Important Update for CIS Minors!

Summer Session 2024

Rutgers-New Brunswick Summer Session Registration for summer session 2024 is now open. There are several courses that you can take during summer session to satisfy Critical Intelligence Studies minor requirements.

If you need to complete the research or internship requirement (790:484 or 790:485) there are three options during summer 2024:

1. 01:790:484 is a guided independent study. Students write a 20–25-page research paper over the course of the semester; there are assignments every few weeks that will get you to that final goal.

2. Students selected to serve on research project teams may also register for 01:790:484. Applications for these research fellowships are open for the summer 2024 semester and students are accepted on a rolling basis.

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3. 01:790:485 Internship in Critical Intelligence Studies: this course is asynchronous remote. You must complete a minimum of 140 hours at your internship and complete a 6-page paper at the end of the semester. 

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The following courses are available during summer session and will count as a policy elective (or possibly an area studies elective) for the Critical Intelligence Studies Minor:

• 01:790:319 Issues of American Foreign Policy

• 01:790:323 Defense Policy

• 01:790:327 International Political Economy

• 01:790:328 Conflict and Change in the Caribbean

• 01:790:361 International Organizations

Summer Session Registration

Upcoming Events

Delivering Quality Intelligence Products on Controversial Topics

DATE: 02/15/24


LOCATION: Rutgers - New Brunswick

How do you navigate sensitive and controversial topics in a professional setting?

Join Rutgers lecturer Dean Baratta and learn how to deliver quality intelligence products on such topics.

Intelligence analysis often involves work on topics that are emotionally sensitive or politically controversial. Navigating those challenges, both as a professional AND as a human being can be difficult even for seasoned analysts. In this talk we'll discuss some ways to approach these issues in ways that support your mission, maintain credibility and coherence within your team, and allow you to stay emotionally healthy.

(Open to BMCC, CCNY, and NJCU, and Rutgers faculty and students only)

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IC Contractor Panel

DATE: 02/23/24



 Are you interested in working in the field of national security, but aren't sure what your options are?

Speak with Rutgers alumni currently employed as contractors to learn more about the role of contractors in national security, internship and job opportunities, and career paths.

(Open to all current and legacy IC CAE school students)

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Tell Me How This Ends: Structured Analytic Techniques 

NEW DATE: 04/05/24


LOCATION: Rutgers - New Brunswick, specific location TBD

Do you wish you knew how major events like the Russia-Ukraine war would end? Do you find it hard to sift through headlines and understand where a situation is heading? With structured analytic techniques (SAT), you can understand what truly matters in a situation and better understand the possible range of futures that could occur. Take charge of sharpening your understanding with the SAT workshop, where we will look at the current Russia-Ukraine war through the lens of scenario generation and develop indicators that will help us better understand reality.

(Open to BMCC, CCNY, NJCU, and Rutgers students ONLY)

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Internship and Job Opportunities

Summer 2024 IC CAE Research Fellowships

CCIS partners with numerous academic and federal institutions to provide research opportunities for students within the Rutgers Consortium. These opportunities serve to fulfill the research requirement in the CIS minor as well as individual research and professional development interests.

Summer 2024 applications are now open!

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

(Open to Rutgers, BMCC, CCNY, and NJCU students ONLY)

The following programs are accepting applications:

  • Environmental Investigation Agency
  • NC Labs at Rutgers
  • National Intelligence University
  • United States Coast Guard - Sector New York

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Intelligence Specialist

Department of the Army

Duties include:

  • Train in conducting intelligence analysis to provide narrative assessments.

  • Assist in researching intelligence trends based on statistical data.

  • Train in reviewing intelligence data to prepare reports.

  • Assist in the processing of intelligence assignments to support senior Intelligence Specialist.

Application Deadline: 02/21/24

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Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) Program Internships

The VSFS program is an unpaid, unclassified virtual internship for students currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. VSFS Internships will run from late-August 2024/early-September 2024 through May 2025. Depending on the school, VSFS interns may be eligible to earn course credit. In addition to their skills and experiences gained through the internship, VSFS interns may have networking and unclassified, virtual professional development experiences during the course of their internship. 

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Drive Strategic Communications for the Intelligence Community VSFS Internship

This opportunity gives students the chance to do what all of those producers wish they could – tell the IC story from the inside. We are seeking creative, dynamic and forward-thinking individuals to help drive strategic positioning with a wide range of agencies and partners across both government and industry.

Interns will help pave the way in promoting trust between intelligence officers and the public. They will assist talented individuals and national security experts share their authentic voice, handle tough questions and promote the diversity of the IC. Students will prioritize themes and initiatives that drive appropriate messaging to niche audiences.

Deadline: 02/29/24

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Intelligence Diplomacy Unleashed: Counterterrorism Open Source Research VSFS Internship

VSFS Interns will engage in open-source research to help the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) better understand the counterterrorism situation, issues, and priorities within the countries of Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom as well as, international organizations like the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

For each assigned country, VSFS interns will also describe the national intelligence and security apparatus within the country and contextualize the mission(s), responsibility(s), and to the extent possible, capabilities of the country’s services focused on counterterrorism.

Deadline: 02/29/24

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Hume Center Summer Internship Program

Summer 2024

The Virginia Tech Hume Center is pleased to announce the Summer Internship Program for summer 2024! The internship program will allow students to work with researchers in either Blacksburg or Arlington, VA. Interns will perform novel research as a team member on existing projects with real-world stakeholders and use cases. They will receive individual mentorship from experienced, technical researchers while sharing a summer research experience with a diverse cohort of students. Their work will directly contribute to the national security and domestic prosperity of the nation.

Positions will be offered to both undergraduate and graduate students for a 10-week internship (May-July 2024). Interns will be paid hourly at a rate commensurate with location, experience, and academic level.

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NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP)

Summer 2024

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) leads and coordinates New Jersey’s counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and preparedness efforts while building resiliency throughout the State.

Interns will be exposed to all facets of the State homeland security and preparedness mission, interact with senior government officials and various government agencies, receive training and career development opportunities, gain valuable work experience, and conclude their internship with a capstone presentation.


  • Currently be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university or post-graduate program.

  • Have U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residence Status.

  • Undergo a Level 1 Background Investigation.

  • Must be available to participate for the duration of the internship program.

Application Deadline: 03/04/24

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