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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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