National & Competitive Intelligence

Internships

American citizens seeking an internship need to meet all application deadlines and, if the position requires, submit the completed forms and documents to apply for a security clearance.

Walter Andrusyszyn, director of the USF's National and Competitive Intelligence program, has enjoyed a long career in the federal government, and can assist students with applications, but the student bears ultimate responsibility for submission. The program may also help offset costs for students who are selected for internships.

Army Intelligence Security Command

Intelligence and Security Command Internship Program

Application Dates: Unknown

Website: http://www.cadetcommand.army.mil/training/cadet-internships.aspx#INSCOMIP

Compensation: Unknown

About the program:
Cadets will be placed in G3 plans, G3 Ops and Training, G1, G4, or a general MI section working on MI products. Cadets will be working with Soldiers and civilians with in INSCOM on intelligence products that inform DoD leadership on national security issues.

Location: Cadets in INSCOMIP will serve at Fort Belvoir, VA.

Recommended Majors: AROTC Cadet interested in branching MI

Eligibility:

Application Procedures:
Complete 6 page application. Talk to your S2 in your unit about your situation. Once you submit your paperwork for a TS; an interim is easy to get, provided that your S2 submits the LRC required.

Bureau of Intelligence and Research

US Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid)

Application Dates:

Website: http://careers.state.gov/students/programs#nogo

Compensation: Unpaid

About the program:
At the U.S. Department of State, we like to say that we represent America to the world. As an intern here or abroad, you will be, too. The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices spread around the United States. This program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a foreign affairs environment.

Location: Positions available domestically and abroad

Recommended Majors: Not specified

Eligibility:
Must have been accepted for enrollment, or are enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an accredited college or university

Application Procedures:
Initial application is through usajobs.gov and then through "Gateway to State" system

U.S. State Department Pathways Program (paid)

Application Dates:
Vacancy announcements to be posted during the November 1 to November 15 timeframe

Website: http://careers.state.gov/students/programs#nogo

Compensation: Paid

About the Program:
The Internship Program includes both the Internship Temporary Program (ITEP) and the Internship Experience Program (IEP). Both are targeted toward students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate school and professional school levels. Both provide students with opportunities to explore Federal careers while being paid for the work performed.

Location: Positions are available domestically and abroad

Recommended Majors: Not specified

Eligibility:
Current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.

Application Procedures:
Visit opm.gov for information on how to apply. http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/students-recent-graduates/#url=Program-Fact-Sheets

Central Intelligence Agency

Summer 2015/2016 Undergraduate Internship program- National Clandestine Service

Application Dates: January 1st - March 31st 2014 for Summer 2015/2016

Website: https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/ncs-intern.html

Compensation: $40,154

About the Program:
The National Clandestine Service (NCS) is the covert arm of the CIA. NCS interns support the NCS mission of collecting human intelligence on critical international developments. Interns will work in the Washington, D.C. area with teams of knowledgeable professionals. This program is designed for undergraduate students interested in a career as an NCS Collection Management Officer or Operations Officer via the NCS Professional Trainee Program. Interns are generally freshmen at the time of application.

Location: Headquarters in Washington D.C. area

Recommended Majors: International Studies, Area Studies, economics, political science, geography, physical sciences, or engineering

Eligibility:

Application Procedures: Please visit webpage https://www.cia.gov/careers/application-process/application-instructions/instructions.html

CIA Analyst Internship

Application Dates: Applications for winter, spring, and fall employment should be sent 12 months before the desired start date.

Website: https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/undergraduate-internship-program-analysis.html

Compensation: Unknown

About the Program:
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. They research, analyze, write, and brief on international political, military, economic, scientific, technical, and leadership developments. 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.

Location: Headquarters in Washington D.C. area

Recommended Majors: International affairs, Area Studies, Economics, Geography, Physical Sciences, Political Science or Engineering.

Eligibility:
Students selected for this program must have completed one full year of undergraduate school and be continuing school on a fulltime basis following this assignment. Interns generally are required to work either a combination of one semester and one summer internship or two 90-day summer internships. A GPA of 3.0 or better is required. All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological examination, a polygraph interview, and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

Application Procedures: https://www.cia.gov/careers/application-process/application-instructions/instructions.html

Defense Intelligence Agency

Semester/Summer Internships

Application Dates: For additional information contact the Human Resources Manager at 202-231-2736.

Website: http://www.dia.mil/Careers/Students.aspx

Compensation: Interns are paid an hourly rate (within GG5 to GG9) depending upon the number of credit hours completed, and relevant work experience. Part-time internships do not receive any benefits

About the program:
DIA's Internship programs provide the opportunity to gain practical work experience in intelligence analysis, research, report writing, oral briefings, policy development, program management, and computer applications related to the intelligence field.

Locations:

Recommended Majors: Foreign area studies, computer science, business administration, human resources, public administration, international relations, legal, political science, chemistry, physics, biology, microbiology, pharmacology, toxicology, engineering, intelligence analysis related courses

Eligibility:

Application Procedures:
Attach an unofficial copy of your transcript to the on-line application. Finalists will be provided with instructions on submitting an official transcript. Please ensure to identify the following information:

Special Instructions:

Additional Information:
Depending on your school's requirements, academic credit may be earned. You will arrange a set work schedule with your supervisor normally between 16 and 20 hours per week. DIA routinely considers successful interns for permanent hire

Drug Enforcement Agency

Student Educational Employment Program (SEEP)

Application Dates: TBA

Website: http://www.justice.gov/dea/careers/student_brochure.pdf

Compensation: Yes

About the Program:
The Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) provides an opportunity for you to earn money, continue your education, learn from professionals, and combine academic study with on-the-job experience. The duties do not have to be related to your academic or career goals. You may work part time when school is in session and full time during vacation periods. Employment may last as long as you are a student in school.

Location: Unknown

Recommended Majors: Accounting, acquisition, human resources, forensic chemistry, intelligence, investigations, information technology, telecommunications, and business management.

Eligibility:
You are eligible for student employment at DEA if you are: enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student (diploma, certificate, etc.) at an academic, vocational or technical school; at least 16 years of age; taking at least half-time course load; and a U.S. citizen.

Application Procedures: Visit usajobs.gov, or call 202-307-4088

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Application Dates: Unknown

Website: https://www.fbijobs.gov/239.asp

Compensation: None

About the Program:
The FBI Volunteer Internship Program is an unpaid internship opportunity that offers undergraduates (Junior or Senior), graduates or post-doctorate students throughout the country an exciting insider's view of FBI operations and an opportunity to explore career opportunities within the Bureau. The Volunteer Internship Program allows students to work at select Field Office locations and FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC from June 3, 2013 to August 9, 2013. FBI Volunteer Interns will spend ten rewarding weeks in the summer working side-by-side with FBI employees on a whole array of organizational matters and in some instances important cases that are vital to the FBI's mission. After completing a summer internship, volunteer internships opportunities are also available throughout the year at selected offices. It is crucial that candidates are aware that the travel and commuting costs are the sole responsibility of the student. Students seeking academic credits from their school through the internship program must submit their request prior to the beginning of the internship.

Location: With few exceptions, interns will be assigned to FBI Headquarters, the Criminal Justice Information Services in West Virginia and in the 56 field offices.

Recommended Majors: Finance/Accounting, all Engineering, Physical Sciences, Computer Science, Information Technology, Law, Information System Development, Communications, International Studies, Education, Criminal Justice/Criminology, Foreign Language, History, Journalism, Human Resources, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Archaeology, English, Visual Arts, Art History, Museum Studies, Archives/Library Science, Marketing, Public Relations, Television Production, Business Administration & Management, Master of Business Administration

2013 Cyber Initiative: Due to the current critical needs of the Bureau, the Volunteer Internship Program is seeking, but not limited to, individuals who have Cyber related educational backgrounds. These individuals should be majoring in or possess degrees in: Computer Forensics, Computer Science, Information Security, Digital Investigation Management, Network & Communications Management, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Systems, and Information Technology.

Eligibility:

Application Procedures:
Headquarters and Field Office locations may consider students for their identified positions all across the United States. Students will only be allowed to apply to Headquarters or to one field office. This office may be close to their permanent address or to the school where they will be residing for the summer. (Multiple field office submissions will not be accepted or reviewed.) With your application, you must submit your resume and a transcript* to be considered. Transcripts or unofficial transcripts should be submitted from the student's last completed semester of school which indicates the cumulative GPA prior to the application date.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)

Website: www. fdle.state.fl.us

Compensation: Unpaid

About the program:

Requirements:

  1. Competitive—only one of each position per term available
  2. Background Check
  3. Interview and application
  4. 30 hours per week minimum unpaid internship to extend the length of the semester
  5. Students must apply approximately six months prior to the internship period to allow for processing time
  6. Must be a senior or graduate student at USF at time of internship
  7. Must not be on academic probation or have any other prohibitions

Application procedures:
Contact:
Deborah McDonald
Regional Training Coordinator
Phone: 813-878-7375
deborahmcdonald@FDLE.state.fl.us

Marine Corps Intelligence Activity

Application Dates: N/A for summer 2015

Website: http://www.hqmc.marines.mil/intelligence/StudentEmployment/Opportunities.aspx

About the program:
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. Marine Corps Intelligence is looking for students interested in the following career fields: Information Technology Specialists; Scientific and Technical Analysts, Military, Global, and Regional Analysts; Geographic and Geospatial Analysts, and Business Administration, Management or Communications.

Location: Washington D.C. metropolitan area and Quantico, Virginia

Recommended majors: Computer Science, Information Systems, Web Technology, Business Systems, Network Administration, Database Management, Engineering, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Anthropology, History, Political Science, International Relations, Geography, Business Administration, Management Communications Studies.

Eligibility:

Application Procedures:
Your application packet MUST contain ALL of the documents below and MUST be sent electronically to: students@mcia.osis.gov

SUBJECT LINE of your e-mail should read:

Student Employment Program Application - LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MIDDLE INITIAL

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Application Dates: To be announced for 2015 application period

Website: https://www1.nga.mil/Careers/StudentOpp/Internships/Pages/default.aspx

Compensation:

About the program:
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.

Location: Washington D.C. and St. Louis metropolitan areas

Recommended Majors: Accounting, Aeronautical Science, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Cultural Area Studies, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Finance, Foreign Languages, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, GIS, Human Resources, Imagery Science, Intelligence, International Affairs, Marine Science, Mathematics, Military Affairs, Remote Sensing Technology, Social Sciences

Eligibility:

Application Procedures:

National Reconnaissance Office

Application Dates: Unknown

Website: http://www.nro.gov/careers/summer.html

Compensation: Unknown

About the Program:
The intent of this program is to provide meaningful research and development-based exchange between the NRO and military service academies and Air Force ROTC by allowing senior cadets and midshipmen the opportunity to experience and gain first-hand exposure to government research and development efforts and programs.

Location: Unknown

Eligibility: ROTC Cadet

Application Procedures:
For more information about the NRO Summer Research Program, contact the NRO Office of Strategic Human Capital at 1-800-306-6990 x2102 or email StrategicStaffingGroup@nro.mil.

National Security Agency

Intelligence Analysis Summer Internship Program

Application Dates: September 1st- November 15th

Website: http://www.nsa.gov/careers/opportunities_4_u/students/undergraduate/iasp.shtml

Compensation: Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with their education level.

About the program:
NSA's Intelligence Analysis Summer Program offers rising college seniors the opportunity to receive training in a multi-faceted cryptologic discipline. This experience involves their research, analysis, and presentation of their findings, in conjunction with experienced NSA mentoring to increase NSA insight into high-priority intelligence targets. Their findings become part of NSA's effort to provide the fullest possible signals intelligence (SIGINT) picture to U.S. policy makers, military commanders, and other intelligence community members. They gain practical and theoretical knowledge of NSA, the SIGINT process, and the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). NSA's Intelligence Analysis Summer Program is an intensive 12-week program that runs from the end of May through mid-August for undergraduates entering the final year of an undergraduate degree program (juniors at the time of application).

Location: Ft. Meade, Maryland

Recommended Majors: International Affairs/Politics/Relations, Intelligence/Security studies, Regional studies, Political Science (international topics)/Affairs, Minors/Certificate programs or multiple courses in computer science, networking, technology, or telecommunications areas are highly sought.

Eligibility:

Application Procedures:
To submit a resume online during an open season, click on any "Apply Online" link. Under "Basic Job Search," type keywords "Intelligence Analysis Summer Program" and click on "Search." Select "Intelligence Analysis Summer Program" and click "Apply Now." Follow the directions as prompted. To be considered for the Intelligence Analysis Summer Program, submit a complete application package that includes:

IMPORTANT: When applying online, you may only submit your resume. Please email the requested documentation to Summer_Interns@nsa.gov

Office of Naval Intelligence

Internship summer 2015

Application Dates: TBD

Website: http://www.oni.navy.mil/Join_US/Just_for_college_students/summer_intern_programs.html

Compensation: Students will earn a competitive salary that is assigned based on level of education.

About the 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.

Location: Washington D.C. metropolitan area

Recommended Majors: Interns with political science and other liberal arts backgrounds might assist our analysts in the cycle of information collection, analysis and dissemination. Students in the fields of science and engineering might use state-of-the-art lab equipment to study foreign weapons systems information technology directly support our networking operations.

Eligibility:

Application Procedures: Application is available through usajobs.gov. The next open application period will occur in the fall of 2014.

Pasco County Sheriff's Office

Contact:
April Toney
Criminal Intelligence Analyst
Intelligence-Led Policing Section
Phone: (727) 816-1584
Fax: (727) 816-1600
Email: atoney@pascosheriff.org

Website: http://pascosheriff.com/websmart/Pasco/static/ILP_14Jun11.htm

Requirements: