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Intelligence Operations Specialist

This GS 7 - 13 position (starting salary $50,643 - $138,868 per year) is in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Intelligence and Analysis. The Primary purpose of this position is to perform a range of substantive intelligence operations duties applying an expert knowledge of advanced intelligence gathering and dissemination methods and techniques to analyze and address highly complex projects and issues. Accepting applications from January 20, 2022 to December 31, 2002. Click for eligibility information to apply!

US Intelligence Community Internships

Information about qualifications and application periods for internships in the US Intelligence Community is available on each agency’s website.


2022 Homeland Security Professional Opportunities 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) launched the competition for graduate and undergraduate students across the United States to participate in the 2022 Homeland Security Professional Opportunities for the Student Workforce to Experience Research (HS-POWER) program.

The DHS HS-POWER program, administered by the S&T Office of University Programs, offers internships for students majoring in homeland security-related sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. These opportunities allow students to gain quality research experiences at DHS components, federal research facilities, and other HS-STEM focused entities nationwide, while at the same time providing networking opportunities with DHS professionals. Participants conduct research in DHS mission-relevant research areas at federal research facilities or at DHS components conducting research and/or product delivery.

Appointments are for 10-week periods during the summer of 2022 and students receive a competitive weekly stipend. Additional benefits, such as a housing allowance, are determined by specific project requirements.

The goal of the program is to develop a diverse, educated, and skilled pool of STEM professionals while promoting long-term relationships between students, researchers, DHS personnel, and research facilities for the continued development and diversification the DHS workforce.

Students have until 11:59 p.m. ET on December 31, 2021, to submit their applications. For more information about HS-POWER, and to apply, visit DHS HS-POWER 2022.


Tuesday, December 7 

The OU Center for Intelligence and National Security – 

an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence – is hosting a virtual National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Recruitment Event on Zoom from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Central Time on Tuesday, December 7.  The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency responsible for providing timely, relevant, and accurate analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess, and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities .in support of national security objectives including the readiness of U.S. military forces, humanitarian efforts such as tracking floods and fires, peacekeeping activities, and public events. During the one-hour session (1) a Campus Recruiter for NGA’s Talent Acquisition Center will provide an overview of NGA, benefits, job opportunities, demo of the job site and provide application tips for students to gain a better understanding of applying for a job within the Intelligence Community.; (2) an NGA staff member will present on their office and work role; and (3) students will have time for Q&A. To register for this event sponsored by The OU Center for Intelligence and National Security click on the link [insert link here]. 

Register in advance for this recruiting event with National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency:

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) NDSEG Fellowship Program was established in 1989 by direction of Congress and sponsored by the Army, Navy and Air Force. The program serves as a means of increasing the number of United States (U.S.) citizens trained in S&E disciplines of military importance. Since its inception, nearly 4400 fellowships have been awarded. This year DoD plans to award between 150-350 three-year graduate fellowships. For more information visit (


US Digital Corps Fellowship

The U.S. Digital Corps is a new two‑year fellowship to launch your career at the intersection of technology and public service. The U.S. Digital Corps is an early‑career technology opportunity for recent graduates from qualifying associates, undergraduate, and graduate degree programs, as well as reskilling and other certificate programs. U.S. Digital Corps brings on Fellows in five broad skill tracks: software engineering, data science and analytics, product management, design, and cybersecurity. Candidates must meet all eligibility requirements. For more information see [].


Science, Mathematics, and research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-For-Service Program 

Application deadline: December 1 

SMART Scholarship offers students pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. in STEM fields an opportunity to receive a full scholarship, stipend, internships and guaranteed employment. ‌ ‌ 

The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program is now accepting applications. SMART offers students pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields an opportunity to receive a full scholarship and guaranteed civilian employment with the Department of Defense upon degree completion. SMART offers students the chance to pursue their passion in STEM while supporting the mission of the Department of Defense. Eligibility Requirements: U.S. Citizen, 18 years of age or older, Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. in one of the 21 STEM fields. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense [].


