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Career Resources

If you're a KU student interested in living abroad, or working in an internationally oriented career, there are lots of resources to help you plan. Here are a few good places to start:

  • Sign up for a free account with My World Abroad. This website has numerous resources for planning an international career, starting as early as your freshman year. Includes resources for exploring career options, finding jobs, polishing your resume, and planning to go abroad.
  • Check out resources available from the KU Career Center. The Center has a wide range of services for students, including online resources and in-person help by appointment. Whether you're in your first year at KU, or are about to graduate, the Career Center has resources that can help you with career planning.
  • Find out about internship opportunities with this helpful list from the KU Center for Global and International Studies. These listings include both international experiences, and opportunities to work on international issues close to home.
  • Careers in Intelligence:
    1. Gifted and Talented Language ProgramThe National Security Agency's (NSA) Gifted and Talented (G&T) Language Program is only open to high school seniors.
    2. Security and Counterintelligence Summer Internship Program: This program Brings college students into the Security and Counterintelligence (S&CI) world for internships during the summer(s) between their sophomore and senior year. 
    3. Internship/Co-op Program - Intelligence Analyst: As an Intelligence Analyst Intern for the CIA, you will work on teams alongside our full-time analysts, studying and evaluating information from all available sources—classified and unclassified—and then analyzing it to provide timely and objective assessments to customers such as the President, National Security Council, and other US policymakers. Liberal arts majors research, analyze, write, and brief on international political, military, economic, and leadership developments. Engineering, science students, or those in other technical programs, analyze and provide written and oral assessments on challenging national security issues—including foreign weapons development, weapons proliferation, cyber warfare, and emerging technologies—and apply their scientific and technical knowledge to solve complex intelligence problems. In addition to your analytic responsibilities, you will become familiar with the Agency and Intelligence Community.
    4. Office of Intelligence and Analysis Internship Program: The Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Internship Program is for current degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students looking to begin an exciting career in homeland security and intelligence. I&A offers internships in the functional areas of Intelligence Analysis, Intelligence Operations, Mission Readiness, Information Technology, and Data Science. The I&A Internship Program is designed to provide the experience and skills needed to produce capable and well-rounded Homeland Security intelligence professionals. I&A internships are located in Washington, D.C.
    5. Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) Internship Program: Interns contribute to many key elements of the ONI organization. Interns with political science and other liberal arts backgrounds might assist our analysts in the cycle of information collection, analysis and dissemination. Students in the fields of science and engineering might use state-of-the-art lab equipment to study foreign weapons systems, while those with expertise in information technology directly support our networking operations.

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