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    Interns will serve in DHS Headquarters in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and in the El Paso Intelligence Center.  I&A is responsible for producing and delivering predictive intelligence and analysis to operators and decision-makers at all levels, including the leadership and Components of DHS, the Intelligence Community, and state, local, tribal, territorial and private sector partners.

    I&A is a member of the US Intelligence Community and conducts the full range of intelligence functions, including collection and analysis. I&A focuses on providing our customers and partners with predictive intelligence and analytic products and services that, include but is not limited to the following:

    • enhance customer understanding of, and response to, threats to aviation security;
    • increase operational effectiveness against threats to the security of our borders
    • improve the integrity of cyber networks, and inform operators and decision-makers on effective means to counter violent extremism. 

    This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service.  Veterans Preference does not apply, however, veterans are encouraged to apply.


    Who May Apply:

    • United States Citizens
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    Joining I&A as an intern will allow you to develop and demonstrate expertise in any number of intelligence functions. Our internship program is structured to provide the experience and skills needed to produce able and well-rounded DHS intelligence professionals.

    We are seeking undergraduate and graduate students for two types of paid internship experiences, both of which begin late May/ early June 2017. 

    • Summer Interns participate in a 10-week, full-time (40 hours/week) work experience for one or more summers. The Summer internship is ideal for students who go to school outside of the Washington, DC metro area.
    • Annual Interns work full-time during the summer and usually part-time (12-16 hours/week) throughout the academic year. Annual internships are available only to students attending schools in the Washington, DC metro area.

    Returning interns currently on Leave without Pay (LWOP) will not need to reapply for summer 2017.

    We have a number of different functional areas in which you can intern, based on your interest and education. DHS I&A encourages candidates of all majors to apply.

    Over the course of your internship, you may take part in rotations to understand other I&A functional areas and learn about other DHS and IC elements. Upon graduation, based on performance and organizational needs, there may be an opportunity for interns to convert to full-time employment with DHS/I&A.

    Interns will perform the following duties as part of a developmental program designed to prepare them to assume greater responsibilities in the intelligence profession:

    • Perform increasingly complex assignments designed to provide experience in the principles, concepts, and methodology of intelligence operations work.
    • Provide assistance to higher-graded specialists by performing basic research, compilation, and analysis of a wide range of complex and sensitive information to determine threats to the U.S. interest.
    • Develop data for senior analysts based upon knowledge of current and past intelligence situations and understanding of the significance of the conditions and threats.
    • Assist in presenting findings and recommendations to higher-graded specialists and superiors.

    The starting salary for this position ranges from grades GS-3 to GS-9, depending on education and experience.

    All education requirements must be met by Entrance on Duty (EOD).

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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