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IC Internships – Summer 2017

DIA:

Summer Intern Program:

The Defense Intelligence Agency’s Summer Internship Program provides current college students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain practical work experience through research, report writing, briefing development and delivery, policy writing, and intelligence analysis in order to gain valuable on-the-job experience while providing support to DIA’s mission. Interns are also exposed to the broader Intelligence Community through field trips, information sessions and panel discussions. Interns are appointed for a 10-12 week period from June through August 2017.

Deadline: September 23, 2016

More information on these internship opportunities can be found at: http://www.dia.mil/Careers/Students/Summer-Intern-...

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CIA:

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: September 23, 2016

Graduate Scholar Program:

Applicants should be entering either their first or second year of graduate studies when applying to CIA’s Graduate Scholar Program. We invite you to participate in our Graduate Scholarship program by applying now. This unique program gives promising graduate students the opportunity to gain practical work experience that complements their graduate studies. The Graduate Scholar Program is a financial needs based program that offers students unmatched experience in a diverse and inclusive environment. You'll complete at least one 60 to 90-day work experience prior to graduating, increasing your knowledge and job responsibilities while assisting intelligence professionals and applying your academic skills.

Deadline: September 23, 2016

More information on these internship opportunities can be found at: https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/...

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FBI:

Honors Internship Program:

The FBI Honors Internship Program is one of the most prestigious and competitive internships in the country. This 10-week paid summer experience immerses graduate students pursuing JDs, MBAs, MDs, and PhDs in unique experiences that combine law enforcement with national security and intelligence. Open to all academic backgrounds, the FBI places students in a wide range of fields that match their background and studies. Working with Special Agents and other professionals in our Washington, D.C. headquarters or in our field offices nationwide, students will be able to try out an FBI career and actively contribute to the protection of the United States. The application is open to both undergraduate and graduate students; however, graduate students will be considered and placed separately from undergraduate students.

Deadline: October 14, 2016

More information on these internship opportunities can be found at: https://www.fbijobs.gov/students/grad-students

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Pathways Program:

Internship Program (OPM):

The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their federal service. As a student or recent graduate, you can begin your career in the federal government by choosing the path that best describes you and where you are in your academics. This program is for current students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school.

Deadline: Varies (See Website for Details)

More information on these internship opportunities can be found at: https://www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads/

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DOE Scholars Program:

Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence Internship Program:

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE’s mission and operations. As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program, you will have a competitive edge for familiarizing yourself with DOE functions while showcasing your education, talent, and skills. Disciplines include: Intelligence fields (counterintelligence, cyber, analysis); engineering; physical sciences; environmental sciences; computer science and information technology; physics; business; policy; program management; mathematics; statistics; safety and health; accounting and finance; law; communications; and other related areas.

Deadline: December 15, 2016 (See Flyer or Website for Details)

More information on these internship opportunities can be found at: http://csu-ace.org/index.php/download_file/view/24/195 or http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars.

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NSA:

Cyber Operations Summer Program:

The Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations Summer Intern Program (CAE-Cyber Ops Summer Intern Program) 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, 2016

Cyber Summer Program (CSP):

The Cyber Summer Program (CSP) is the National Security Agency's (NSA) premier outreach effort to the very best undergraduate and graduate computer science, engineering, mathematics, network security and information assurance students in the country. Each summer we invite up to 24 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, 2016

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. The Computer Science Intern Program (CSIP) is an intense and exciting 12-week immersive internship open to select college undergraduate and graduate students majoring in computer science or closely related disciplines. Interns are assigned to projects that contribute to NSA's mission. Projects culminate in a short presentation and technical paper.

Deadline: October 31, 2016

Summer Language Program:

Undergraduate and graduate students will learn to analyze foreign communications for vital intelligence missions by apprenticing with experienced language analysts. Geopolitical, cultural and technical knowledge may be used to understand both overtly stated meaning and subtly implied intent as you scan, translate and transcribe foreign communications, then report critical information to U.S. government customers. The Summer Language Program is a 12-week internship intended for high-potential, full-time college upperclassmen and graduate students. Foreign language proficiency combined with a wide array of majors and minors will be considered for this program, which can be a one-summer or two-summer internship. The program can begin after your sophomore year, and if mutually agreeable, continue during the summer after your junior year. Likewise, the program may begin the summer after your junior year and continue the summer between your senior and your first year of graduate school. The program may also take place in the summers between years of graduate study. Participation during a second summer is encouraged but not required. At the end of your internship, an offer may be extended for you to join NSA in a full-time position after graduation. The 2017 Summer Language Program is hiring students with proficiency in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, and Russian.

Deadline: October 15, 2016

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 bachelor's (between junior and senior year), master's 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, 2016

Graduate Mathematics Program (GMP):

In the Graduate Mathematics Program (GMP), you'll collaborate with top mathematicians and statisticians in the country, solving problems critical to the success of our missions. You'll have the opportunity to learn and develop cryptomathematical theory and to apply the theory to operational problems. GMP participants work together on problems involving mathematics, statistical, data analysis, cryptology and communications technology. Students document their work in technical papers which are internally published at the agency. State-of-the-art computing resources are available. The GMP is a highly competitive program for exceptional graduate mathematics and statistics students. It is a 12-week paid work assignment that runs from the end of May through the middle of August. This program provides students with the opportunity to work directly with NSA mathematicians and statisticians on mission-critical problems and experience the excitement of the NSA mathematics community first-hand.

Deadline: October 15, 2016

Summer Program for Operations Research Technology (SPORT):

Spend your summer at NSA further developing your technical skills. As an intern analyst with 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. The Summer Program for Operations Research Technology (SPORT) is a 12-week internship for graduate students enrolled in an M.S. or Ph.D. program who have experience with applied math, mathematical programming, simulations, computer networking or computer programming Languages. The goal of this program is to offer top graduate students, who have highly developed operations research skills, an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in the stimulating professional atmosphere of one of the most advanced intelligence settings in the world.

Deadline: October 31, 2016

Intelligence Analysis Summer Internship:

Are you looking for an opportunity that will provide innovative professional work experiences that are significant and meaningful to your career and academic goals, enable you to explore the fascinating and unique world of intelligence, and give you the opportunity to serve your country? Look no further than the National Security Agency (NSA). NSA’s Intelligence Analysis (IA) Summer Internship offers the opportunity for training in a multi-faceted cryptologic discipline. The IA Summer Internship offers full-time paid internships for undergraduate and master's degree students each year. It is an intensive 12-week program that gives rising college seniors or graduate level students the opportunity to build knowledge and skills in the intelligence analysis field.

Deadline: October 15, 2016

More information on these internship opportunities can be found at: https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.htm...

