All WISH locations house interns only, are furnished, in the historic district and Metro accessible. Our receptions, social mixers, outings and speaker series are free for all residents. (Check HERE for our Calendar of Events).
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Course content will be presented to participants through a series of lectures from researchers and professors throughout START’s extensive consortium of 52 universities nation-wide. It will also include weekly interactive assignments and quizzes. No advanced knowledge of terrorism or terrorism research is required to participate.This semester’s course will explore topics such as individual radicalization, group dynamics, operations, and an Al-Qa’ida case study.
More information, including a course syllabus, introduction video, and lecture previews can be found on the Massive Open Online Course website.
Department of Energy’s offers paid summer internship programs for students. These internship programs are an excellent developmental experience for those interested in careers and fields related to energy, whether they be in the government, private, or non-profit sectors. Internships are located at many of the Department of Energy’s national laboratories and field sites throughout the US, as well as in Washington DC. In addition to a stipend and housing allowance, most of the internship programs include a travel allowance for roundtrip travel to the site as well.
The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) has a small (ten slots) veterans internship program in its second year administered under the DOE Scholars program. Participants spend ten weeks in Washington DC under the direction of FEMP working on federal energy research, often in conjunction with another federal agency. Participants are paid a $750/wk stipend as well as a $150/wk housing allowance. The application deadline is January 15, 2015. http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars/index.html
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI), sponsored by the Office of Science, is the largest DOE summer internship program with several hundred positions DOE wide. The SULI program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the DOE laboratories. The Office of Science also sponsors a Community College Internship program, as well as a Visiting Faculty Program for
faculty-student teams. The application deadline is January 09, 2015.
The Office of Fossil Energy sponsors the Mickey Leland Fellowship (MLEF). The goal of the MLEF program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in STEM majors, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is January 2, 2015.
The Office of Economic Impact and Diversity offers a Minority Institution Student Partnership Program (MEISPP), with the goal of reaching underrepresented students in STEM fields. The summer 2015 program and application has not been released yet, but more information can be found at
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.
Every year, Pat Tillman Foundation receives thousands of applications from military veterans and spouses nationwide. 60 of the best-poised leaders, who show strength in character, academic excellence and incredible potential, are chosen as Tillman Military Scholars. They are individuals who will apply the best lessons they’ve learned in life and the military to impact our country for years to come in medicine, business, law, education and the arts.
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.
Each year, exceptional immigrants at the Foundation’s 22 Partner Universities apply to be Merage American Dream Fellows. The Fellows are selected based on their academic record, their leadership, their consistent ethical behavior, the clarity of their American Dream, and their potential to make an important contribution to America. Fellows receive a $20,000 stipend over two years to help them pursue their American Dream. The Foundation also provides Merage Fellows with strategic access to mentors and leaders in their chosen careers. The Foundation currently has 68 Fellows pursuing important career trajectories in medicine, law, public policy, psychology, business, drama, and other fields.
Paul and Daisy Soros, Hungarian immigrants and American philanthropists, established their fellowship program for New Americans in December 1997 with a charitable trust of fifty million dollars. Their reasons for doing so were several. They wished to “give back” to the country that had afforded them and their children such great opportunities and felt a fellowship program was an appropriate vehicle. They also felt that assisting young New Americans at critical points in their educations was an unmet need. Finally, they wished to call attention of all Americans to the extensive and diverse contributions of New Americans to the quality of life in this country.
Summer Intern Program: DIA’s Summer Intern Program provides promising undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical work experience in the areas of analysis, research, report writing, oral briefings, policy development, program management, and computer applications related to the intelligence field. Interns are appointed for a 10-week period from June through August, as full-time, temporary employees. All interns must be granted a security clearance and successfully pass a drug screening test prior to being made a final offer.
Student Employment Program: Thank you for your interest in NGA’s Student Employment Program. NGA views student employees as our future workforce; therefore, work assigned to students is professional in nature and is conducted in a learning environment that provides each student real-world experience and an opportunity to be evaluated for potential long-term employment. Student employment assignments are open to associate, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and are based on entry-level professional job descriptions, which will involve a great deal of independent and team oriented work under the guidance of a senior-level supervisor and mentors. Students who perform successfully and meet program requirements are invited to continue in the program for the duration of their degree programs, and may be granted the opportunity for conversion to permanent employment upon graduation.
