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Sharon Bloomquist <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 7 Jan 2010 08:08:30 -0500
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*National Security Analysis & Intelligence Summer Seminar 2010*


The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) will soon 
launch the application process to select 40 highly motivated *U.S. 
citizen graduate students (and seniors graduating in the 2009/10 
academic year who are applying for graduate school for the following 
academic year) interested in careers in intelligence.* Selectees will 
study and work with analysts and senior officials during a planned 
two-week residential seminar, the 2nd Annual National Security Analysis 
& Intelligence Summer Seminar, NSAISS. The intensive seminar is 
tentatively planned for July 11-23, 2010 in Washington, D.C. to address 
critical national intelligence priorities in U.S. intelligence analysis. 
NSAISS is to include lectures, field trips to agencies and exploration 
of intelligence disciplines, methodologies and substantive topics under 
the direction of Intelligence Community (IC), academia and private 
sector experts. Participants will receive interim Secret level security 
clearances for the duration of the seminar. Those interested in pursuing 
analytic careers will be briefed on opportunities in the IC.

The NSAISS online application is scheduled to be available in January 
2010. Since the application window may fall between academic terms for 
many applicants, it is recommended that students begin to *_prepare 
early_* for the application process by collecting the following required 

Bullet 	*Current transcripts*. (If available, grades earned through the 
end of autumn 2009 would be helpful. Our application will advise 
applicants at colleges that do not furnish official transcripts to 
students how to forward copies directly.)
Bullet 	*Letters of Recommendation.* Two letters of recommendation from 
professors or a university dean are required. At least one MUST attest 
that the applicant is currently studying or has completed a BA, MA, PhD 
or similar degree within the past twelve months.
Bullet 	*Standard Form 86 (SF-86)*. Applicants should start compiling 
extensive information necessary to complete the Standard Form 86 
(SF-86), Questionnaire for National Security Positions, which is on the 
U.S. Office of Personnel Management website: 
and a continuation sheet if needed at 
These links will also be included in the online application form. The 
SF-86 MUST be submitted separately in hard copy by mail to an address 
that will be specified in the online application.
Bullet 	*Current Resume.*
Bullet 	There will also be a short personal statement and other basic 
data requested in the application.

*Notifications:* Finalists, alternates, and non-selected applicants will 
be advised of their status in March 2010 (subject to security 
clearances). NSAISS participants will receive travel expenses, room and 
board, course materials and a $500 stipend.

*NOTE:* NSAISS is not open to federal government employees, contractors 
or currently serving uniformed military and/or activated reservists. 
Students who applied but did not participate in the 2009 Summer NSAISS 
and who are still eligible are encouraged to re-apply for the 2010 program.

The application process will occur in January 2010. Please watch this 
webpage for updates.

Sharon Bloomquist
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of History and Art History
George Mason University
Phone:  (703) 993-1248    Fax:  (703) 993-1251
Hours:  Mon - Thu, 7:30 - 4:00
Department Website: http://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/

Please apply online at: