype capability to their military sponsors by the end of the program.

Accelerate Problem Solutions  | Innovate Novel Solution Concepts |  Serve Your Country

  •  250 Available Fellowships — in person, hands on
  • 75 Available Volunteers — remote, volunteer positions
  • 75+ — Department of Defense Partner Projects


  • 2 November 2020 Application portal opens
  • 31 December 2020 – Application portal closes
  • 1 March 2021 – Decision Notiļ¬cation
  • 1 June 2021 – Kick Off X-Force 2021
  • 13 August 2021 X-Force Last Day

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