United Dynamics - Engineering Internship Available 

United Dynamics supports DOD and Emerging Markets through Engineering, Manufacturing, and MRO solutions. Engineering internship responsibilities include: 

· Assist in reverse engineering and product design 

· Will work with engineering team to provide support to MRO, Machine Shop, and New Assembly 

· Learn Aerospace and Defense industry 

· Strong focus on professional development 

· Complete real-world engineering projects that will affect the company 

· Involved in process improvement projects across the company 

· Other duties as assigned 

Job Requirements: 

Education and Training: Current student seeking Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in any Engineering Field 

Technical Requirements: Current student seeking Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in any Engineering Field 

Requires a willingness to work outside of normal business hours to meet deadlines, if necessary. Must be able to communicate in the English Language. 

To apply send Resume to: and


Undergraduate Research Assistantship Available 

The Data Institute for Societal Challenges (DISC) has an opening for a Data Science Research Assistant

Work Schedule:                                                         - 

10 hours/week (Flexible with student’s schedule) 

Perform data science research in the biomedical areas 

Promote data science among OU undergraduate students 

Required Education:                                                 

Must be currently enrolled as a student at the University of Oklahoma as a junior or higher   standing; hiring contingent upon verification of current student status. 

Required skills: 

Proficiency in computer programming and software engineering; Solid background in statistics and math; Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 

Optional preferred skills: 

Biomedical informatics; Machine learning, Natural language processing; Web development 

Email Yessenia Torres for additional information.        LOOK UP EMAIL & ADD


Undergraduate Lab Assistantship Available 

The Data Institute for Societal Challenges (DISC) and DaLI (Debiasing and Lay Informatics) Lab 

Work Schedule:                                                      

10 hours/week (Flexible with student’s schedule) 

Assistant will assist the DISC and DaLI Lab team in the following duties: 

Assists in analyzing the data and managing the data 

Help coordinate the data collection 

Other duties as assigned 

Required Education:                                         

Must be currently enrolled as a student at OU as a sophomore or higher standing; hiring contingent upon verification of current student status; must attach Fall 2021 class schedule. 


Proficient in Python and other programming; Intermediate skills in NLP, GIS, and ML; Strong communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to collaborate with others as well as work independently; Attention to detail; Highly motivated with a strong work ethic; experience in programming work is preferred.       LOOK UP EMAIL & ADD

Email Yessenia Torres for additional information. 


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Series 

September 13, 2:00pm (Part 1) and September 15, 2:00pm (Part 2) 

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is a prestigious fellowship that provides multi-year funding to graduate students in STEM programs. In part 1 of the series, Dr. Georgia Kosmopoulou, associate dean for research in the College of Arts and Sciences, will hold an information session via Zoom to provide an overview of the program and the process, and answer questions. 


Session 1 meeting information: 

Attend via Zoom; no registration required. 

Meeting ID: 944 4154 8831 

Passcode: 75375425 

In part 2 of the series, a panel of OU faculty who have served as reviewers in the NSF GRFP program will provide insights and answer questions via Zoom. The panelists will provide insight into what makes an application stand out, what to avoid, and more. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Rama Kothapalli, director of the Four-Year Research Engagement (FYRE) program. 

Session 2 meeting information:

Attend via Zoom; no registration required. 

Meeting ID: 977 2065 3823 

Passcode: 02576264 


Fall 2021 “CIA Days”

Thursday, September16 & Friday, September 17 

Opportunity to meet with CIA managers and the Southwest Regional recruiter from the Directorate of Analysis and the Directorate for Operations for information sessions and one-on-one interviews to explore internships and career opportunities. Contact the OU Center for Intelligence and National Secuirty for addtional details.



World Institute for Nuclear Security International Best Practice Guide on Advancing Gender Parity in Nuclear Security. 

Funded by the Government of the Kingdom of Norway, this International Best Practice Guide focuses on providing organizations with actionable steps to promote security by design at the onset.


DIA 2021 College Spring Day 

April 22, 2021 

Save the date for DIA 2021 College Spring Day on April 22, 2021, from 10:00AM – 2:00PM Central (11:00AM - 3:00PM EDT).  This will be a live virtual event to include, a "Day in the Life" at DIA featuring Career Development Officers speaking on each of DIA’s 10 career fields, a variety of videos about the DIA mission and history, and information about internships and DIA's application process.


