In order to attract a diverse workforce nationwide, the I&A Internship Program offers full-time summer programs, as well as year-long programs for local students in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan Area. Interns are expected to work full-time during the summer and part-time during the academic year.
The Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) is the premier source of predictive Homeland Security Intelligence and Analysis.
I&A is a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and conducts the full range of intelligence functions, including collection and analysis. I&A focuses on equipping our partners with the predictive intelligence and information they need to keep the homeland safe, secure and resilient. Our goals are to:
Enhance customer understanding of, and response to, threats to aviation security;
Increase operational effectiveness against threats to the security of our borders;
Inform operators and decision-makers on effective means to counter violent extremism; and
Improve the integrity of our cyber networks.
For more information, please visit the Office of Intelligence and Analysis.
Events and Programming
Interns are able and expected to return in subsequent summers if they continue to meet program criteria. Different programming will be available to them depending on their experience level and interests.
In addition to their assigned duties, interns can expect to spend their first summer enjoying a variety of opportunities and trainings related to the Department of Homeland Security and its components, including the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and others.
During their second summer, interns will be exposed to the greater U.S. Intelligence Community and its agencies and missions, including trips and tours to the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Agency, National Counterterrorism Center, and more. Upperclassmen who are unable to work more than one summer may still be eligible for the program.
Internship Mission Areas and Job Functions
There are a wide variety of positions available at I&A. When filling out the application questionnaire, interns will select their top two areas of interest. If selected, I&A places interns in the position that best suits their interest and skill level. Possible areas in which the intern may be placed include:
- Intelligence Analysis
- Terrorism Analysis
- Cyber Threats and Cyber Security Analysis
- Counterintelligence Analysis
- Border Security and Transnational Crime Analysis
- Intelligence Operations
- International, Federal, State, Local and Private Sector Partner Engagement
- Collection Management
- Open Source Collection
- Support to State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers
- Counterintelligence Operations
- Mission Support
- Policy Development
- Strategic Planning
- Program Management
- Performance Management and Decision Science
- Strategic Communications
- Graphics, Design, and Multimedia
- Budget, Finance, and Procurement
- Human Resources
- Physical and Personnel Security Management
- Information Technology and Data Science
- Information Assurance/IT Security
- Programming & Development
- Data Science & Visualization
- IT Engineering
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