If you’re a college student looking for the most exciting work experience in the country, you’re just a few clicks away. U.S. intelligence agencies are looking for qualified candidates for internships, scholarships, co-op programs and more.
- Live and work in Washington, D.C.
- Get your security clearance.
- Strengthen your resume with impressive experience
On Thursday, August, 24 2017, you can meet representatives from ten U.S. intelligence agencies during the third annual Intelligence Community Student Opportunities Virtual Info Session. Reserve your spot today!
From the comfort of your computer or mobile device, you can:
- Find out about internships, scholarships and other student opportunities
- Learn about the IC, its career fields, job benefits and other information
- Explore current job openings
All the details are here: http://icvirtualfair.com
This is perfect timing because deadlines for next summer are fast approaching at the end of October, and you can get prepared now. I visited the NSA this summer and it’s a great group of recruiters and they highly recommended this event.
Check out the NEW Careers Topics within Spotlight on Careers.
Spotlight on Careers provides a great series of guides about career fields popular with liberal arts students. This resource is free via a CCI login below and is an easy way to gain valuable information as your explore career fields.
Each guide is organized with an overview including an introduction, career options and trends. There are also sections on jobs and internships, graduate school, and real life stories in alumni profiles.
To access, go to spotlightoncareers.org.
Username is spotlightkey
Password is lacn18
The new topics are:
- Environmental Science & Sustainability – There are many jobs in the environmental and sustainability fields beyond policy work. Within the private sector, there are opportunities in the timber industry, environmental consulting, conservation and preservation organizations. Within the government, there is work available at the local, state and federal levels that focus on forests, water, and wildlife.
- Neuroscience – The “Brain Sciences,” or neuroscience, encompass a wide range of career paths centralized in the research and medical professions, and now permeating across multiple new fields in recent years. Through studying the brain and the nervous system, those who choose a career in neuroscience seek to understand how neurons interact and how these interactions impact behavior. Neuroscience intersects psychology, science, medicine, and impacts the legal system, education, and even marketing. Clearly, neuroscience presents multiple pathways for you to consider.
- Law & Paralegal – The law profession encompasses a variety of career fields some of which require an advanced degree where others do not. Those interested in the field of law typically pursue careers as lawyers, paralegals/legal assistants, criminal justice (law enforcement, probation officers, and correction officers), social work/justice (family law, juvenile law, elder law and child protective services), public policy, federal government, protective services, detective services and more.
- Business Intelligence, Analytics & Data Science – Every time a customer interacts with a computerized system, whether at a Grocery Store, Online Store, or Social Media site, data is created and stored in a data solution system. Tools then convert this data into metrics (known as analytics) that assess consumer behavior. Analytic professionals interpret analytical data and utilize statistics, predictive modeling, and managerial strategies to drive business decisions. Analytics are used in nearly every industry. Marketing companies use analytics to measure and analyze performance of different initiatives, financial firms use analytics to analyze investments and forecast future scenarios, charter schools use analytical data to inform teaching practices, and major movie studios use analytics to project ticket sales.
“For five days with PLEN, I got to really experience and learn what life and careers in Washington, D.C. are at their best and at their worst. Each panel I attended was interesting, eye opening, and life changing.” -Sivan Nizan, PLEN Alumna
For almost 40 years, the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) has brought thousands of women from across the country to Washington, D.C. to explore careers in policy and connect with women leaders. PLEN seminars enhance class work and curriculum by giving students valuable access to women leaders in Washington, D.C. from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches; agencies; nonprofit organizations; and the private sector. Our programs give students the chance to discuss current policy issues in law, business, nonprofits, STEM, Congress, and the international field; visit institutions and organizations in D.C.; and launch their careers through intimate coaching sessions on networking, resume writing, and salary negotiation. During all seminars, students network with distinguished women at the top of their fields while building connections with their peers from across the country.
Join PLEN in Washington D.C. for our six annual seminars:
- Women, Law and Legal Advocacy, October 19-21, 2017
- Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership, November 2-4, 2017
- Women in STEM Policy, January 2-9, 2018
- Women in Public Policy, January 9-13, 2018
- Women and Congress, March 12-16, 2018
- Women in Global Policy, May 14-18, 2018
Priorities USA, Washington, D.C.
Priorities USA is a voter-centric progressive organization committed to standing up to the Trump administration and its allies in order to build an economy that provides real opportunity for all families to get ahead, and to protect the fundamental, democratic ideal of equality for all Americans – regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
The Research Intern will support Priorities’ efforts to hold the Trump administration and congressional Republicans accountable by aiding in the compilation of facts, figures, and anecdotes relating to various aspects of the White House’s agenda. The intern will also help to ensure the accuracy and reliability of Priorities’ outward-facing products and assist in the day-to-day operations of the Research team.
