Intelligence Community Summer 2010 Internships: Feb. 19 Deadline

Summer 2010

The U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) has several unclassified open source analysis units in the Washington, DC area to conduct research related to national security issues and is looking for undergraduate and graduate student summer research analysts who can conduct native language research on the internet, apply social science research methods to identify social and political trends, and critically analyze and present information.

Students majoring in the following areas are encouraged to apply:  Middle Eastern Studies, Persian Studies, South Asian Studies, Asian Studies, African Studies, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Intelligence Studies, National Security Studies, Economics, Political Economy, Cultural Anthropology, Comparative Sociology, Demography, Defense Studies, Social Psychology, Public Policy, History, Political Islam, Nuclear Engineering/Physics, Computer Science/Engineering, Political Geography, Library Science, Geographic Information Systems and other science and technology fields.


Fluency in spoken Arabic (Yemeni dialect), Dari, Farsi, Indonesian, Pashtu, Somali, Turkish or Urdu required.  Advanced listening comprehension required.  Ability to read target language strongly preferred.
Excellent research and oral and written communication skills
Excellent analytic/critical thinking skills
Advanced internet proficiency
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a close team environment
Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
Strong academic background (3.0)
Completion of at least sophomore year of college by the beginning of summer 2010
U.S. citizenship required*

*The work performed will involve unclassified research only so there will not be a full security clearance process conducted.  However, each selected individual will undergo some security processing.  Final selection for the program is contingent upon the successful completion of the security vetting process.  The security vetting process will not equate to eligibility for access to classified information and only allows participation in the Critical Languages Summer Research Analyst Program.


This will be a paid position for a 40 hour week for a maximum of 10 weeks.  The hourly rate will be commensurate with education and experience.  There are no benefits other than free parking.  Work location is not easily accessible by public transportation


Email cover letter detailing your interest in the position and your qualifications to  Attach your resume, a writing sample in English (maximum of 5 pages), and the names, telephone numbers and email addresses for two academic references, one of whom must be able to verify your language skills.  Please also provide a student copy of your transcript – a download from your institution’s website is acceptable for initial consideration.  Application deadline is February 19, 2010.

NOTE:  The U.S. Intelligence Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace