Those interested in pursuing careers within the intelligence community often need to demonstrate skills such as: research, evaluation and synthesis of information, analysis, identification of knowledge gaps, monitoring trends in data, and interpreting events. Job functional roles within the Intelligence Community include: Intelligence Analysis, Intelligence Collection, Interpreters/Translators, Programmers, Security/Law Enforcement, Public Affairs, and more. Explore the Career Fields categorized by U.S. Intelligence Careers for brief job descriptions, applicable education and experience, as well as sample jobs from individual agencies.
U.S. Intelligence Community
The U.S. Intelligence Community is comprised of seventeen organizations headed by the Director of National Intelligence. These include two independent agencies, eight Department of Defense elements, and seven other departments and agencies. Students who are interested in pursuing a career within the U.S. Intelligence Community are encouraged to review the elements of each of the organizations and the requirements needed to participate in internships or post-graduate positions. This link helps to breakdown the various agencies with links to their separate sites.
Following the terrorists attacks of September 11th, security and intelligence careers have surged as national security needs have increased. National security remains an important element of government work, and counterterrorism intelligence has developed as a specialty area within it. This field involves researching, gathering, producing, analyzing, and evaluating information that government officials and leaders can use in making decisions about the scope and immediacy of terrorism threats. Counterterrorism analysts examine and assess the motivations, plans, structures, and intentions of foreign terrorist groups and their supporters.
Yale College students who receive any amount of financial aid from Yale are eligible to use their Summer Experience Award (SEA) to help with the expenses of an unpaid or underfunded summer experience (less than $1,500). The SEA can be …
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