Fall 2021 Paid Internship Opportunity with I-CCEW

Applications Due April 2 

I-CCEW is Oklahoma’s largest innovation consultancy. I-CCEW accelerates growth through innovation consulting, training, and leadership development. We work with start-ups, researchers, and entrepreneurs to launch their ideas forward. We offer internships for students of all degree programs and years as: Consulting Associates;  Agile Product Designers; Software Developers; and Energy Development Analysts.  If any of these tracks sound interesting to you and you want to learn more contact


NSF Data Analysis and Statistics Summer 2021 Internships 

Deadline: March 31 3:00 pm CST (4:00 pm EST) 

The National Science Foundation (NSF), National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) provides policy makers and the public high-quality information on the science and engineering enterprise. This internship is for participants in a wide variety of fields including, but not limited to: Business Management, Communications and Graphic Design, Computer Sciences, Economics, Marketing, Mathematics and Statistics, and Survey Methodology.

For more information see

Zintellect - Climb Higher

Connect with ORISE...on the GO! Download the new ORISE GO mobile app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to help you stay engaged, connected, and informed during your ORISE experience and beyond!. The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) — part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) — is the world’s premier source for data and information on the ...


2021 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL Computing Virtual Internship Program 

Application Deadline Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Pathways to Computing Virtual Internship Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a virtual 10-week summer program that provides undergraduate students with learning opportunities in computer science, computational science, and mathematics. Students will be mentored by ORNL research and technical staff and will be able to make contributions to projects in diverse domains, including computer science, health data science, and climate science. In addition, students will gain valuable skills needed for a successful career in computing fields. Selected interns will have access to ORNL’s leadership-class facilities, including Summit, the world’s second most powerful supercomputer. Sponsored by ORNL [Pathways to Computing Virtual Internship Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)].


FBI Oklahoma City Field Office Virtual Diversity Agent Recruitment Event 

March 25, 2021 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM Central Time 

The FBI Oklahoma City Field Office is hosting a virtual Diversity Agent Recruitment Event to attract qualified candidates for the special agent position. The event seeks to encourage members of underrepresented communities – especially women and minorities – to consider becoming FBI special agents.

Pre-registration is required at htts:// or by going to, finding “search jobs” and typing in DAR OKC.


Discover Your IC Career Path with INSA 365

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) and the Intelligence and National Security Foundation (INSF) created a short, informative video aimed at students who are preparing to take the first steps in their career journey. A TV news-styled video, titled INSA365, provides an inside look into how intelligence and national security professionals got their start in supporting the private sector. At the end, stick around for an interview focused on turning an internship into a full-time job offer. Even kickstart your career—the video's landing page allows you to submit contact information directly to the recruiting team at General Dynamics Information Technology!

To access the video sponsored by INSA and INSF []

INSA – Intelligence and National Security Alliance

The show that gives you an inside look at how the U.S. Intelligence and National Security Communities are serving the mission 365 days of the year Please Register Below to View This Video Learn mor…

OU Undergraduate Research Day

Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10; Applications due March 4

Call for Proposals 
What is URD? 

  • Undergraduate Research Day is an annual event for undergraduate students to present their research and creative works. Areas of study include biological sciences, business, engineering, fine arts, humanities, physical sciences, and social sciences. Prose and poetry submissions and other forms of creative activity are also welcome.
  • Participants will give a 12-14 minute presentation. These presentations will be done via Zoom.
  • All sessions will include two judges and all presenters are eligible for cash prizes. 

Who can participate?

  • All undergraduate students at OU are eligible. You do not need to be a member of the Honors College to participate. 
  • Students who have received Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program grants are required to present before they graduate. 

How to apply: 

  • Applications are submitted online and are due Wednesday March 4th, 2021. After the applications are reviewed, the Honors College will notify presenters of the panel and presentation time.
  • The application is available online for undergraduate research day.  Learn more about Undergraduate Research Day. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Jeff Cooper.



NDIA Women In Defense Scholarships 

Application deadline: Friday, March 12 2021 

Through the WID Scholarship Program, Women In Defense encourages women to pursue careers supporting U.S. national security with a focus on defense or foreign policy. Eligible women may submit applications for funding to assist them in pursuing education on the path to a career in defense or national security. Applications must be submitted no later than March 12, 2021. Contact Ann Webster at if you have any questions. [For more information and to apply visit]. 


