Thursday, August 30, 2012

Intelligence Analysis Summer Program with the NSA

About the Program
NSA’s Intelligence Analysis Summer Program offers rising college seniors the opportunity to receive training in a multifaceted cryptologic discipline that involves research, analysis, and the presentation of findings that enable us to provide the fullest possible signals intelligence picture to U.S. policy makers, military commanders, and other intelligence community members.
NSA’s Intelligence Analysis Summer Program is an intensive 12-week program that runs from the end of May through mid-August for undergraduates entering the final year of an undergraduate degree program (juniors at the time of application).
Participants receive training in multiple cryptologic disciplines, including technical research and topical analysis. They research current foreign intelligence issues and present the results of their analysis. Their findings become part of NSA's effort to provide the fullest possible signals intelligence (SIGINT) picture to U.S. policy makers, military commanders and other intelligence community members.
The program consists of formal classroom instruction, workshops and agency facilities tours. Participants gain practical and theoretical knowledge of NSA, the SIGINT process, and the U.S. intelligence community. Classroom training is combined with mentoring by experienced NSA analysts to increase our insight into high priority intelligence targets.
Participants receive training in current analytic tools and tradecraft, conduct extensive independent research using numerous databases, prepare findings in a variety of formats and deliver a final project report to the sponsoring analytic organization.
Specific skills gained include:
  • Understanding modern digital communications
  • Analyzing network structure
  • Developing background on intelligence topics
  • Using advanced tools in multiple operating system environments
  • Advanced query techniques within extensive classified and unclassified databases
  • Understanding the structure and processes of NSA and the U.S. intelligence community
  • Conducting independent research and coordinating results with analysts in other disciplines across NSA’s intelligence production organizations
  • Preparing and presenting signals intelligence findings to help satisfy executive branch customer requirements
Application Deadline
Applications are accepted September 1st - October 31st each year.
Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with their education level.
  • Receive vacation time, sick leave and federal holidays
  • Participation in select agency-wide extracurricular programs
  • Those who attend schools in excess of 75 miles from Fort Meade, MD, are eligible for a round trip airline ticket to and from school or mileage reimbursement up to the cost of a government-issued airline ticket.
  • Required: U.S. citizenship
  • Required: Eligible to be granted a security clearance
  • Required: Full time undergraduate student entering the final year of an undergraduate degree program (juniors at the time of application)
  • Required: Applicant must be available for the entire length of the program
  • Desired: Students attending schools designated by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (IC CAE) in National Security Studies and designated as IC Scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. IC CAE schools are listed at the following link:
  • Desired: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Major studies areas of consideration:
    • International affairs
    • Intelligence/Security studies
    • Regional studies
    • Geography
    • Anthropology
    • Political Science (international topics)
    • Note: minors, certificate programs or multiple courses in computer science, networking or telecommunications areas are helpful but not required
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online on or before October 31st. Applications received after the deadline and incomplete packets will not be considered.
To submit a resume online during an open season, click on any “Apply Online” link. Under “Basic Job Search,” type keywords “Intelligence Analysis Summer Program” and click on “Search.” Select “Intelligence Analysis Summer Program” and click “Apply Now.” Follow the directions as prompted.
To be considered for the Intelligence Analysis Summer Program, submit a complete application packet that includes:
  • A resume
  • Official transcripts*
IMPORTANT: When applying online, you can only submit your resume. Please send unofficial transcripts to Applications are not complete without a transcript.
*Grades must be submitted for all undergraduate courses already complete. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for application purposes; official transcripts will be required prior to an official employment offer and should be mailed to:

National Security Agency
Office of Recruitment and Hiring
P.O. Box 1661
Attn: MB3 Summer, Suite 6779
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6779
For additional information, please e-mail or call 410-854-4726.

House of Representatives Constituent Services Representative Opening

 Congressman Adam Smith seeks a Constituent Services Representative to perform casework duties and assist constituent interactions with federal agencies including but not limited to: Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Social Security Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Small Business Administration, and Internal Revenue Service. This position will also coordinate forums relating to the assigned areas and support other administrative and outreach functions for a positive office environment and proactive customer service to constituents. Exact portfolio to be determined by the needs of the Congressional District and staff expertise.

 Prior experience working for Congress or performing casework is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate a professional manner; excellent oral and written communication skills; thoroughness and careful attention to detail; ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment; ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others in a fast-paced office; knowledge of federal agencies and the political process; a strong commitment to public service. Ties to and knowledge of the Ninth Congressional District are desired. A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required. Proficiency in Spanish or a second language is a plus.

Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. This office is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary range is $30,000+, dependent on qualifications and experience, with Federal employee benefits.

 To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume with references to no later than 5pm PST on Friday, September 7, 2012 with “CONSTITUENT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE” in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

Senator Murray Internship Opportunities

From: Evans, Ariel (Murray)
Subject: Senator Murray Internship Opportunities

My name is Ariel Evans and I work in U.S. Senator Patty Murray’s Seattle office. I would like to take a moment of your time to introduce myself and Senator Murray’s internship program. As I mentioned, I work in Senator Murray’s Seattle office, I am a Seattle native and one of the three intern coordinators. Senator Murray offers internships in her Washington D.C., Seattle, Vancouver, and Spokane offices. Internships provide educational and career development while ensuring that students receive a comprehensive learning experience tailored to their interests. Internship opportunities are offered year-round on an academic quarter schedule.

Currently, we are still accepting applications for the constituent advocacy intern positions in the Seattle office for the fall and winter quarters. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about the constituent advocacy process and the inside operations of a United States Senate Office. Responsibilities include verbal and written communication with constituents and government agencies, research into federal government concerns and general administrative duties. We also invite non students who are interested in constituent advocacy to apply for internships in the state offices.

