Internships can be a key to obtaining any successful career- and the fields of intelligence and national security are no exception. However, often these are unpaid which can prevent many from taking advantage of them. The IC CAE will again be offering an Internship Support Award for those taking on internships in intelligence and national security. Awards will support students doing unpaid internships or who may need assistance with transportation or other costs. Due to COVID, we will also be considering support for those doing virtual internships directly with the intelligence community.
Awards are expected to be up to $3,000 and will be awarded competitively to undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in these areas and have a financial need. The scholarship is open to many different fields and courses of study, but the student’s intended internship and duties there should enhance their knowledge and skills in areas that are clearly related to a future career in intelligence and national security. For a list of degrees and skills that are in critical need for the intelligence community please visit: www.intelligencecareers.gov/
Eligible for this award are:
- Unpaid federal or state government internships related to intelligence and national security (ie Federal or State agencies, relevant committees, etc.)
- Unpaid internships by non-profit entities engaged in work related to intelligence and national security.
- Paid internships similar to the above in high-cost areas (based on financial need)
- Virtual internships with the intelligence community.
Applications for the ICCAE Internship Support Stipend are currently being accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. The application period will end on March 15th, 2024 for applications applying to the Summer Internship period.
Internship Support Award
|Requirements:||Applicants must provide to ICCAE@ucf.edu:|
|Be a current degree-seeking undergraduate student at UCF, Seminole State, or Daytona State||A 2023-2024 Internship Support Award Application|
|Show that they are engaging in course work that is relevant to a future career in intelligence or national security||A resume or CV|
|Be a U.S. citizen||A letter of recommendation from UCF or state college faculty member|
|If awarded, be able to show proof of acceptance into internship program||A list of internships you have applied to
OR an internship you have been accepted to,
with an explanation as to how each applies to your future goals in intelligence and
|Internships eligible for this award are:||Eligible Expenses:|
|Unpaid federal or state government internships related to intelligence and national security|
(ie federal or state agencies, relevant committees, etc.)
|Rent, travel costs to internship location, incidental living expenses|
|Unpaid internships by non-profit entities engaged in work related to intelligence and national|
|Paid internships similar to above in high-cost areas (based on financial need)|
|Virtual internships with the intelligence community.|