Department of Defense, X-Force Fellowship Summer 2021 Opportunities 

Signups end on 1 February 2021 

The U.S. Department of Defense X-Force program is now accepting applications for technologists and entrepreneurs to serve their country by solving real-world national security problems in collaboration with the U.S. military. Participants must be U.S. citizens. Interested individuals may apply now through the extended deadline of February 1, 2021. Undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates are eligible to apply for the X-Force Fellowship. Top applicants must have demonstrated technical or entrepreneurial experience or expertise. Evidence of past self-directed work is strongly preferred. The full-time X-Force Fellows will be paid a stipend of around $2,500 per month and have a small budget for travel, materials, and other expenses related to the delivery of a product to their sponsor.

The part-time X-Force Fellows are unpaid. [U.S. Department of Defense X-Force program application ].


  Internship Opportunities With Intelligence Community Agencies

The Intelligence Community has a variety of internship opportunities available for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year. Application deadlines vary by IC agency. [For more information opportunity see IC Internship Opportunities].


University of Pennsylvania 2021 NSF Summer Research for Undergraduates Engineering Research Opportunity

Application Deadline Monday, February 1, 2021: The Center for Sensor Technologies at the University of Pennsylvania is offering Summer Fellowships with a $6,000 stipend, free housing, and partial travel support for Undergraduate Students ending their freshman, sophomore, or junior year of college in engineering or science from June 1 to August 6, 2021. The fellowships are funded by the National Science Foundation’s REU Program. An opportunity to work on an interesting interdisciplinary topic with mentorship from a Penn faculty member and a graduate student. Applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania [Apply].



Naval STEM and Naval Horizons Opportunities 

Deadline: January 15 at 11:00AM CST (12:00 pm EST)

Naval Horizons is a video series designed to introduce STEM college students to cutting-edge science and technology topics that impact the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Participants are invited to watch the video series, select one topic and share ideas on the current state of the art and a futurist vision of the Navy and/or Marine Corps in the year 2040. Participants also have the option to submit a statement of interest that will be used to connect them with one of our many Department of Navy scientists and engineers to learn more. Submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis and the first 3,000 submissions to meet the evaluation criteria will be awarded a stipend. 


  • Must be community college, undergraduate, or graduate students 
  • Must be Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors 
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited college/university 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  •  Must be at least 18 to apply to this program

For more info, visit


U. S. Army Civilian Career Professional Development (ACPD) Apprentice Program

The U. S. Army Civilian Intelligence Program is hiring IC CAE graduates ONLY for 10 Army Career Professional Development (ACPD) Apprentice Program positions available in 2021. This is a two-year paid full-time apprentice program.  At the end of the two years, you will then be an employee of the organization which selected you.  You can apply if you are one of the following: 

 IC CAE Student who has graduated after May 2019 

  • IC CAE Student who will be graduating this fall (December 2020 or January 2021) 

Available Positions: 

  • Security Specialist GG-0080-07 Target GG-0080-11, Redstone Arsenal, AL (x2) 
  • Intelligence Specialist GG-0132-07 Target GG-0132-11, Redstone Arsenal, AL 
  • Security Specialist GG-0080-07 Target GG-0080-11, Fort Sill, OK 
  • Intelligence Specialist GG-0132-07 Target GG-0132-11, Fort Belvoir, VA 
  • Security Specialist GG-0080-07 Target GG-0080-11, Fort Belvoir, VA (x3) 
  • Intelligence Specialist GG-0132-07 Target GG-0132-11, Fort Gordon, GA 
  • Security Specialist GG-0080-07 Target GG-0080-11, Fort Belvoir, VA 


Applicants will send their packets to our email inbox: with a subject line of "Army Civilian Development Program Intern Package". The packet includes a flier outlining the available positions, an applicant checklist where the applicant choses which position (or all) he or she is interested in, and a SF 181 Ethnicity and Race Identification form.  Each applicant must submit his or her applicant checklist, resume and transcripts. These are not optional.

[For required apprentice package.pdf]


Virtasant, Inc. “Future Leaders in Technology Scholarship”

Deadline Thursday, December 31:  Virtasant, Inc. is offering $2,500 “Future Leaders in Technology Scholarships” for college or university students completing a degree in computer science, electrical engineering or data science. Applicants must belong to an underrepresented group which includes Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Native American, LGBTQA, and Women to be considered for this scholarship.