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DOD:

NASA Pathways Intern Employment Program (General):

Are you thinking about the future? At NASA, we make the future happen. Become a part of the NASA team and develop job skills that could take you farther than you ever imagined. Start your career by building a bright future for yourself at NASA, recognized as one of the best places to work in the Federal government. The opportunities are out of this world! The NASA Pathways Intern Program provides students with the opportunity to explore NASA careers and gain meaningful developmental work experience.

Deadline: September 30, 2016

More information on these internship opportunities can be found at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/4497872... and http://nasajobs.nasa.gov/studentopps/employment/ie...

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NGA:

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 1, 2016

More information on these internship opportunities can be found at: https://www.nga.mil/Careers/StudentOpp/Pages/defau...

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AF Civilian Service:

PALACE Acquire (PAQ) Program:

As part of the Pathways Programs, the PALACE Acquire (PAQ) Program offers you the opportunity to occupy a permanent full-time position during a 2-4 year, formal training plan designed to let you experience both personal and professional growth while dealing effectively and ethically with change, complexity, and problem solving. You will receive promotions and yearly salary increases based upon your successful performance and supervisory approval. Upon completion of the formal training plan, the PALACE Acquire Program offers you a permanent position at the current duty location or within the servicing major command, making it a great opportunity to begin a successful civilian career with Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS).

Deadline: Varies

More information on these internship opportunities can be found at: https://afciviliancareers.com/careers/find-your-fi...

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ONI:

ONI 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.

Deadline: Closed/Not Accepting Applications at this Time

More information on these internship opportunities can be found at: http://www.oni.navy.mil/Join-Us/Intern-Programs/

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DHS:

Office of Intelligence and Analysis Internship Program:

The Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Internship Program is for current undergraduate and graduate students looking to begin an exciting career in homeland security and intelligence. I&A offers internships in the functional areas of Intelligence Analysis, Intelligence Operations, Mission Support, Information Technology, and Data Science. The I&A Internship Program is designed to provide the experience and skills needed to produce capable and well-rounded Homeland Security intelligence professionals.

Deadline: October 21, 2016

More information on these internship opportunities can be found at: https://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers/offi... and https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/452521100

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HACU:

HACU Internship Program:

Whether you are a student looking for an internship or a federal agency or corporation looking for an intern, we feel confident that we can help you in your pursuit. We are always in search of the best and the brightest to fill our many internship opportunities. We are also looking to partner with government and corporate sector organizations interested in developing the next generation of dedicated public servants and business leaders.

Deadline: October 21, 2016

More information on these internship opportunities can be found at: http://www.hacu.net/hacu/HNIP.asp and http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Corporate_HACU_Internship...