Deadline: October 10, 2014
Stokes Scholarship Program: NGA accepts applications for the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program on an annual basis; if you are interested in exciting career possibilities ranging from supporting national security initiatives to international relief efforts, then this may be the opportunity for you! NGA’s Stokes Scholarship Program provides an opportunity to gain relevant experience while earning year-round, full-time pay and benefits (even when you’re in school full time!); up to $18,000 per year in tuition assistance; reimbursement for books and approved supplies; and a guaranteed job upon graduation.
Graduate Studies Program: For graduate students who focus primarily on international affairs, languages, economics, geography, cartography, physical sciences and engineering; other majors may be accepted. Should be entering their first or second year of graduate studies in an accredited college or university. Active participation in projects with potential to have work disseminated throughout the Intelligence Community
Deadline: October 15, 2014
Graduate Scholarship Program: For students that are entering graduate school, current graduate students, or doctoral students. Financial need as demonstrated by the household income ceiling up to $70,000 for a family of four, and $80,000 for a family of five or more. If the applicant has not been listed as a dependent for the previous tax year, the household income ceiling is $35,000 or less. Annual salary, federal benefits package, and up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, fees, books and supplies. Paid transportation between school and the Washington, DC area each summer, plus housing allowance. Must agree to continue employment with the CIA after college graduation equal to 1.5 times the length of sponsorship
Summer Intern Program for Information Assurance (SIP/IA): The SIP/IA is a 12-week summer program meant to help accelerate your career in the field of Information Assurance (IA) by working for NSA. SIP/IA hosts high potential students pursuing Bachelors (between junior and senior year), Masters or Ph.D. technical degrees (listed below) that can contribute to the IA mission. Interns will be involved in projects that enable the cyber mission force through current analysis, expertise, training, and tools. Interns will be involved in IA projects, including protecting and defending the nation’s information systems networks and outmaneuvering cyber adversaries. To participate in this program, students must return to school for at least one semester following the internship
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Summer Program for Operations Research Technology (SPORT): Spend your summer at NSA further developing your technical skills. As an Intern Analyst to the Operations Research, Modeling and Simulation Group at NSA, you will work side-by-side with Mission organizations to apply state-of-the-art scientific and quantitative methods and applied mathematics technologies to develop innovative solutions to current Agency, operational “hard” problems and to unconventional problems exclusive to the Intelligence Community.
Deadline: October 31, 2014
CAE in Cyber Operations Summer Intern Program: The Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations Summer Program (CAE-Cyber Ops SP) is the National Security Agency’s (NSA) premier outreach program for students enrolled in the Cyber Operations specialization at NSA-designated universities. Selectees will be invited to participate in a 12-week summer program to gain knowledge of specific cyber-related topics and apply educational knowledge to address various real world mission-related technical challenges. Participants in the program will work on a broad range of problems involving applications of computer science and engineering.
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Cyber Summer Program (CSP): The Cyber Summer Program (CSP) is the National Security Agency’s premier outreach effort to the very best undergraduate and graduate computer science and engineering students in the country. Each summer we invite up to 16 exceptional students to participate in a 12-week program where they work together, and in teams, directly with NSA technical professionals on mission-critical cyber-related problems.
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Computer Science Intern Program (CSIP): In the Computer Science Intern Program (CSIP), you will gain first-hand experience in critical work at NSA, while making a valuable contribution to national security. And you’ll be earning a salary too!
As a CSIP intern, you will have the opportunity to apply your Computer Science skills to NSA hardware and software systems
Internship Program:The Internship Program replaces the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). This Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service. Additional information about the Internship Program can be found at USAJOBS (external link). Here are some key provisions of the Internship Program.
Student Intern Program: Looking for a summer job that will stretch your mind, provide pre-professional work experiences that are relevant and meaningful to your academic and career-related goals, give you the opportunity to serve your country, and enable you to delve into the fascinating world of intelligence? Look no further than the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), our nation’s premier maritime intelligence agency. As an ONI summer intern, you will participate in Operational Familiarization (OPFAM) trip to Norfolk, VA to visit ONI’s operational customers onboard ships, with aviation squadrons and at other USN commands. You will also experience field trips to D.C. area commands, agencies, and relevant landmarks while doing work that makes a real contribution to national security.
The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship is a transatlantic educational program from Humanity in Action. The Fellowship offers 24 American and European graduate students the chance to explore the changing international dynamics of diplomacy and diversity. Fellows travel to Washington, DC and Paris to study how American and European governments and societies are responding to a wide range of international issues. The program seeks to promote constructive diplomacy in a changing world through innovative and inclusive approaches.
The Fulbright Canada STEM Award offers U.S. students support for three years of doctoral study at one of six leading Canadian research universities (McGill University, Université de Montréal, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, and University of Waterloo) in basic and applied fields of science, engineering and mathematics.
