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Scholarship and Employment Information



The American Enterprise Institute's (AEI) Academic Programs team is accepting applications for the 2022 Summer Honors Program in Washington, D.C. AEI’s Summer Honors Program provides ambitious and talented undergraduates the opportunity to explore some of today’s most pressing public policy issues alongside AEI scholars (or partner instructors) and other students from across the ideological spectrum. AEI is offering 16 courses this year, covering topics like constitutional interpretation, China's foreign policy, the American healthcare system, and the moral implications of markets. Most students will participate in a single one-week course at the beginning of Summer 2022. A select group of students will participate in a five-week opportunity from June 2 to July 1, 2022.

Admitted participants will receive a $250 stipend, as well as housing, most lunches and dinners during the week, and reimbursement for travel expenses.

Current undergraduates and recent graduates (Winter 2021 or later) are eligible to apply. The early decision deadline is December 21, 2021 and the final deadline is March 1, 2022.  For more information, click HERE.


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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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Central Intelligence Agency

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



Defense Intelligence Agency

Visit the website to learn about the internships, job vacancies, and hiring events offered throughout the year. The website provides information on the various career fields at DIA and an explanation of the hiring process.


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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.


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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!


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


Click here for an archive of past opportunities.