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~~ EVENTS ~~

Fullbright Program Info Session

Thursday, Mar. 4 | 4 - 5pm CST | Zoom

Sponsored by the US Dept. of State, the US Fullbright US Student Program offers fellowships abroad for one academic year to graduating college seniors, grad students and young professionals. Program participants pursue graduate or professional study, advanced research h, or English teaching in K-12 schools or universities.

This virtual session is open to all OU students and recent alumni interested in learning more about the program and the application process. Speakers will include ambassadors from the Fulbright US Student Program as well as the OU Fulbright Program Adviser. 

To attend, please register. To learn more about Fulbright, visit fulbrightonline.org.

Insights from NSA Intelligence Analysis

Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 3PM Central (4PM EST) – Curt Z. from Intelligence Analysis and Tim M. from Intelligence Analysis will provide insights into the life/experiences of an Intel Analyst and the education/experiential foundation for setting up one's self for success at the agency. Each with a combined 40+ years of intelligence Community experience will entertain questions at the end of the presentation.

[Hosted by NSA, register https://icag1.recsolu.com/external/events/r5cuGrMHEzxYFuQKyv00xg?utm_campaign=AfterCollege_Spring_77046-2&utm_medium=bitly&utm_source=Email+Blastregister]. 

Capabilities Team at NSA Panel Discussion

Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 3PM Central (4PM EST) – Panel of all female technical experts will discuss the Capabilities Mission at the National Security Agency (NSA) along with opportunities at NSA’s Texas location; how NSA protects information, manages risks, and develops mission capabilities; and available opportunities, the application process, and the security clearance process.

[Hosted by NSA, Register https://icag1.recsolu.com/external/events/fXUiZiER1EX6uq6wpIFFUQ?utm_campaign=AfterCollege_Spring_77046-2&utm_medium=bitly&utm_source=Email+Blast]. 

Student Programs Co-Op Information Session

Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 3PM CENTRAL (4pm EST) – Meet with the Program Managers of NSA's Student Programs to discuss Cooperative Education Program (Co-Op). The presentation will provide details about the Co-Op Program's requirements and benefits, the application process, and the security clearance process.

[Hosted by NSA, register https://icag1.recsolu.com/external/events/pb1asZe-Jl2DPUrwl4rzNg?utm_campaign=AfterCollege_Spring_77046-2&utm_medium=bitly&utm_source=Email+Blast]. 

NSA L!VE Broadening Perspectives: Career Talks with NSA

Thursday, December 3 at 9:30am – 4:00pm CT (US): Career Talks session with National Security Agency leaders in the fields of research and technology to learn more about specific NSA career fields and ways that you can contribute to the agency’s contributions to the national security mission. Sponsored by the National Security Agency [Register here for NSA L!VE Broadening Perspectives: Career Talks with NSA] 

Perils of Complacency: America at a Tipping Point in Science and Engineering

Friday, December 12 at 12:00pm CT (US): Distinguished Research Lecture by Neal F. Lane, Senior Fellow in Science and Technology, Rice University’s Baker Institute and Norman F. Augustine, retired CEO and Chairman of Lockheed Martin who co-chaired an American Academy of Arts & Sciences study committee that wrote "Perils of Complacency: America at a Tipping Point in Science and Engineering" will summarize the study’s findings and recommendations. Sponsored by the University of Oklahoma Vice President for Research and Partnerships. [Register here for Perils of Complacency]

GEOINT Community Forum: The Convergence of Commercial Content with AI/ML to Provide Clarity

Monday, November 16 to Wednesday, November 18, 2020 virtual event from 8:00am to 3:00pm Central Time/9:00am – 4:00pm ET (US): USGIF's GEOINT Community Forum: The Convergence of Commercial Content with AI/ML to Provide Clarity virtual technical workshop. Sponsored by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. [Register here for USFIF's GEOINT Community Forum] 

Privacy in a Pandemic: How Employers, Insurers and Government Actors Collect and Use Your Data.

Monday, October 19: Geospatial Ecosystem Job Fair sponsored by US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. [Register here for Geospatial Ecosystem Job Fair]

Geospatial Ecosystem Job Fair

Firday, October 16, 8:45am to 12:15pm Central Time (US): Privacy in a Pandemic: How Employers, Insurers and Government Actors Collect and Use Your Data. Oklahoma Law Review Symposium sponsored by University of Oklahoma College of Law. [Register here for Privacy in a Pandemic]

Defining Terrorism: IFTRIP Livestream 2020

Tuesday, October 13, Wednesday, October 14 & Thursday, October 15 at 4:45am to 7:15am Central Time (US): Defining Terrorism: IFTRIP Livestream 2020 sponsored by International Forum of Terrorism Risk (Re)Insurance Pools. [Register here for Defining Terrorism]

 

Leadership Perspectives Distinguished Speaker

Tuesday, October 13 at 11:00 am Central Time (US): Leadership Perspectives Distinguished Speaker: General Larry O. Spencer (USAF, Retired).             Zoom ID: 99760021757         Password: 2NxZrD.u 

Sisterhood of Spies

Friday, October 9 at 11:30am Central Time (US): Sisterhood of Spies sponsored by Cipher Brief Academic Incubator. [Register here for Sisterhood of Spies]

CSPS-Hayden Center Distinguished lecture: Andrew McCabe and Michael Morrel

Wednesday, October 7 at 11:00am Central Time (US): CSPS-Hayden Center Distinguished Lecture: Andrew McCabe and Michael Morrel sponsored by Center for Security and Policy Studies and Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy & National Security, George Mason University.  [Register here for CSPS-Hayden Center Distinguished Lecture]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Virtual U.S. Foreign Policy Forum

Thursday, October 1 at 2:00pm CT/ 3:00pm ET: Virtual U.S. Foreign Policy Forum. Juju Chang will moderate a discussion with Reuben E. Brigety II, Richard N. Haass, Jami Miscik, and Frances Fragos Townsend on the foreign policy challenges awaiting the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Sponsored by Council on Foreign Relations. [Register here for Virtual U.S. Foreign Policy Forum]

 

The Spymasters: A Conversation with Chris Whipple

Thursday, November 5 at 6P Central Time: Chris Whipple's first public discussion of his book The Spymasters with former CIA Director, General Michael Hayden. Sponsored by George Mason University’s Hayden Center and moderated by Hayden Center director Larry Pfeiffer. 