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. Each year, the program selects 20 outstanding Rangel Fellows in a highly competitive nationwide process and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will become U.S. Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Department of State.
The Whitaker International Program is a competitive grant that sends emerging leaders in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to increase international collaboration in the field. The Whitaker Program was funded by The Whitaker Foundation (now closed), and is administered by the Institute of International Education. Whitaker International Program grants are awarded based on an activity/project proposal that is relevant to biomedical engineering. We hope to offer at least 50 Fellow and Scholar grants annually; only the highest-quality applicants are awarded. We encourage all students/junior faculty who are considering a period of study or research abroad to apply.
The Payne Fellowship Program plans awards fellowships valued at up to $45,000 annually for a two-year program. The award includes up to $20,000 per year toward tuition and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree at a U.S. institution; a $15,000 stipend for each academic year for room, board, books and other education-related expenses; and up to $10,000 per year in stipend, housing, transportation, and related expenses for summer internships. After two years of study, the Payne Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international development or another area of relevance to the work of the USAID Foreign Service. Fellows who successfully complete the program and entry requirements will become Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Fellows represent a vital pool of motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena.
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. This fellowship provides funding (up to $40,000 annually) for two-year master’s degree programs in public policy and international affairs. Fellows enter the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service for five years upon completion of their master’s degree.
For currently enrolled Master’s or PhD students, or recent Master’s recipients in the field of Biomedical Engineering. Summer awards are for 8 weeks including a fixed fellowship award and a monthly stipend. Up to 20 awards will be available for Summer 2015.
Offered in partnership with the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institute of Health, Fulbright-Fogarty fellowships grant medical students and graduate students interested in global health the opportunity to conduct research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings. Fellows spend nine months in one of twelve countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia or South America.
On April 11, 2014, the California State University Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (CSU-ACE) held its 8th annual colloquium. The Colloquium hosted some 150 people, with students and faculty from seven different universities (including CSUs San Bernardino, Fullerton, Long Beach, Northridge, Cal Poly Pomona, and two local, private universities: the University of Redlands, and Azusa Pacific University. Over a dozen federal and local agency representatives along with representatives from a private company also attended.
Before the official opening of ceremonies, our senior CIA Directorate of Intelligence liaison held an intelligence “crisis” simulation for about 25 undergraduates from the several campuses. Students were required to work in teams to analyze a potential conflict that could affect U.S. interests and then brief our liaison about the situation.
Opening the ceremonies, Dr. Mark T. Clark, Director of National Security Studies, spoke of some new developments and recent student successes. First, he announced that he and a colleague with the Information and Decision Sciences department were awarded a 3 year National Science Foundation “capacity building” grant to develop two new degrees in Cyber Security and Intelligence Analysis: a B.S., which will be housed in the College of Business Administration and an M.S. degree, offered alongside the M.A. degree in National Security Studies. The B.S. degree will start next Fall and the M.S. degree later in the Academic Year. Interest among students and potential employers is already in evidence.
This year, quite a few students have obtained conditional offers of employment (COEs) and offers for summer internships at the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and private companies and other agencies, including some for our National Labs. In addition, the National Nuclear Security Administration awarded a prestigious 2-year Graduate Fellowship to one of our students. The grant will fund 12 students to pursue summer intensive critical language training in Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin and Russian. And 8 students will attend the Defense Intelligence Agency’s seminars this summer.
The colloquium then featured two student presentations. The first, the African Cyber Security Challenge Project, completed in Fall 2013’s PSCI 590: Terrorism in Africa course, featured an analysis of cyber security in Africa, as well as an explanation of the project’s methodology and challenges. The second presentation, from the winter PSCI 621: Strategic Intelligence seminar, featured an analysis on the likelihood of an al-Qaeda attack on U.S. homeland this coming September 2014. A question and answer session followed each presentation.
After a break for lunch, students and faculty reassembled for an Intelligence Community career panel. Representatives from the Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, State Department, United States Naval Intelligence, and the Government Accountability Office hosted the information session. Although not on the panel, a representative from the Los Angeles Police Department and a private Cyber Security company, Mandiant, attended as well. In addition to careers in the respective services, representatives also talked about the security process and common hindrances to successfully landed such a career. Following the discussion panel, students had the opportunity to meet with the representatives one on one to discuss specific questions related to the student’s career goals.
The Center trains students in skills essential for successful careers across government and in turn strengthens the national security of this nation. Our diverse coursework is designed to develop student capacity in writing, critical thinking and presentation.