Since the original “Star Trek” series began in 1966, hundreds of products have been created from the gadgets that appeared on the various “Star Trek” series.

The newest creation is not a gadget, but a training program – a “Star Trek Command” Training Program.

CBS Television Studios and the Television Academy Foundation have joined forces to create a college internship program they are calling Television Academy Foundation Internships: Star Trek Command Training Program’ for graduate and undergraduate students across the nation. The program is designed to incorporate the values prevalent in every “Star Trek” franchise episode and film – diversity and inclusion.

Set to launch next summer, the program will initially involve two interns each semester in one of the “Star Trek” series for a total immersion into the production of the world of “Star Trek” from costume design to post-production.

The Academy Foundation is handling the application, vetting, and enrollment process; while CBS will coordinate and facilitate the program and curriculum.

The Academy Foundation will also be creating an alumni program to offer interns a lifetime of professional support.

The application process runs through January 21, 2020. Applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply for the program. Applicants will also need to provide transcripts, letters of recommendation, a resume, and an essay.

The recipients will be announced in late March.

To apply for the program, go to the Academy website at