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May 17, 2016, 3:37 PM
The U.S. government is looking for qualified cyber professionals to fill cyber security workforce shortages. U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott, estimated the government will need to fill about 10,000 openings for cyber professionals next year. U.S. federal agencies are required to develop a report, due December 31, 2015, identifying where they lack sufficient personnel and plan to publish a cybersecurity HR strategy this April. For more information about this, please visit “Agencies Get Marching Orders for Filling ‘Major’ Cyber Talent Shortage” If you are interested in pursuing a Master of Science in National Cyber Security Studies, please visit http://polisci.csusb.edu/NCSS/.
May 17, 2016, 3:36 PM
UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS Undergraduate Internship Program – Analysis: Our undergraduate internship program seeks motivated undergraduate students to serve internships in the analytic offices and centers of CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence. Undergraduate interns work on teams with our full-time analysts. Liberal arts majors research, analyze, write, and brief on international political, military, economic, and leadership developments. Engineering and science students, or those in other technical programs, analyze and provide written and oral assessments on challenging national security issues–including foreign weapons development, weapons proliferation, cyber warfare, and emerging technologies–and apply their scientific and technical knowledge to solve complex intelligence problems. In addition to their analytic responsibilities, undergraduate interns become familiar with the Agency and Intelligence Community by participating in a range of meetings and projects. The program allows participants and the Agency to assess opportunities for a graduate studies internship or permanent employment following the participant’s completion of undergraduate school. (Deadline: July 1 – October 15) Undergraduate Internship Program – National Clandestine Service: This program is designed for undergraduate students interested in a NCS career via the NCS Professional Trainee Program. Interns are generally freshmen at the time of application. (Deadline: CLOSED (reopen in January 2016) Undergraduate Co-Op Program – Computer Science/ Engineering: Our cooperative education program seeks motivated undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Expert Systems, Hardware/Software, Networking, Programming, Systems Analysis to work in the CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology. You will be part of team providing quick-turnaround technical solutions to satisfy unique communications requirements that require the application and/or modification of both proprietary and commercial hardware and software. Additional responsibilities will include requirements definition, analysis, fabrication, test, and documentation. (Deadline: July 1 – October 15) Undergraduate Internship Program – Computer Science/ Engineering: Our internship program seeks motivated undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Expert Systems, Hardware/Software, Networking, Programming, Systems Analysis to work in the CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology. You will be part of team providing quick-turnaround technical solutions to satisfy unique communications requirements that require the application and/or modification of both proprietary and commercial hardware and software. Additional responsibilities will include requirements definition, analysis, fabrication, test, and documentation. (Deadline: July 1 – October 15) Undergraduate Internship/ Co-op – Computer Engineer: Students serving within the Computer Engineering occupation will work side-by- side with other engineers and on their own specializing in the engineering, development, integration, and product evaluation services for the Agency’s enterprise worldwide workgroup platform. This includes participating in the design of enterprise desktop computing solutions, engineering collaborative solutions (e-mail, team collaboration, web and video conferencing) for the Agency and Intelligence Community and introducing state-of-the-art technologies into the corporate baseline. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in and contribute to the development and support of Agency’s mission critical systems – common platforms, collaborative computing and service-oriented architecture. Students will have opportunities to use and enhance their knowledge of a range of communications technologies, computing platforms, and network systems, such as Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Outlook, Operating Systems (Microsoft, Unix, Linux), collaborative tools (e-mail, instant messaging, web and video conferencing), automated test tools, and desire to work in a multidiscipline, diverse, and technically challenging environment. (Deadline: July 1 – October 15) Undergraduate Internship/ Co-op Program – Information Assurance Security Professional: Are you interested in the ever-expanding field of Cybersecurity? If so, we may be looking for you. Our Information Assurance student trainee program seeks motivated undergraduate and graduate students to serve Co-Ops and/or internships in a team environment working with Information Assurance security professionals to participate in the development and deployment of mission-critical systems in support of the Agency’s cyber defense mission. (Deadline: July 1 – October 15) Undergraduate Internship Program – Data Scientist: Do you have a passion for creating data-driven solutions to the world’s most difficult problems? The CIA needs technically-savvy students to help organize and interpret Big Data to inform US decision makers, drive analysis and successful operations, and shape CIA technology and resource investments. The CIA is looking for individuals from diverse educational backgrounds to fill the role of Data Scientist Intern. If you have an interest or experience in data analytics, computer science, mathematics, statistics, economics, operations research, computational social science, quantitative finance, engineering or other data analysis fields, consider a position as a Data Science Intern at CIA. (Deadline: July 1 – October 15) Undergraduate Internship/ Co-op Program – Applications Developer: Students serving within the Application Developer occupation will work side-by-side with other Computer Scientists, Software Engineers and Web Designers and Publishers. Working in one of several offices that directly support analysis, intelligence collection and other business areas, candidates will analyze, develop and deploy innovative information/software systems and capabilities to enhance the CIA’s capabilities to collect, produce and disseminate intelligence. Unique state-of-the-art solutions will be created to reduce information overload through innovative information exploitation, enhance intelligence production capabilities, expand internal and external collaboration services and evolve an expansive intelligence knowledge base. In these positions, candidates will directly participate in team environments and via structured development lifecycles, analyze and define local and/or enterprise information system requirements, perform system/application design, develop capability prototypes, and develop and implement operational information systems. These positions also offer opportunities for hands-on research and exploration of leading-edge commercial technologies through application/integration of technology in delivering IT solutions. These positions also allow students to enhance their skills in the following languages, operating systems, and technologies: Java, C, C++, Perl, Visual Basic, Oracle, MS Office, Lotus Notes/Domino, Java based development tools (JBuilder), Excalibur RetrievalWare, Internet/Website and Content Management Technologies (i.e., Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator and Photoshop, HTML, XML, Sharepoint), Web Protocols and Technologies (XML, SOAP, HTML, HTTP, TCP/IP, etc.), Data Architecture and Database System Design, Business Process Management (i.e., Lombardi Works), Software and Systems Engineering, Information Security Operating System/Platform Experience: Unix (Solaris), Windows, Linux, Thin Client (i.e., Citrix). N-Tier/Services Oriented Architecture, Web Services, WebLogic (Application Server), Oracle (RDBMS), PlumTree (Portal); WebLogic Web Server (Web Server); Internet Explorer & Netscape (Browser), Apache Struts (Development Framework); JBuilder Enterprise Edition (IDE); Concurrent Versions System-CVS (Version Management), Embarcadero Describe and System Architect (Architecture Modeling). (Deadline: July 1 – October 15) Undergraduate Internship/ Co-op Computer Engineer: Students serving within the Computer Engineering occupation will work side-by- side with other engineers and on their own specializing in the engineering, development, integration, and product evaluation services for the Agency’s enterprise worldwide workgroup platform. This includes participating in the design of enterprise desktop computing solutions, engineering collaborative solutions (e-mail, team collaboration, web and video conferencing) for the Agency and Intelligence Community and introducing state-of-the-art technologies into the corporate baseline. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in and contribute to the development and support of Agency’s mission critical systems – common platforms, collaborative computing and service-oriented architecture. Students will have opportunities to use and enhance their knowledge of a range of communications technologies, computing platforms, and network systems, such as Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Outlook, Operating Systems (Microsoft, Unix, Linux), collaborative tools (e-mail, instant messaging, web and video conferencing), automated test tools, and desire to work in a multidiscipline, diverse, and technically challenging environment. (Deadline: July 1 – October 15) Undergraduate Internship/ Co-op Program – Network Engineer: Our student trainee program seeks motivated undergraduate students to serve internships in a team environment working with customers and network engineers to design, develop, and implement new network architectures and enhancements to the Agency’s networks. These projects span technologies in local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and video teleconferencing. Responsibilities include hardware and software integration, analysis, testing, documentation, problem resolution, requirements definition, and project documentation. Candidate will also participate in engineering reviews, staff meetings, and other activities, which will increase their network understanding and the issues and challenges facing a telecommunications service provider. Students will work along side engineers and get to use or enhance their knowledge of a range of communications technologies, network systems and certifications, such as Wide Area Network (WAN) (DWDM, SONET, ATM, MSPP, etc), Local