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David L. Boren Scholarship
Scholars are sent abroad to a critical country to study its language and culture. Awards are provided for one year and up to $20,000 in exchange for an obligation to work for the U.S. Government for at least one year.
Boren Fellows Program
Provides American graduate students resources for overseas and domestic study to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.
The Language Flagship Program
Grants awarded to U.S. Universities recognized as leaders in the field of language education. Designed to support University infrastructure to enhance individuals achievement of superior-level proficiency in critical languages.
Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE)
Providing competitively awarded grants to universities to establish programs in national security studies through their unique disciplines of study will create a new diverse talent pool from which the intelligence community can recruit.
English for Heritage Language Speakers Scholarship Program
A scholarship designed for naturalized U. S. citizens fully proficient in AF/PAK languages seeking to apply their professional knowledge in a federal government career. Program combines advanced English language training with professional communication skills and strategies. Held at Georgetown University.
Other Government Funded Programs
National Language Service Corps
The NLSC offers individuals with language expertise the opportunity to help their neighbors and fellow citizens by participating in national and state efforts, particularly in times of emergency or crisis when their expertise can truly make a difference.
National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)
The U.S. Department of State through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) provides merit-based scholarships for eligible American high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in summer, semester, and academic year overseas immersion programs.
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy.
Critical Language Scholarships Program
Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students.
Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) - LinguaVista
Foreign language program finder for high-level learners of less-commonly taught foreign languages.
The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLC) - LangSource
A searchable, annotated bibliographic database of language and culture resources.
Q: If an individual has received an agency-level award for an achievement, can the person also receive an award from the DNI?
A: Individuals would need to check with their organization; some allow dual recognition for employees while others do not.
IC Civilian Joint Duty:
Q: Who is eligible to participate in Joint Duty?
A: All government civilian intelligence professional, starting at Grade GS-13, Pay Band 3, are eligible to participate in the Joint Duty program with their management’s approval.
Intelligence Learning Network:
Q: How do I volunteer to attend an Intelligence Learning Network course at my level?
A: IC professionals interested in taking these courses should contact their Agency/Element Training Officer.
Q: I would like to find out more about a job in the IC. Where do I find more information?
A: The website www.intelligence.gov provides links to all the IC organizations.
Ensuring the security of our nation requires hiring, training, and retaining a highly skilled and connected intelligence workforce. The IC’s mission is to make the Nation secure; an integrated intelligence community employing critical workforce skills at the right place and the right time is essential to that purpose. The Human Capital function and its attendant business processes, practices and tools enabling the IC’s mission.
As directed by the DNI, the ADNI/HC represents the general Human Capital servicing requirements for the IC as the IC Chief Human Capital Officer (IC CHCO).
IC entities operate together, sharing information and talent, to achieve the overall mission, accomplishing a shared goal through five core focus areas:
Collectively, these core areas focus on developing the individual, enabling the IC to meet current and future mission requirements through attention to five objectives. These include striving to develop diverse pools of talent, recruit and retain the best for our workforce, provide them with career-long education/training opportunities, engage and motivate our employees through a sustained culture of excellence, and groom future leaders.
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