Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Center for Advanced Defense Studies, Internship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 5202

Thu, May 15, 2014

We are currently seeking applications for our Summer 2014 internship program. 

For over a decade, the Center’s internship program has attracted students and recent graduates from rigorous academic programs throughout the country, introducing them to the day-to-day work of research and writing in a security context. The Analyst Internship and Training Program is designed to prepare our interns for analytical positions within the defense, development, and diplomatic communities.The 9-week program, which supplements interns’ regular research and writing duties, is composed of three informal weekly courses and optional relevant readings. In addition, several presentations will be given each semester by CADS Fellows, who bring a wealth of experience and understanding from their respective fields to the Center. The small number of applicants accepted each semester ensures that each intern has the chance to substantively contribute to our work and to interact with Fellows and staff. 

Interns participate in three courses: Strategy and Intelligence, Analysis I: Style and Technique, and Analysis II: Tools and Models. Strategy and Intelligence will be taught by the Center’s Director, LTC (Ret) David Johnson, who brings the experience of a career with Special Operations and as an Army Strategist to the classroom, and LTC (Ret) Anthony Shaffer, a career Defense Intelligence Agency Operations Officer. The other two courses will be led by our researchers, who work closely with interns to integrate lessons learned in the classroom into work in support of the Center’s research initiatives. 

Past interns have been hired as analysts with the Department of Defense, Secret Service, international development organizations, and the contractors that support these communities. By identifying talented individuals and equipping them with critical skills and knowledge, the Center will advance its mission of contributing to the public good by laying the groundwork for the next generation of global security experts. 

We do not adhere to strict application criteria, but applicants generally should be recent graduates or in the final year of an undergraduate program, or currently enrolled in a Master's program. We value foreign language capabilities, overseas experience, technical skills, work ethic, and intellectual ambition. In return we will teach you data-driven analytical methodologies, cutting-edge technology such as Palantir and ArcGIS, and give you the opportunity to work on real conflict and security issues.
 BTT Gateway Job ID 5202


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