If you know of any students who may be interested in this great learning experience, please feel free to forward them my information or they can also find more information on our website Attached is a one page flyer about the program and how to apply.

Ariel Evans
Constituent Service Representative/Intern Coordinator
United States Senator Patty Murray

Monday, August 27, 2012

Internship with a Tacoma City Council member!

Hi everyone,

My name is Anders Ibsen, and I am a member of the Tacoma City Council. I am seeking interns who are interested in learning more about Tacoma city government, and local decision-making in general.

Duties will include community organization (calling folks off a list to get them to volunteer, show up for meetings, write letters to the editor, ec.), policy research for the purpose of writing legislation, and constituent relations (responding to constituent concerns and accessing resources to help people in need).

The community organization piece is the most essential component for me. I will train people extensively, so a formal background is not a strict necessity (though it's certainly a plus!). It's more important to be an eager learner, and to have the self-discipline to do important tasks that can sometimes be redundant.

I am very flexible with the other tasks. I will assign policy research to people on the basis of their policy interests. I would also be happy to "farm out" interns to other councilmembers if they have projects that may be of interest to my interns' particular pursuits. This can evolve if they choose to intern with me for multiple semesters. I am also flexible about the amount of hours.

City council positions are non-partisan, so there will be no need to worry about appearance of fairness.

Finally, this will be a paid internship. Interns who complete a semester with satisfactory work performance will receive $250 at the end of the semester. Interns who do an amazing job will get $500 at the end of the semester.

Traits I am looking for in interns: Above all, self-discipline and maturity! I want people who will take the work seriously, not need any "babysitting," and whom I can have the utmost confidence in. Other pluses include an outgoing and charismatic personality, people who are politically ambitious (either thinking of running for office in the future, or who want to learn more about public policy in general), or anyone with community organizing or campaign backgrounds.

Thanks for forwarding this on. Anyone who is interested in working for me in Fall can email their resume, cover letter, and references to this email address. I am looking to fill two positions.

Best wishes,

Anders Ibsen
Council Member, 1st District
Tacoma City Council
(253) 370-0201

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fall Campaign Internship


Lauren Walker for State Representative has immediate need fall interns to support finance and political outreach activities in the Tacoma, WA area. The Internship is a hands-on learning experience that allows interns to work side-by-side with Lauren and her professional staff as they work on her campaign for the State House of Representatives.  We are looking for dynamic interns who want an exciting front row seat on one of the most competitive races in the state this year.  This is an ideal opportunity for motivated students who are interested in getting experiential education in the American political process. 
Successful candidates will be rising sophomores or later in college (or recent graduates) who demonstrate leadership, thoughtfulness, creativity, a strong attention to detail, and a sense of public service.  The Internship is unpaid, and students are expected to arrange their own transportation. We are happy to work with your school so you can receive academic credit for your time in our office.

Responsibilities of the internship include, but are not limited to:
  • Researching donors, supporters and issues 
  •  Facilitating fundraising and outreach events 
  •  Data entry and maintenance of donor data base 
  • Processing requests and performing administrative tasks 
  • Recruiting supporters and volunteers
  • Drafting copy for campaign correspondence, including social media 
  • Staffing/driving Lauren to events (mileage can be reimbursed)

Email the following documents to 
  • Cover letter 
  • Resume
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis
Positions are available starting immediately

Thursday, August 23, 2012

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rep. Adam Smith's Fall Internship Opportunities

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Congressman Adam Smith's
Tacoma, WA Office 
Currently Accepting Internship Applications

The Tacoma, WA District Office of Congressman Adam Smith is accepting applications for Fall 2012 internships.  By assisting the Congressman’s district staff, interns have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about how a Congressional office provides constituent services and interacts with the community. All internships are unpaid.  Interns in any office can arrange to receive academic credit for their work. 

Candidates should have an interest in the legislative process, possess excellent writing and communication skills, have an understanding of the American political system and work well as part of a team. Pacific Northwest ties are a plus! 
Tacoma, Washington District Office:
The District Office is currently seeking full-time and part-time unpaid interns. 
Job Responsibilities:
Interns in the District Office have an opportunity to work in community outreach, constituent services and drafting policy and issue updates. This includes working with caseworkers to help constituents with issues relating to immigration, military and government agencies, among others.  Depending on interests, interns also have an opportunity to participate in community outreach, attending meetings and events with outreach staff and Congressman Smith and assisting with town hall meetings.
Other intern duties are administrative: assisting staff with answering phones, data entry, scanning/copying and other tasks as needed. The position requires between 10 to 40 scheduled hours per week during posted business hours (8:00am to 5:00pm). 
Applications are accepted on rolling basis. Applicants must submit an application packet including a letter of interest, resume and two letters of recommendation to the following address: 
Tacoma, WA District Office Internship
Carrie Locken
Office of Congressman Adam Smith
2209 Pacific Ave, Suite B
Tacoma, Washington 98402 
Click here to download the District Office Application.

Monday, August 20, 2012

PG major, alum and professor in Israel

South of Hebron, West Bank


Two quick pics of PG major Maddie Waddell, '13 (on her way to study abroad in Cairo in the fall), '12 grad Peter Russell (who was in Tunisia on a CLS intensive Arabic program, and Professor O'Neil, where good luck brought us together.  Maddie and Professor O'Neil met in Bethlehem, and Peter and Professor O'Neil also went to Jenin and Nablus and went down to the border with Gaza.  PG is everywhere!