Scholarship and Employment Information


Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Accepting Applications for Summer 2020 Internships and for Career Hiring Events

September 18, 2019 - DIA is accepting applications for Summer 2020 internships in various career fields including Counterintelligence, Human Intelligence, and Science & Technology.  The deadline for internship applications is September 24, 2019.  Applications are also being accepted for the Career Hiring Events. Qualified applicants will be invited to the Hiring Event. The deadline for the hiring event application is October 6, 2019. 

**The application period for internships in the Intelligence Analysis career field will open in Spring 2020 for Summer 2021 internships.


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National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program

August 29, 2019 - The NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program is hiring highly qualified graduate students for fellowships in national nuclear security. The fellowship is for a paid full-time, 1-year position. Students must be currently enrolled in a Master's or PhD program, or graduated on or after April 2, 2018. The deadline to apply is October 2, 2019.  Click here to learn more.


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California Office of Emergency Services Policy Office - Homeland Security Analyst

August 29, 2019 - The California Office of Emergency Services Policy Office is currently recruiting for a Homeland Security Analyst. This is a permanent, full-time position. Click here to learn more.


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New Deadlines for National Security Agency (NSA) Internship Applications

August 12, 2019 - NSA recently announced that the application period for most NSA internships opened on August 1, 2019. The deadline for applying is now generally October 31st. Click here for more details on internship application requirements. For additional information on summer internships and other student opportunities at the agency, visit NSA's Student Programs webpage here.


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JP Morgan Chase & Co. - Global Security - Security Intelligence Analyst

July 26, 2019 - JP Morgan Chase & Co. is looking to fill a position on the Global Intelligence team. The position is responsible for leading the North America (NAMR) intelligence analysis portfolio by proactively integrating and analyzing information to evaluate threats that may impact the firm’s people, assets, events, and reputation; their likelihood; and their potential tactical and operational impact and strategic implications. Click here for more details.


McCain Institute National Security Fellowship

McCain Institute National Security Fellowship

July 24, 2019 - The McCain Institute for International Leadership is accepting applications for its inaugural National Security and Counterterrorism Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year. The program is designed and led by Nicholas Rasmussen— former director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) and a Senior National Security Fellow at UT's Intelligence Studies Project, Clements Center for National Security, and Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Click here for additional information.

State Department Announces Student Internship and Fellowship Opportunities

U.S. Department of State Internships and Fellowships

July 1, 2019

  • Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS): A virtual internship. Application period - July 1 to 31. Click here to learn more.
  • Summer 2020 Unpaid Student Internship Program.  Application period opens in August 2019. Click here to learn more.
  • U.S. Foreign Service Internship: Two consecutive summers, paid experiential learning experience. Application period - August 23 to September 2.  Click here to view the program flyer.
  • Pinkering Fellowship: Application deadline is September 17. Click here to apply.
  • Rangel Fellowship: Application deadline is September 24. Click here to apply.

 NGA Summer Internship Program 2020

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Summer Internship Program 2020

May 29, 2019 - The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is looking for top-performing students to join their paid internship program for the Summer of 2020. Applications are accepted until September 30, 2019. Click here for more details.

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Intelligence Community - 2019 Virtual Career Fair

May 24, 2019 - Meet the Intelligence Community online! Join a host of agencies at the Intelligence Community 2019 Virtual Career Fair on May 30, 2019, 1:00PM to 7:00PM, to explore career opportunities, chat with recruiters, and learn how to apply for job openings.

From the comfort of your computer or mobile device, you can:

Visit agency booths to explore available job opportunities

Chat with recruiters and subject matter experts

Learn about internships and other student opportunities

Attend live presentations

SPACE IS LIMITED! Register today at To guarantee your entrance into this event, pre-registration is highly encouraged. Click here for additional details.  




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Pathways Programs for Students and Recent Graduates  

The Pathways Program offers federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates and those with an advanced degree.


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Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)

The PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the years. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus - developing a cadre of potential government leaders.

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US Intelligence Community

The Intelligence Community (IC) offers students a wide variety of excellent programs to get a jumpstart on a career in intelligence. The search portal allows students to choose the type of opportunity they are interested in and will match the search with IC needs.


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National Security Agency (NSA) 

Take advantage of NSA’s student programs to learn more about NSA, deepen your knowledge of your career field, and collect a paycheck or scholarship money. NSA offers internships, scholarships, a co-op program and more. Search for the perfect opportunity for you based on your education level and field of interest. NSA selects most of its student program candidates up to a year in advance, which means your application will be due at least nine months before you start, so don't forget to plan ahead!


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Central Intelligence Agency

The CIA offers internships, Cooperative Education (Co-op) programs and scholarship programs, which are offered throughout the year in Washington, DC.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBI offers a variety of programs, internships, and entry-level career options for students at every education level.


Please visit the Clements Center's Internship and Fellowship Database for more student opportunities in intelligence and national security.