Area Network (LAN) (IP, Ethernet, etc.), Video, Satellite, Network Security, Encryption, Enterprise Systems. (Deadline: July 1 – October 15) Undergraduate Internship Program – Open Source Officer: Open Source Officers (OSOs) are the Intelligence Community’s experts in collecting and analyzing publicly available information in the foreign arena. Open Source Officers apply their foreign language, area knowledge, and subject matter expertise to review and assess publicly available information in the foreign arena–including radio, television, press, geospatial sources, Internet sites–and specialized publications–to deliver high-impact products to the US foreign affairs community. OSOs develop and apply in-depth knowledge of a broad range of publicly available information to identify trends, patterns, and often subtle relationships that provide unique insights into national security issues. OSOs may specialize in an area of the world (country or region) or a specific topic (i.e., military, economy, emerging media technologies, terrorism, proliferation, cyber security, science & technology, etc). Additionally, OSOs may manage the collection and analysis of open sources by foreign national staff and contractors throughout the United States and overseas. (Deadline: July 1 – October 15) Undergraduate Scholarship Program: If you are a high school senior planning to enroll in a 4-or 5-year college program, or you are a college freshman or sophomore enrolled in a 4-or 5-year college program, who is looking for career experience in a dynamic environment, apply to the CIA’s Undergraduate Scholar Program and contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate. (Deadline: July 1 – October 15) GRADUATE INTERNSHIPS Graduate Studies Program – Analysis: Our graduate studies program seeks motivated graduate students to serve internships in the analytic offices and centers of CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence. Graduate studies interns work on teams with our full-time analysts. Liberal arts majors research, analyze, write, and brief on international political, military, economic, and leadership developments. Engineering and science students, or those in other technical programs, analyze and provide written and oral assessments on challenging national security issues–including foreign weapons development, weapons proliferation, cyber warfare, and emerging technologies–and apply their scientific and technical knowledge to solve complex intelligence problems. In addition to their analytic responsibilities, graduate studies interns become familiar with the Agency and Intelligence Community by participating in a range of meetings and projects. The program allows participants and the Agency to assess opportunities for permanent employment following the participant’s completion of graduate school. (Deadline: July 1 – October 15) Graduate Studies Program – Computer Science/ Engineering: Our graduate studies program seeks motivated undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Expert Systems, Hardware/Software, Networking, Programming, Systems Analysis to work in the CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology. You will be part of team providing quick-turnaround technical solutions to satisfy unique communications requirements that require the application and/or modification of both proprietary and commercial hardware and software. Additional responsibilities will include requirements definition, analysis, fabrication, test, and documentation. (Deadline: July 1 – October 15) Graduate Studies Program – Data Scientist: Do you have a passion for creating data-driven solutions to the world’s most difficult problems? The CIA needs technically-savvy specialists to organize and interpret Big Data to inform US decision makers, drive analysis and successful operations, and shape CIA technology and resource investments. The CIA is looking for individuals from diverse educational backgrounds. If you are enrolled in a program of graduate study and have experience in data analytics, computer science, mathematics, statistics, economics, operations research, computational social science, quantitative finance, engineering or other data analysis fields, consider becoming a Data Science Graduate Student at CIA. Data Scientists at CIA work with advanced hardware, software, and techniques to create and develop computational algorithms, statistical methods, or software tools that find or display patterns and relationships in large volumes of data. Through CIA’s global mission, the agency has access to unique data sets that can be analyzed in one computational environment. Successful applicants will have keen technical insight, creativity, initiative, and a curious mind. (Deadline: July 1 – October 15) Graduate Studies Program – Open Source Officer: Open Source Officers (OSOs) are the Intelligence Community’s experts in collecting and analyzing publicly available information in the foreign arena. Open Source Officers apply their foreign language, area knowledge, and subject matter expertise to review and assess publicly available information in the foreign arena–including radio, television, press, geospatial sources, Internet sites–and specialized publications–to deliver high-impact products to the US foreign affairs community. OSOs develop and apply in-depth knowledge of a broad range of publicly available information to identify trends, patterns, and often subtle relationships that provide unique insights into national security issues. OSOs may specialize in an area of the world (country or region) or a specific topic (i.e., military, economy, emerging media technologies, terrorism, proliferation, cyber security, science & technology, etc). Additionally, OSOs may manage the collection and analysis of open sources by foreign national staff and contractors throughout the United States and overseas. (Deadline: July 1 – October 15) Graduate Studies Program – Research Scientist: Our graduate studies program seeks motivated graduate students pursuing degrees in various engineering disciplines, computer science, physics, mathematics/statistics, chemistry, biology, or material science. You will be part of team performing exploratory and applied scientific research, providing technical guidance on use of current and emerging technology. (Deadline: July 1 – October 15) Graduate Scholarship Program: Applicants should be entering either their first or second year of graduate studies when applying to CIA’s Graduate Scholar Program. We invite you to participate in our Graduate Scholarship program by applying now. This unique program is designed to give promising graduate students, particularly minorities and people with disabilities, the opportunity to gain practical work experience that compliments their graduate studies. The Graduate Scholar Program was developed, in part, to assist minority and disabled students, but application is open to all students who meet the requirements. The program offers unmatched experience. You’ll complete at least one 60 to 90-day work experience prior to graduating, increasing your knowledge and job responsibilities while assisting intelligence professionals and applying your academic skills. (Deadline: July 1 – October 15) _________________________________________________________________________________ DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY Academic Semester Internship Program: DIA’s Academic Semester Internship Program (ASIP) provides promising undergraduate seniors and graduate students enrolled as full-time degree-seeking students at U.S. accredited universities and colleges, located within commutable distances to DIA locations, the opportunity to gain practical work experience in intelligence analysis while enrolled in classes. The Agency offers a limited number of paid academic semester internships. Interns can be appointed for two semesters (depending on the university calendar) normally beginning in September. Students may be extended for a second semester, and are employed as part-time temporary employees (working between 16 and 20 hours per week). National Security Education Program: Congress established The National Security Education Program (NSEP) through the David L. Boren National Security Act of 1991 to provide a broader and more qualified pool of US citizens with foreign language and international exposure to work in national security programs. NSEP is a scholarship program that promotes language skills, cultural awareness and understanding of national security issues. In collaboration with the National Security Education Program Office, DIA has established a new 1-year, full-time internship program designed to provide a small select number of recent college graduates the opportunity to apply their knowledge and gain practical work experience. To participate in the program, applicants are required to have a 3.0 GPA and be a recipient of a grant or scholarship under the David L. Boren National Security Education Program. Cooperative Education Program: DIA’s Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program provides a select number of talented undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in combination with their academic studies. This is an excellent opportunity for students seeking to serve their country to participate in the critical work of the Agency through an extended work period. Co-ops are often selected from academic institutions with recognized Co-op programs, though not exclusively. You must be eligible to work a six-month period during your academic career. You will be considered a full-time, temporary employee during the six-month Co-op. You’ll be provided with increasingly challenging assignments that are commensurate with your academic training and ability to assume additional responsibilities. Operation Warfighter Initiative: The Operation Warfighter Initiative was established by the Department of Defense (DoD) in 2006. The Initiative calls on Federal agencies to identify temporary assignments and opportunities for service members convalescing at military medical centers in the National Capital Region. The goal of the Initiative is to match service members with opportunities that utilize both their military and non-military skills, thereby creating productive assignments that are beneficial to both the service member and the employer. Service members on medical hold, even if assigned to the National Guard and/or a Reserve Component unit, are eligible to participate in the Initiative’s objectives. DIA does not pay service member’s salary, as they are being paid by their respective service. Undergraduate Training Assistance Program: A small number of high-achieving and committed secondary school seniors and /or college freshman and sophomores interested in a career in public service will be offered tuition assistance to accredited colleges or universities, provided challenging summer work, and guaranteed a position in their field of study upon graduation from this highly competitive program. Minorities, women and the disabled needing financial assistance to complete their undergraduate education are strongly encouraged to apply. Students will attend classes full-time during the academic year, and work at DIA during the summer in positions related to their course of study. While in school, students must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 for the freshman year and 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) for each semester/quarter thereafter. Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART): Students, including current DoD employees seeking advanced degrees, work in a full-time, paid summer internship. Participants must be pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) fields of study. Benefits include full tuition and fees, stipend and guaranteed employment upon graduation. Applications are accepted during the Fall semester until 15 December. Further information is available on the SMART website athttp://smart.asee.org. (Deadline: December 1, 2015 (EST)) Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP): Students and recent graduates work in a full-time, paid summer internship. Participants must have proof of a disability in order to participate. Participants receive full salary and workplace accommodations. Applications are accepted 26 August to 8 October. For more information contact the disability coordinator or career counselor at your school. 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. _________________________________________________________________________________ NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 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. (Deadline: August 31, 2015 – October 10, 2015) Stokes Scholarship Program: The NGA Stokes Scholarship Program is designed for high-achieving college undergraduates who have demonstrated financial need and interest in a career with NGA. Scholars will receive tuition assistance, provided challenging summer work and guaranteed a position in their field of study upon graduation. (Deadline: August 31, 2015 – October 10, 2015) Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Program: NGA is a participating placement site for scholars in the Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) program. This scholarship for service program was established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Participants are afforded an opportunity to receive a full scholarship, stipend for living expenses, and employment in the Federal Government upon degree completion. (Deadline: August 31, 2015 – October 10, 2015) _________________________________________________________________________________ NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE NRO Summer Research Program for Cadets, Midshipmen and Air Force ROTC: Ten years ago the NRO began recruiting a small number of highly ranked cadets from the US Air Force Academy for a unique internship opportunity called the Summer Research Program (SRP). After the first year, the program grew to include the best Naval Academy midshipmen and cadets from the various military service academies. Within the last three years, the NRO has expanded the program to include the top Air Force ROTC cadets from across the nation for this excellent research opportunity. Naval Acquisition Internship Program for Active Duty Navy: The Naval Acquisition Internship Program (NAIP) was established on October 1, 1992 by the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and built upon earlier career development programs dating back to 1974. The purpose of the program is to develop highly skilled professionals to meet projected Department of the Navy (DON) acquisition workforce requirements. It is a centrally funded, two to three year training program executed for the Director, Acquisition Career Management (DACM) by the Naval Acquisition Career Center (NACC). The NAIP provides highly qualified and talented entry-level college graduates an opportunity for rapid advancement, regular promotions, systematic development, career broadening assignments and graduate education through a structured, systematic career development process using a career field Master Development Plan (MDP). NRO Advanced Academic Degree Program for Active Duty Air Force: As part of the force development construct, the Advanced Academic Degree program (AAD) provides targeted developmental education and/or broadening developmental assignments for officers in eligible career fields. Developmental Team Special Program selections are some of the earliest opportunities for officers to begin building a complementary skill set through advanced academic degree or career broadening programs. For career broadening programs, 6XX officers are exposed to an operational environment, bringing that user-level experience back to the acquisition community. The 13S, 14N, and 21X officers are exposed to planning and programming issues and have an opportunity to contribute their unique user perspective to system acquisition. Every year, usually around March, the Academic and Special Utilization Branch at the Air Force Personnel Center publishes the available AAD Selection Process Guide. The guide includes the names of available programs, detailed application process/guidance and a nominal timeline for the entire program. Athena Recon Scholarship Program: The NRO Athena Recon Scholarship Program offers four undergraduate rising seniors full-time employment in a Federal Government position. Participants will complete a two-year Professional Development Plan developed by the NRO. At the end of the second year, the NRO will provide full-time academic sponsorship for participants to obtain a master’s degree in a field related to their area of responsibility. Upon completion of the master’s degree, a six-year service obligation will be required. _________________________________________________________________________________ NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY 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: September 1 – October 31, 2015) 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: September 1 – October 31, 2015) CAE in Cyber Operations Summer Intern Program: The Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations Summer Intern Program (CAE-Cyber Ops Summer Intern Program) 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: September 1 – October 31, 2015) Cyber Summer Program (CSP): The Cyber Summer Program (CSP) is the National Security Agency’s (NSA) premier outreach effort to the very best undergraduate and graduate computer science, engineering, mathematics, network security and information assurance 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: September 1 – October 31, 2015) Computer Science Intern Program (CSIP): The Computer Science Intern Program (CSIP) enables you to 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. (Deadline: September 1 – October 31, 2015) Intelligence Analysis Summer Program (Graduate): The National Security Agency’s Intelligence Analysis (IA) Summer Program gives graduate students the opportunity to receive training in a variety of cryptologic disciplines. An intensive 12-week program that runs from the end of May through mid-August, the IA Summer Program consists of formal classroom instruction, workshops, and on-site facilities tours to build knowledge and skills about NSA and the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) process. This training is combined with an apprenticeship to senior NSA analysts for intensive, in-depth development work exploiting communications for vital strategic intelligence targets. Participants conduct extensive independent research on current foreign intelligence issues using numerous data sources while employing cutting-edge analytic tools and state-of-the-art tradecraft, resulting in a final product delivered to the sponsoring analytic office. The projects and the accompanying analysis become part of NSA’s effort to provide a complete SIGINT picture to U.S. policy makers, military commanders, and other Intelligence Community (IC) members and partners. (Deadline: May 15 – October 15, 2015) Summer Language Program: Undergraduate and graduate students will learn to analyze foreign communications for vital intelligence missions by apprenticing with experienced language analysts in NSA’s Summer Language Program. Geopolitical, cultural, and technical knowledge may be used to understand both overtly stated meaning and subtly implied intent as you scan, translate, and transcribe foreign communications, then report critical information to U.S. government customers. (Deadline: May 15 – October 15, 2015) _________________________________________________________________________________ DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 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. More positions: https://www.usajobs.gov/Search?Internship=Yes Recent Graduates Program: The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who have up to six years after degree completion to apply). Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. The program lasts for 1 year (unless the training requirements of the position warrant a longer and more structured training program). Here are some key provisions of the Recent Graduates Program. Presidential Management Fellows Program: is a flagship leadership development program at the entry-level for advanced degree candidates. Created more than three decades ago, the program attracts and selects from among the best candidates and is designed to develop a cadre of potential Federal Government leaders. Here are some key provisions of the PMF Program. _________________________________________________________________________________ DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY NNSA Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Program: NNSA strives to recruit and hire a highly skilled work-force representing America’s rich diversity. Highly motivated and high-performing undergraduate or graduate student attending participating Minority Serving Institution (MSI). Students gain real-world work experience related to their academic background at world-class scientific facilities or Federal offices across the country. Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI): SULI encourages undergraduate students to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers by providing research experiences at the DOE National Laboratories. They perform research under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers on projects related to ongoing programs. (Deadline: October 9, 2015) Science Graduate Fellowship: The Science Graduate Fellowship supports outstanding students to pursue graduate training in fundamental research to encourage the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the U.S. Student Career Experience Program: provides the opportunity to perform work that is directly related to your area of study. DOE Scholars Program: introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE’s mission and operations. As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program, you will have a competitive edge for familiarizing yourself with DOE functions while showcasing your education, talent, and skills. (Deadline: September 15 – December 15, 2015) DOE Office of General Counsel: The Office of General Counsel offers semester and summer internship opportunities for law students and undergraduates. Internships offer students an opportunity to gain firsthand exposure to cutting-edge issues in energy law and policy and experience in a number of energy-related practice areas, including: energy efficiency, nuclear security and non-proliferation, renewable technologies, alternate fuels vehicles, environmental compliance, intellectual property, alternative dispute resolution, and loan guarantee programs General Counsel Undergraduate Intern Program: The Department of Energy’s Office of the General Counsel Undergraduate Intern Program offers an exciting opportunity for college students to gain firsthand exposure to cutting-edge issues in energy law and policy. The General Counsel is charged by the Secretary of Energy with the authority to determine the Department’s authoritative position on any question of law. The General Counsel’s Office provides legal advice, counsel, and support to the Secretary, the Deputy Secretary, and program offices throughout DOE to further the Department’s mission of advancing the national, economic, and energy security of the United States through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program (MEISPP): offers talented undergraduate and graduate students summer internship positions with the U.S. Department of Energy and its national laboratories. (Deadline: CLOSED (reopens in January) Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship: For 20 years, the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program has provided students with opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE). This program has mentored several hundred of the best and brightest students from across the nation for future careers in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) and provided insight into how the DOE is working to meet the energy challenges of the future. MLEF was awarded the Secretary of Energy’s EEO/Diversity Best Practices Award in 2007. _________________________________________________________________________________ DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Secretary’s Honors Program Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) is a recruitment initiative for exceptional recent graduates interested in pursuing a career at DHS. The Secretary’s Honors Program offers professional development and training opportunities for talented entry-level professionals in the fields of cybersecurity, information technology, management, emergency management, policy and law within DHS. SHP Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative The Secretary’s Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative is for current college students pursuing a program of study in a cybersecurity-related field. Selected students learn about the DHS cybersecurity mission, complete hands-on cybersecurity work, and build technical experience in key areas such as digital forensics, network diagnostics, and incident response. Additionally, students participate in mentoring and professional development activities with DHS managers and senior leaders from across components. DHS expects to place more than 75 student volunteers at more than 50 DHS offices in 2015. Pathways Programs Internship Program (OPM): This program is for current students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Recent Graduates Program (OPM): This program is for individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs and seek a dynamic, career development program with training and mentorship. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years to apply). Presidential Management Fellows Program (OPM): For more than three decades, the PMF Program has been the Federal government’s premier leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. This program is now for individuals who have received a qualifying advanced degree within the preceding two years. Health and Science Office of Health Affairs Volunteer Scholars Program offers unique unpaid work opportunities to students interested in medical and health matters. Applications are reviewed quarterly. DHS Scholarship Program provides individual scholarships to support undergraduate students pursuing degrees in homeland security-focused courses of study. National HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides undergraduate juniors and seniors the opportunity to work with homeland security professionals and researchers for up to ten weeks during the summer. Participants are provided a stipend and conduct research in DHS mission-relevant research areas at federal research facilities and DHS Centers of Excellence. Summer Research Team Program conducts research at one of the twelve U.S. Department of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence and their partners for ten weeks during the summer. Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship Program (NFGFP) provides support to graduate students pursing doctoral degrees in nuclear, geochemical, and other disciplines directly related to nuclear forensics. Fellows gain unique, hands-on experience through two 10-week laboratory practicums at a Department of Energy national laboratory, Department of Defense laboratory or federal agency conducting research related to technical nuclear forensics, and close interaction with technical and policy experts throughout the nuclear forensics community. Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Scholarship Program (NFUSP) provides scholarships to qualified undergraduate students pursuing degrees in disciplines relevant to technical nuclear forensics including physics, chemistry, nuclear engineering, and material science. Students gain hands-on experience through summer research opportunities at the Department of Energy national laboratories and close interaction with technical experts throughout the national nuclear forensics community. Seaborg Institute Nuclear Science Summer Internship Program seeks graduate students from research universities across the nation to work in critical skills areas related to nuclear forensics. Students are given an opportunity to join scientists in independent research projects at a national laboratory and are teamed with mentors who can help hone their skills and guide research projects for advanced degrees. Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School provides undergraduate students with comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics. Through laboratory experiments and complementary lectures, students are introduced to the practice and technical aspects of nuclear forensic science. Intelligence and Analysis The Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Internship Program is designed for current undergraduate and graduate students seeking to launch an exciting career in homeland security and intelligence. I&A offers elite internships in the functional areas of Intelligence Analysis, Intelligence Operations, Management/Support, Information Technology, and Policy. The I&A Internship Program is structured to provide the experience and skill needed to produce capable, well-rounded, and corporate DHS intelligence professionals. Law Enforcement Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) College Intern Program provides a unique opportunity for college students, majoring in Criminal Justice or a related field, to participate in a federal law enforcement training environment. CBP Explorer Program offers opportunities in character building, good citizenship, and fitness for young men and women ages 14 through 21. CBP has Law Enforcement Explorer Posts both at ports of entry and at Border Patrol sectors, which provide Explorers with practical training and hands-on experience in Federal law enforcement-related activities. _________________________________________________ FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI’s Cyber Internship Program: The FBI’s Cyber Internship Program is a great first step to a cyber career. The program offers undergraduate (Junior or Senior), graduate or post-doctorate students throughout the nation, an opportunity to assist in preventing and investigating the most sophisticated computer threats around the globe. Cyber interns will have the opportunity to assist experts in the collecting and analyzing of information pertinent to computer intrusion investigations, assisting in the computer forensic laboratory, incident handling, and assisting with software assurance. The FBI Honors Internship Program and Volunteer Internship Program: FBI Internships offer undergraduate and graduate school students throughout the nation an exciting insider’s view of FBI operations, and provide an opportunity to explore the many career opportunities within the Bureau. The majority of interns will be assigned to FBI field office locations, and others will be assigned to FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia; or the Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) in Clarksburg, West Virginia. _________________________________________________ DEPARTMENT OF STATE US Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid): This unpaid program, for students with a minimum of 60 credit hours or greater, provides the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies and Consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices spread around the United States. This unpaid program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a Foreign Affairs environment. (Deadline: October 16, 2015) The Council of American Ambassadors Fellowship: The Council of American Ambassadors provides six fellowships in honor of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. The Fellowship program combines mentoring by former U.S. ambassadors, practical training through internships at the U.S. Department of State and, in cooperation with The Fund for American Studies, academic studies in international affairs at George Mason University, as well as residential housing at George Washington University. The Fellowship provides a $7,995 award to each student that is applied to cover the cost of summer program. The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships: The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships, sponsored by the College of William and Mary, will provide a $5,000 award for two U.S. college students to work in the U.S. embassies in Paris and London and one U.S. college student to work in a component of the Office of the Secretary. The Fellowships are available during summer sessions only. Workforce Recruitment Program: If you are a student with a disability, the U.S. Department of State has opportunities for you. We have partnered with the Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment and Policy, and the U.S. Department of Defense, who administer the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP), to hire college students with disabilities. The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects us to highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities. We offer paid, full-time summer positions in Washington, D.C. Virtual