[For more information see Future Leaders in Technology Scholarships]


  Unique Virtual Internship Opportunity with the U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State is looking for 8-10 students for a virtual internship lasting 10-12 weeks.  The selected interns will work with the Office of Opinion Research in the Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR/OPN) supporting the research team with understanding how foreign media operates in either Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, or Senegal; identifying examples of stories written or produced by foreign actors; developing study instruments such as focus group discussion guides, interview guides, and survey questions; and making recommendations for study design and pre-analysis plans. The intern will have the opportunity to engage with and present their work to stakeholders at the Department of State as well as the broader intelligence community. INR/OPN will work with the selected candidate to structure the internship according to the candidate’s areas of interest and the project’s goals.  Interested students should contact DoS directly at Meredith Houck ( Students should provide a resume and cover letter.

[For more information about this DoS opportunity see DoS Internship Opportunity]


  2021 U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Laboratory Summer Internship

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) at the William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport is offering paid summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, you may receive a Housing Allowance, if your permanent address is at least 50 miles from the hosting facility. Summer internships typically occur between May and September. Exact start dates will be determined at the time of selection.

For additional information about the TSL, [Visit:]. 


  • U.S. citizen and you must have or be eligible to obtain and maintain a security clearance for the duration of your appointment. 
  • At least 18 years of age by 5/1/2021. 
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a U.S. accredited college or university during the 2021 spring term. 
  • Have medical insurance during your time at the laboratory. 
  • Able to commit to onsite, full-time participation for 10 consecutive weeks.


For more information and to apply, [ Visit:  2021 U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Laboratory Summer Internships]  


Sigma Xi 2021 Student Research Showcase 

Abstract Submission Opens December 1 for the 2021 Student Research Showcase, Sigma Xi's online science communication competition. The eighth annual online competition will challenge high school through graduate school students to create a website containing a slideshow, video, and abstract about their research. Abstract submission deadline is on March 26, 2021 at 9:59pm CT (US). [See Sigma Xi web site for details


  Spring 2021 Individual Campus Recognition Awards

                          Closing deadline is Monday, February 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm CT

NORMAN CAMPUS:                                                                                                                                           Norman campus students may apply for individual campus awards (recognition only - not scholarships) via the CASH web page or

OUHSC students may apply for individual campus awards (recognition only – not scholarships) via the separate links for the following awards:
The Regent’s Award for Outstanding Juniors
Campus Life Award (Juniors and Seniors)
Letzeiser Honor List (Seniors)


Fulbright US Student Program 

The Fulbright US Student Program sponsored by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs offers more than 1,100 grants annually for fellowships in all fields of study to graduating seniors, graduate students, and young professionals to spend an academic year abroad in more than 140 countries. Program participants pursue graduate or professional study, advanced research, or English teaching in elementary and secondary schools or universities. In any application cycle, eligible applicants may apply for only ONE type of Fulbright award and to ONE country. 


NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) administered by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory offers engineering graduate students 12-month paid hands-on experience in nuclear security and nonproliferation; career development, professional networking, and specialized training events; and extensive interaction and collaboration with leading national security technology and policy experts. 


FBI Honors Internship and Collegiate Hiring Initiative

10-week, paid internship for college undergraduate and graduate students open to a wide range of academic areas. 


DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis Internship Program

The Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) offers undergraduate and graduate students internships to prepare for careers as intelligence professionals. 


NASA Internships Application Pathways

NASA internship opportunities for the Spring 2021 time frame. 


Evaluating Analytic Reasoning: Training & Research -  YOU CAN ACCESS THIS TRAINING FOR FREE HERE

Interested in sharpening your analytic reasoning skills? This free online training covers:

  • The fundamental concepts of reasoning evaluation 
  • How to identify common flaws in intelligence work 
  • How to apply the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s tradecraft standards 

The training concludes with a challenge: identifying reasoning flaws in a set of fictional analytic products (reports and briefings). Your responses will form part of The University of Melbourne’s Hunt Lab for Intelligence Research study research project funded by the US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity evaluating different methods of assessing reasoning quality. 


Spring Individual Campus Recognition Award

Due:11:59pm Monday Feb. 1

Norman campus students may apply for individual campus awards (recognition only - not scholarships) via the CASH web page or

DOE Scholars Program Accepting Applications 

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations. Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and recent graduates during the internship with limited funding for travel expenses 


  • U.S. citizen 
  • undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas. 

Deadline: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted by January 4, 2021 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time