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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 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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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. Reserve your spot today!