January 30, 2013
Paid Research Positions Summer 2013
Critical Languages Research Analyst Program
Paid Research Positions for Summer 2013
The U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) has unclassified open source analysis units in the Washington, DC area to conduct research related to national security issues. We are looking for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students who can conduct native language research on the internet, apply social science research methods to identify social and political trends, and critically analyze and present information.
Students majoring in the following areas are encouraged to apply: Middle Eastern Studies, Persian Studies, South Asian Studies, Asian Studies, African Studies, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Intelligence Studies, National Security Studies, Economics, Political Economy, Cultural Anthropology, Comparative Sociology, Demography, Defense Studies, Social Psychology, Public Policy, History, Political Islam, Nuclear Engineering/Physics, Computer Science/Engineering, Political Geography, Library Science, Geographic Information Systems and other science and technology fields.
• Fluency in written Arabic, Burmese, Cambodian/Khmer, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Hindi, Japanese, Kurdish, Lao, Mandarin, Pashto, Russian, Somali, Turkish, Turkmen, Urdu, Uzbek, or Vietnamese required. Advanced listening comprehension required.
• Excellent research and oral and written communication skills
• Excellent analytic/critical thinking skills
• Advanced internet proficiency
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a close team environment
• Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
• Strong academic background (3.0 GPA or higher)
• Completion of at least the sophomore year of college by the beginning of summer 2013
• U.S. citizenship required*
*The work performed will involve unclassified research and will not require full security clearance processing. However, each selected individual will undergo some security processing. Final selection for the program is contingent upon the successful completion of the security vetting process. The security vetting process will not equate to eligibility for access to classified information and only allows participation in the Critical Languages Summer Research Analyst Program.
This will be a paid position for a 40 hour work week for a maximum of 10 weeks. The hourly rate will be commensurate with education and experience. There are no benefits other than free parking. Work location is not easily accessible by public transportation.
Email cover letter detailing your interest in the position and your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attach your resume, a writing sample in English (maximum of 5 pages), and the names, telephone numbers and email addresses for two academic references, one of whom must be able to verify your foreign language skills. The successful candidate must pass a written translation test in his or her critical language. Please also provide an unofficial copy of your transcript – a download from your institution’s website is acceptable for initial consideration. Application deadline: March 8, 2012.
NOTE: The U.S. Intelligence Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace.
Posted by ksosnows at January 30, 2013 11:43 AM