Student Foreign Service: The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is the largest virtual internship in the world. Led by the U.S. Department of State, VSFS opens the doors of government to the excellence and energy of U.S. citizen students. Working from college and university campuses in the United States and throughout the world, eInterns are partnered with our U.S. diplomatic posts overseas and at home and eleven other agencies. This introductory video provides an overview of the VSFS program. (Application period is July 2-22) Benjamin Kane Gupta Fellowship: The Benjamin Kane Gupta Fellowship provides an opportunity for graduate students from accredited higher education institutions to apply skills learned in the classroom to international public- private partnership creation and management in the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship will give fellows exposure to public-private partnership building at the U.S. Department of State with innovative businesses, governments, and civil society through research and program development. The fellowship is offered for both summer and semester-long cohorts throughout the year. The fellowship will provide a stipend to support a part-time schedule of 24-40 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters; and a full-time schedule of 40 hours per week for the summer semester. The Gupta Fellowship is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). Critical Language Scholarship: A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages for summer 2015. The selection process is administered by American Councils for International Education with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program: for undergraduate and graduate students – The undergraduate program provides funding upto $40,000 per academic year for the senior year of college and the first year of graduate school. The graduate program provides funding upto $40,000 per academic year of a two year master’s degree program. Both program provide a paid domestic internship in Washington DC, a paid overseas internship, preparation to become a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Dept. of State, and participation in a network of Pickering Fellows. Deadlines are typically in January and February, check the website in October for details. _________________________________________________ DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION DEA student and intern programs focus on opening doors to the exciting world of law enforcement careers through pre-professional work experiences that are relevant, meaningful to your academic or career-related goals and from a variety of disciplines that DEA employs. For information on student employment opportunities, please call 1-202-307-4088. _________________________________________________ MARINE CORPS INTELLIGENCE Marine Corps Intelligence provides a premier student employment program which incorporates education, training, and site visits. Student employees are integrated within our workforce, providing not only research, but intelligence products to Marines around the world. These are paid opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students enrolled at an accredited university. _________________________________________________ INSTITUTE FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES INSS does not respond to unsolicited applications for paid positions. We offer internship positions to graduate students and academics with backgrounds in international relations, strategy, the Middle East, or Israel’s national security. Applicants should note that: (1) Interns are not paid and do not receive money for expenses. (2) Duration of internship is at least six months, and interns are expected to put in at least 20 hours per week. (3) INSS cannot guarantee that interns will be assigned to research subjects of their choice, but we will do our best to accommodate their preferences. We fully understand that the relationship between the intern and INSS should be mutually beneficial. (4) Internship tasks range from basic data collection to pure research and publication. (5) INSS provides third party insurance; interns are responsible for their own medical insurance. _________________________________________________ National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) START offers unpaid internships year round on a variety of our research projects and teams. During the course of their internship, participants are exposed to the most up-to-date theories, methods and information related to the study of terrorism. They are versed in critical questions being tackled by homeland security practitioners, policy makers and researchers, and they are mentored in a professional environment geared toward student success. The program is designed to prepare the next generation of homeland security scholars and practitioners through real-world research experience. _________________________________________________ NATO Student Opportunities NATO Defense College Internship Programme :The NATO Defense College Internship Programme, introduced in 2005, aims to provide a small number of current students or recent graduates (degree obtained no longer than 12 months ago) with the opportunity to “intern” with the NDC in Rome. Candidates studying Political Science, International Relations, Security Studies, Library Science, Media Studies, Journalism, Computer Science, (or related studies) are invited to apply. _________________________________________________ INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY: STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES VIRTUAL INFO SESSION On Thursday, September 24, 2015, you can meet representatives from nine U.S. intelligence agencies during the third annual Intelligence Community Student Opportunities Virtual Info Session. 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Deadline: November 12, 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program 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. ________________________________________________________________________ Deadline: Application will open February 2015 $10,000 Tillman Military Scholarship 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. ________________________________________________________________________ Deadline: February 4, 2015 Boren Scholarship for Undergraduate Students 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. ________________________________________________________________________ Deadline: January 2015-March 3, 2015 for Summer 2015 Benjamin A. Gilman International Undergraduate Scholarship 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. ________________________________________________________________________ Deadline: Nov 17, 2013 Merage Foundation Fellows Program 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. ________________________________________________________________________ Deadline: November 1, 2014 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans 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.
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Deadline: October 30, 2014 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship 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. Deadline: December 31, 2014 Fulbright Canada STEM Awards 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. Deadline: January 14, 2015 Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship 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. Deadline: January 20, 2015 Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program 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. Deadline: January 20, 2015 USAID Donald M. Payne Fellowship 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. Deadline: January 27, 2015 Boren Graduate Fellowships 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. Deadline: February 2015 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship 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. Deadline: February 3, 2015 Whitaker International Summer Program 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. Deadline: TBD Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship in Public Health 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.
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Dr. Donovan Chau, professor of political science, at California State University San Bernardino has two projects coming to fruition in April 2014. Description: Exploiting Africa, the Influence of Maoist China in Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania. As the book will illustrate, China in the past meddled in the affairs of Africa, in places like Algeria, Ghana, and Tanzania. It did so for self-interest, for the benefit of the Communist Party of China, specifically its leaders’ strategic objective, which was to demonstrate influence in the world, that is, power in international politics. Though its material resources were scant in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, China nevertheless used them, in addition to devoting time and attention to Africa. It was a Meddling Dragon. China was not required to devote time, attention, and resources to Africa. But it did, in Algeria, Ghana, and Tanzania, especially. China skillfully used its limited diplomatic, intelligence, and economic means to gain traction on the continent. It sought influence through a combination of means – through shaping perceptions, developing personal relationships, and providing tangible assistance. There was a rhyme and reason to China’s early approach to the continent. And that rhyme and reason remains much the same today. Viewed in the broader historical and strategic contexts, China’s current presence in Africa demonstrates continuity with the past rather than a renewed focus. This book contributes vitally to the discourse on Sino-African history and adds to the contemporary strategic understanding and debate about China in Africa. The Chinese arrived on the African continent without fanfare, yet maintained an active and influential presence, a presence which ultimately was more pragmatic than revolutionary. Though often couched in ideological rhetoric, China’s behavior in Africa in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s demonstrated goals and actions of an aspiring great power in the world. Contemporary China receives much more attention in Africa, as it does everywhere else around the world. Nevertheless, it is crucial to understand the nature and character of China’s historical actions on the African continent in order to properly grasp its future policies. Rather than merely looking forward, one must look backward to comprehend the true nature of China in Africa. http://www.usni.org/store/books/political-science/exploiting-africa Description: China and International Security, History, Strategy and 21st-Century Policy China’s future role will have profound implications for international security. The first work of its kind, this strategic assessment of China’s national security reveals the nation’s intentions, capabilities, and threats—and their implications for the United States and the world. As China continues to develop the strategic means to advance its national interests in Asia and around the world, assessing its role in international security is the greatest strategic challenge now faced by the United States and its allies. China and International Security facilitates this critically important understanding, analyzing topics that range from strategic geography and orientation to gender ratios. Using detailed case studies and sharing expert insights, the work provides historical, internal, and contemporary analyses that reveal the nature and character of China’s national security. This three-volume set is written for scholars, students, and policymakers. The volumes offer in-depth articles penned by intelligence professionals and journalists, as well as entries by scholars in fields as diverse as international politics, history, and strategic studies. While other works may attempt to predict the future of China’s rise or the nature of China’s future bilateral relationships, none so thoroughly examines the totality of China’s domestic, regional, and international security—and their implications. http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9781440800016
