Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies
internship is designed to attract 3rd or 4th year college students to the field of civilian defense.
Our objective is to assist in the training and professional development of students seeking careers in international relations, political science, public diplomacy, or national defense. The program does not provide funding but rather is an opportunity to learn about U.S. security assistance and security cooperation programs as well as foreign culture, politics, government, and society.
does not preclude internship periods for academic credit, but that is dependent upon the college/university sponsoring the intern.
During the first month of the program, the intern will be exposed to many different aspects of security cooperation and security assistance planning. They will be mentored and coached by
functional coordinators and instructors in their host directorate. Program scope is broad so interns will have the opportunity to explore and understand U.S. security cooperation and security assistance from a regional perspective. In the second and/or succeeding months, interns may have the opportunity to take on more responsibility and gain further experience through involvement in regional classroom training.