Applicants should possess the following qualities:
- Knowledge of basic internet research methods (experience with LexisNexis a plus)
- Excellent oral and written communications skills
- Proofreading skills and strong attention to detail
- Ability to work independently and adhere to strict deadlines
Interns will receive a monthly stipend and may be part-time or full-time. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter including your availability to email@example.com.
Check out this great program!
The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is a nine-month, unpaid e-Internship. VSFS virtually connects U.S. citizen college students with agencies across the federal government and U.S. diplomatic posts overseas to engage in digital diplomacy. Because these eInternships are virtual, students can have a flexible virtual work schedule during the academic year, allowing both academic and e-Internship goals to be met.
The State Department is looking to American college students to help the U.S. Government across every aspect of its unclassified efforts. VSFS e-Interns will increase the digital capacity of those federal agencies participating, whether technically, artistically or via increased communication. e-Interns will have the opportunity to connect with each other and work collaboratively with e-Interns across the country.
The Department of State and the Bureau of Information Resource Management’s Office of e-Diplomacy encourage college and graduate students from all majors and backgrounds to apply to the VSFS eInternship program.
Deadline to apply is July 26. Application details here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/471416100
Independent Senator Bernie Sanders is seeking a Press Intern for the fall semester in his Washington, D.C. office, starting in early- to mid-August. The Press Intern will work closely with the communications team to track daily news coverage and produce content for sharing across social media platforms as part of a robust and creative digital strategy. Experience with video shooting and editing, graphic design and/or writing for social media is strongly recommended. Applicants must work well within a team, formulate and execute original ideas and have a working knowledge of new media. Please send resume and samples of multimedia work to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a paid, full-time position.
The Digital LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) Field Test is being offered by LSAC free of charge. It is intended for those who plan to take the LSAT in the near future.
The Digital LSAT Field Test includes actual LSAT questions, but instead of an LSAT score, you will receive a detailed performance report describing the number of questions you answered correctly for various question types and skill areas. Like the LSAT, each field test will consist of five sections of multiple-choice questions—but they will be administered on a tablet. There will also be a writing sample, which the test taker will type using a keyboard attached to the tablet. The Digital LSAT Field Test will be given under conditions similar to those of an actual LSAT administration, and the timing of the sections will be identical (35 minutes for each section).
This is a good way to prepare for the actual LSAT you will take at a later date. Check out this site for more details include the date and locations. You must apply by August 25.
Your Path to Public Service and Beyond
Take advantage of these two offerings hosted by the Partnership for Public Service and George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. You can register for one or both sessions on July 28 and August 4.
The workshop series teaches you vital skills needed to get the most out of their current internship and prepares you for a successful career in government.
The two-part workshop series is designed for students interested in legislative affairs, communications, public affairs or related fields.
Your Personal Brand and Mission
July 28, 5-7 p.m., at the Partnership for Public Service
Identify your values and understand how they align with broader agency mission. Get effective tips on how to build your personal leadership brand
Ashwani Jain, Associate Director of External Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Carmen Hills, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State
Susanna B. Marking, Acting Chief of Public Affairs, Federal Protective Service, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Register here to attend.
Building Your Network
August 4, 5-7 p.m., at George Washington University campus
Learn tips for effective networking
Identify key skills and how to apply them to future career opportunities
Put your skills to practice at the networking reception following the workshop
Register here to attend.
I was notified of this position by an alum. Looks good!
Administrative Coordinator, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law – Georgetown University Law Center
The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center is the premier center for health law, scholarship, and policy. Its mission is to contribute to a more powerful and deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve the public’s health, using objective evidence as a measure. The O’Neill Institute seeks to advance scholarship, science, research, and teaching that will encourage key decision-makers in the public, private, and civil society to employ the law as a positive tool for enabling more people in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.
More details and application information here!
This came across my desk, referred by a Midd faculty member. Get in touch and I can tell you more if interested.
Program Manager & Research Associate – China Power Project. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide substantive, administrative, and logistical support to the Director of the China Power Project. The RA/PC is responsible for taking the lead in all program components, including: managing administrative and logistical tasks; assisting with program development; contributing to the program’s research agenda; and providing budgetary support. The RA/PC serves as the first point of contact for communications outside CSIS and liaises with CSIS operational departments.
More details and application information here: https://csis-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=225
Information about the China Power Project here: https://www.csis.org/people/bonnie-s-glaser