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Policy Intern
Company: Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA)
Location: Arlington, VA
Employment Type: Internship
Date Posted: 09/17/2020
Expire Date: 11/17/2020
Job Categories: Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Policy Intern
INSA is often on the lookout for graduate students interested in broadening their knowledge of the intelligence and national security communities. Our interns work closely with our member-driven policy councils, gaining valuable exposure to both contemporary intelligence issues (at the unclassified level) and the key stakeholders pursuing them. With the networking and professional development opportunities afforded them, INSA interns are well positioned to pursue highly sought employment in the public and private sectors.

As a medium-sized nonprofit, INSA relies on teamwork, with staff and interns supporting each other to accomplish the best customer service we can provide for our members. Interns are tasked with a variety of responsibilities. Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

-Assisting staff with planning and execution of events, including registration support and serving as liaison to guest speakers and other key invitees
-Coordination of policy council meetings and conference calls and recording notes of those discussions
-Supporting development of white papers and other policy products, per guidance of the staff and policy council chairs
-Reporting on relevant symposiums and panel discussions hosted by local organizations
-Front desk responsibilities, including greeting guests and answering phones
-Other general administrative tasks as assigned
Qualifications & Requirements
Applicants are not required to have specialized expertise in intelligence or national security, although relevant coursework at the undergraduate or graduate level is a plus. All applicants should be highly motivated and sincere in their desire to pursue a career in intelligence or national security. All applicants must be able to start in January 2021, though preference will be given to graduate students available to start in November or December 2020. Please indicate your start date in your application.

Prerequisites:
-U.S. citizenship required
-Currently enrolled in a Master's program concentrating on foreign policy, national security, public policy, homeland security or intelligence studies
-Have a flexible schedule with occasional evening availability

The ideal candidate would have:
-Ability to commit to at least two consecutive semesters
-Administrative experience and strong customer service skills
-Demonstrable project management or event planning experience
-Strong writing and editing skills and the ability to write for a variety of audiences
-Strong sense of organization and close attention to detail
Contact Information
Contact Name: INSA
Company Name: Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA)
Contact Email: internship@insaonline.org
Website: https://www.insaonline.org/about/in...
Company Description:
The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) is the leading nonpartisan, nonprofit trade association for driving public-private partnerships to advance intelligence and national security priorities. INSA has more than 160 corporate members and enjoys extensive participation from senior leaders within the public, private, and academic sectors. Members include current and former high-ranking intelligence, military and government agency leaders, analysts, and experts from industry and academia. INSA programs and policy councils offer unique professional networking opportunities that foster greater public understanding and appreciation of the work conducted by the intelligence and national security communities and their private sector partners.
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