May 17, 2016, 3:29 PM
The National Science Foundation has awarded Cal State San Bernardino a grant for $485,000 to help the university further develop its cyber security and intelligence programs to help meet the expected demands for more cyber security experts. “It is estimated that the U.S. will need 4 million cyber security professionals by 2017,” said Tony Coulson, a professor of information and decision sciences. Coulson and Mark Clark, professor of political science, were awarded the funding to create new degree programs in their respective departments. A bachelor of science degree in cyber security and a master of science degree in national security studies with a concentration in cyber security have been created and should come online next year. The undergraduate degree has been approved while the master’s program is still under the review process through the California State University Chancellor’s Office. Clark and Coulson are now developing the degree curriculums. Through their contacts in the cyber security community, and the Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence, they hope other universities across the nation will model the CSUSB programs. What separates these degrees from others, Clark and Coulson said, is that most programs either specialize in the technical field of cyber security or in the analytical field of national security and intelligence. The Cal State San Bernardino programs combine the two for a new way to integrate technical and analytical writing skills. The two professors said that students graduating from these programs will be trained to communicate technical information to non-technical people in such a way that it can help them make appropriate decisions. “Students who embark on careers in this field can provide sound analytic advice,” Clark explained. Cyber security is a field that is still fairly new, yet in high demand, said Coulson. Policy makers, intelligence agencies, leaders in private industry, and state and local governments can all use cyber security experts. Without these new programs, students currently have to go through two programs to be qualified in cyber security and intelligence. “We had one student go through both of our programs,” Clark explained. “He got hired by the Department of Homeland Security to work with its special group working on cyber defense of the U.S. infrastructure.” Clark and Coulson are looking for “students from many disciplines, [students] who want to be on the cutting edge.” With the demand for cyber security analysts on the rise, students will have the opportunity to take advantage of these degree programs. “I‘ve been out telling the folks about our new program,” explained Coulson, speaking of the anticipation of employers desperate for well-trained students. “The question is not why, but rather when. They need the talent now.” For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu. http://news.csusb.edu/2014/03/csusb-earns-grant-to-help-fund-new-cyber-security-intelligence-programs/
May 17, 2016, 3:28 PM
Mark Clark and Tony Coulson (CBPA) were awarded a 3-year, $485,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a National Model Curriculum in Cyber Security, effective September 15, 2013. The central goal of the grant will be to develop an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Cyber Security, housed in the Information and Decision Sciences Department in the College of Business and Public Administration and a Master of Science in National Security Studies (Cyber Security) in the Political Science Department. Other activities will include roundtable discussions between the faculty in both departments on integrating the curriculum and learning one another’s approaches to education, as well as presentations to regional and national certification boards, where appropriate.
May 17, 2016, 3:27 PM
Professor William Van Cleave, a former mentor and professor to several members of our National Security Studies faculty, passed way away on March 15, 2013. Our program director, Dr. Mark Clark, studied under Professor Van Cleave at USC through his Ph.D. Additionally, Drs. Donovan Chau and Antony Field both studied under Professor Van Cleave while earning their Master’s degrees at Southwest Missouri State University. We are sorry to hear of his passing. Please see the following article. William Van Cleave, former senior adviser to President Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of State and former professor of international relations at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, has died. He was 77. Van Cleave died of natural causes at his home in Idyllwild, Calif., on March 15. Professor of international relations and director of the Strategic Studies Program at USC Dornsife from 1967 to 1987, Van Cleave had vast experience in, and influence upon, U.S. defense policy. He served in numerous policy-advisory positions. For example, he was a delegate to the U.S.-Soviet Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) and a member of the “Team B” review of intelligence estimates on the Soviet military, both in the 1970s. From 1979 to 1981, he was senior adviser to Reagan and director of the defense transition team for Reagan’s new administration. Robert English, associate professor of international relations and director of USC Dornsife’s School of International Relations (SIR), recalled Van Cleave’s intensely loyal following at the Department of Defense. English joined the department straight out of graduate school from Princeton University in 1982. His position as a junior analyst quickly brought him into contact with Van Cleave’s former students working in the Pentagon and elsewhere in Washington, D.C. While English didn’t always agree with their positions, “I have to say that Van Cleave’s protégés were among the best informed, hardest working and most dedicated to the national interest that I knew in nearly a decade of defense policy analysis,” English said. “Looking back over the years, William Van Cleave was probably one of the USC professors whose influence on national policy was greatest. From the late 1970s through the mid-1980s, his impact on foreign policy debates and decision-making was such that few academics in any area had more direct influence on U.S. policy than he did.” The author of 200-plus publications, Van Cleave helped to place many of his graduate students in important executive branch, Congressional staff and think tank posts. He stirred controversy with hardline positions favoring a large U.S. military buildup, one that some credit with accelerating the USSR’s global retreat in the late 1980s and ultimately ending the Cold War. Van Cleave was admired for his passion for ideas and dedication to his students, many of whom are acknowledged as among the best that SIR has produced — including Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Michael Donley, former Deputy National Security Adviser J.D. Crouch and many top officials with the state and defense departments. Keith Payne, director of the National Institute for Public Policy and former deputy assistant secretary of defense, recalled Van Cleave as “an incomparable mentor, friend and constructive critic.” “Professor Van Cleave believed that the formulation and direction of government policy should benefit from rigorous scholarly analysis,” Payne said. “He did not simply talk that talk; his integrated career of academic excellence and public service will have a positive impact for generations as his students and their students carry on his example of scholarly rigor and public service.” Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Relations Peter Berton was Van Cleave’s close colleague. The two taught many of the same students. “William Van Cleave’s security program at the School of International Relations helped to put USC on the map,” Berton said. Riki Ellison, former USC and pro football linebacker, now director of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, remembers his former professor as a surrogate father. “It was a match made in heaven and a bond that never has, never will be broken,” Ellison said. “Like father and son, we shared the same passions, loved the same things. We set our principles beyond reproach and above the minutia, climbed together those impossible dreams, yet fell together when we slipped. He was the one to pick you up like a father and put you back on that white horse to fight the good fight.” Born on Aug. 27, 1935, in Kansas City, Mo., Van Cleave was a U.S. Marine who earned his bachelor’s degree in political science summa cum laude from Cal State Long Beach, now called California State University, Long Beach, and his master’s and PhD from the Claremont Graduate University. Van Cleave is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Van Cleave, sisters Linda Schooler, Patricia Lamport and Marcia Donnelly, and granddaughters Amber Van Cleave and Monica Gibson, and grandson Christopher Gibson. His family is organizing a memorial service to be held in Washington, D.C., in late April. http://news.usc.edu/#!/article/48349/in-memoriam-william-van-cleave-77/
May 17, 2016, 3:26 PM
On May 11, 2011, Pi Sigma Alpha and the Political Science Department held its 36th Annual Pi Sigma Alpha induction ceremony and awards banquet. Guest Speaker, Dr. Mark T. Clark, Professor of Political Science, Director of the National Security Studies Program and the Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (CSU-ACE) at CSUSB, discussed the importance of collaboration in both academia and the professional world. Dr. Clark outlined CSU-ACE participation in challenge projects promoted by the Institute for Analysis and assigned to CSUSB by the National Security Agency. The Intelligence Community and United States Government have used these projects in real world applications. Dr. Clark mentioned that these projects succeeded because of collaboration between students, faculty and other schools in the consortium.