Intelligence & Security Analytics Internship

Job Description:

BAE Systems seeks motivated individuals for its paid summer and fall internship program. The successful candidate will be a naturally inquisitive, self-starter with an interest in intelligence analysis or related national security field, preferably in one or more topics of significant interest to US policymakers and/or warfighters. The Open Source Intelligence Intern will apply area knowledge, subject matter expertise, and/or foreign language skills to review and assess publicly available information including press, social media, virtual worlds, blogs, and other specialized publications. S/he will support pilot projects being conducted in a lab environment designed to allow staff to enhance and develop analytic tradecraft and tools.

BAE Systems is looking for interns currently enrolled in a 4-year academic program (upper class undergraduate) as well as graduate students enrolled in MA and PhD programs. Depending on skills and level of experience, interns will perform a variety of duties, including:

- Conduct research on a variety of intelligence- or security-related topics

- Synthesize and communicate findings

- Apply quantitative analytic methods to big data problem sets

- Develop web harvesting, web crawling, and tailored search techniques.

- Collaborate with colleagues to enhance internal training programs

Job Requirements:

The Open Source Intelligence Intern will work alongside other open source analysts and be privy to internal training events, BAE Systems seminars, and potentially, external conferences. S/he will be assigned a mentor as a resource and ensure academic metrics are met. Candidates may be privy to proprietary information and can be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). - Strong open source research skills (familiarity with building queries, boolean logic, deep web searches, content aggregation tools, geocoding, operation security measures a plus) - Familiarity with social media platforms and analytics - Good communications skills, both written and verbal - Ability to work independently or on a small team - Enrollment in a 4-year accredited university with relevant coursework in political science, national security, international affairs, intelligence studies. - Ability to work full-time in Lorton, VA Applicants must be U.S. citizens eligible for a security clearance.

Familiarity with social media analysis software and tools - Experience and skills applying statistics and data analysis methods - Experience programming and using web harvesting and search tools - Related subject matter expertise - Previous government internships or military background - Foreign language proficiency - Understanding of defense and intelligence communities