Job Posting: Source Analyst for U.S. Intelligence Community

The U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) has recently established an unclassified open source analysis unit in the Washington, DC area.


Summer 2009 Research Analyst Positions
Pending Availability of Funding

The U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) has recently established an unclassified open source analysis unit in the Washington, DC area to conduct research related to national security issues and is looking for undergraduate and graduate student summer research analysts 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. Positions are also available for science and technology majors to conduct internet research.

Students majoring in the following areas are encouraged to apply: Middle Eastern Studies, Persian Studies, South Asian Studies, Asian Studies, Russian 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.


• Ability to conduct research in Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Mandarin, Korean, French, Pashtu, Russian, Spanish or Urdu (Level 3 or above proficiency in reading required) or have significant background in science and engineering disciplines, including computer science/engineering
• 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 (3.2 GPA or higher desired)
• Completion of at least sophomore year of college by the beginning of summer 2009
• U.S. citizenship required, however, no security clearance is needed


If funded, this will be a paid position for a 40 hour 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. Facility is not accessible by public transportation.

Email cover letter detailing your interest in the position and your qualifications to Attach your research, a writing sample (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 language skills. Application deadline is April 1, 2009.