The Intelligence and National Security Foundation (INSF) New Scholarship Program

INSF Announces New Scholarship Program for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Awards aim to support NextGen leaders and diversify IC talent pool

The Intelligence and National Security Foundation (INSF)  launched a new scholarship program for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in Intelligence Analysis, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, International Affairs, National Security Studies, Public Policy or a comparable field of study. INSF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to addressing contemporary intelligence and national security challenges.

The Investing in the Future of the IC Workforce Scholarship program will offer four awards of up to $5,000 each to eligible undergraduate and graduate students. Two of these scholarships are specifically for students from underrepresented minority groups while the other two are open to all eligible students who meet the award requirements.

“The INSA Foundation is thrilled to launch this scholarship program to help enrich the pipeline of talent into the Intelligence Community,” said Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg, President of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and the Intelligence and National Security Foundation. “These scholarships are investments in our future. They help ensure undergraduate and graduate students are better positioned to attain their professional goals while also advancing the U.S. national security mission.”

Interested students must complete an application form found on the INSF website, which includes submitting a brief essay and two academic references. Recipients will be selected based on academic standing and their stated commitment to the U.S. national security mission.

The 2021 scholarship application is open at insaonline.org/foundation. Current undergraduate and graduate students in accredited U.S. colleges and universities will have the opportunity to apply until COB on Friday, June 11, 2021.

For those interested in supporting the fund, a donation page has been created. All donations are tax deductible. For more information on the scholarship fund, details on how to apply and more, please visit insaonline.org/foundation.

The Intelligence and National Security Foundation (INSF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing contemporary intelligence and national security challenges, facilitating public discourse on the role and value of intelligence for our nation’s security, and advancing the intelligence field as a career choice.

Unique Job Opportunity!

Please see the link below for details about a unique job opportunity with the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver, CO.

This is the position a current BIC Alumni holds, and it would be a great option for a graduating senior, recent grad, or young professional interested in gaining work experience within the federal judiciary for two years before going to law school.

https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/hr/jobs/judicial-assistant-federal-circuit-judge

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Internship Open

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has now opened its Summer 2022 (yes, for next year!) Internship Program application. You can see the announcement at: https://apply.intelligencecareers.gov/job-description/20210097. Applications for the PAID internship in Springfield, VA (Washington, DC area) or St. Louis, MO are accepted through 30 June.

Please see NGA Student Internship Program FAQs describing the program and its requirements. Students must be enrolled in an academic degree program (undergraduate or graduate school) through at least fall 2022 in order to be eligible. This opportunity is advertised this far in advance since all NGA positions require obtaining a security clearance, and the accompanying in-depth background investigation takes several months.

If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to ask Dr. Eva Baker. You can learn more about NGA’s mission and important work supporting US national security on our websites at: https://www.nga.mil/ and https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/NGA/index.html.

Teaching Job Opportunities

Southern Teachers Agency

Our schools seek teachers with subject-matter expertise who are enthusiastic about working with children and teenagers—what’s important is a gift for connecting with and caring for kids. Certification is typically not required (except in elementary grades and specialty areas).

Southern Teachers has matched great candidates with schools in the South for over a century, taking the time to interview candidates, and know the person, not just the resumé. Our services are free for our candidates!

Apply here: https://southernteachers.com/ 

Wilberforce School (here are the job listings).

Our teachers and staff are gifted, called, and committed to the Wilberforce mission. They model the integration of faith and learning, and affirm the spiritual truths that our students learn at home and at church. At Wilberforce we believe in educating the whole student — mind, body, and soul — to form a vibrant community of learners. Our faculty are also the leaders of our community of learners, modeling our growth mindset philosophy, and inviting our students to join them in a lifelong love of learning.

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