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ODNI to Offer 3rd Annual Summer Seminar for College Students Interested in Intelligence Community Careers

Monday, February 14, 2011

Feb. 14, 2011

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s (ODNI) National Security Analysis & Intelligence SummerSeminar (NSAISS) soon will be accepting applications for a two-week residential summer program July 10-22 in Washington, D.C.

The residential seminar will introduce participants to the Intelligence Community. Individuals will interact with senior officials, current intelligence analysts and private sector experts to explore intelligence disciplines, methodologies and substantive topics through a curriculum of lectures, panels, case studies, simulations, and site visits to various agencies. Program participants will receive accommodations, per diem, and transportation to and from Washington, D.C. and to all program activities.

The NSAISS is open to U.S. citizens who are graduate students and to college seniors graduating in the 2010-2011 academic year with proven plans for ongoing graduate study in fall 2011. This seminar is not open to federal government employees, contractors, currently serving military or activated reservists.

Applicants will be required to electronically submit the following materials:

  • Standard Form 86 (SF-86) “Questionnaire for National Security Positions” in order to qualify for a temporary SECRET clearance.
  • Official university transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate), which can be scanned.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors supporting the applicant’s candidacy, describing academic performance and career aspirations. The letters, if scanned, must be on university letterhead and include the name of the applicant and the signature of the referrer. If e-mailed, the recommendation must be sent directly from an account bearing the name of the person making the recommendation.
  •  A statement of no more than 250-words describing the candidate’s educational and professional goals, and what role, if any, the NSAISS will play in achieving these goals.

The window to apply to this program will be short. Candidates should begin preparing and completing the above forms now to be ready when the official announcement is made. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please frequently check the ODNI website for updates and information on when, where, and how to apply.

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