[Register her for Spymasters: https://gmu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lnqabDTAQ9S34GaNlBreBQ]

~~ OPPORTUNITES ~~

Discover Your IC Career Path with INSA 365 

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) and the Intelligence and National Security Foundation (INSF) created a short, informative video aimed at students who are preparing to take the first steps in their career journey. A TV news-styled video, titled INSA365, provides an inside look into how intelligence and national security professionals got their start in supporting the private sector. At the end, stick around for an interview focused on turning an internship into a full-time job offer. Even kickstart your career—the video's landing page allows you to submit contact information directly to the recruiting team at General Dynamics Information Technology!

To access the video sponsored by INSA and INSF [tvworldwide.live/insa-page/]

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OU Undergraduate Research Day

Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10; Applications due March 4

Call for Proposals 
What is URD? 

  • Undergraduate Research Day is an annual event for undergraduate students to present their research and creative works. Areas of study include biological sciences, business, engineering, fine arts, humanities, physical sciences, and social sciences. Prose and poetry submissions and other forms of creative activity are also welcome.
  • Participants will give a 12-14 minute presentation. These presentations will be done via Zoom.
  • All sessions will include two judges and all presenters are eligible for cash prizes. 

Who can participate?

  • All undergraduate students at OU are eligible. You do not need to be a member of the Honors College to participate. 
  • Students who have received Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program grants are required to present before they graduate. 

How to apply: 

  • Applications are submitted online and are due Wednesday March 4th, 2021. After the applications are reviewed, the Honors College will notify presenters of the panel and presentation time.
  • The application is available online for undergraduate research day.  Learn more about Undergraduate Research Day. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Jeff Cooper.

 

NDIA Women In Defense Scholarships 

Application deadline: Friday, March 12 2021 

Through the WID Scholarship Program, Women In Defense encourages women to pursue careers supporting U.S. national security with a focus on defense or foreign policy. Eligible women may submit applications for funding to assist them in pursuing education on the path to a career in defense or national security. Applications must be submitted no later than March 12, 2021. Contact Ann Webster at awebster@NDIA.org if you have any questions. [For more information and to apply visit https://www.womenindefense.net/widscholar/apply-for-scholarship]. 

 

Department of Defense, X-Force Fellowship Summer 2021 Opportunities 

Signups end on 1 February 2021 

The U.S. Department of Defense X-Force program is now accepting applications for technologists and entrepreneurs to serve their country by solving real-world national security problems in collaboration with the U.S. military. Participants must be U.S. citizens. Interested individuals may apply now through the extended deadline of February 1, 2021. Undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates are eligible to apply for the X-Force Fellowship. Top applicants must have demonstrated technical or entrepreneurial experience or expertise. Evidence of past self-directed work is strongly preferred. The full-time X-Force Fellows will be paid a stipend of around $2,500 per month and have a small budget for travel, materials, and other expenses related to the delivery of a product to their sponsor.

The part-time X-Force Fellows are unpaid. [U.S. Department of Defense X-Force program application www.nsin.us/x-force/ ].

 

  Internship Opportunities With Intelligence Community Agencies

The Intelligence Community has a variety of internship opportunities available for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year. Application deadlines vary by IC agency. [For more information opportunity see IC Internship Opportunities].

 

Naval STEM and Naval Horizons Opportunities 

Deadline: January 15 at 11:00AM CST (12:00 pm EST)

Naval Horizons is a video series designed to introduce STEM college students to cutting-edge science and technology topics that impact the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Participants are invited to watch the video series, select one topic and share ideas on the current state of the art and a futurist vision of the Navy and/or Marine Corps in the year 2040. Participants also have the option to submit a statement of interest that will be used to connect them with one of our many Department of Navy scientists and engineers to learn more. Submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis and the first 3,000 submissions to meet the evaluation criteria will be awarded a stipend. 

Eligibility:

  • Must be community college, undergraduate, or graduate students 
  • Must be Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors 
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited college/university 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  •  Must be at least 18 to apply to this program

For more info, visit https://www.onr.navy.mil/en/Education-Outreach/naval-horizons.

 

NSF Data Analysis and Statistics Summer 2021 Internships 

Deadline: March 31 3:00 pm CST (4:00 pm EST) 

The National Science Foundation (NSF), National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) provides policy makers and the public high-quality information on the science and engineering enterprise. This internship is for participants in a wide variety of fields including, but not limited to: Business Management, Communications and Graphic Design, Computer Sciences, Economics, Marketing, Mathematics and Statistics, and Survey Methodology.

For more information see  https://zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NSF-NCSES-Summer-2021

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University of Pennsylvania 2021 NSF Summer Research for Undergraduates Engineering Research Opportunity

Application Deadline Monday, February 1, 2021: The Center for Sensor Technologies at the University of Pennsylvania is offering Summer Fellowships with a $6,000 stipend, free housing, and partial travel support for Undergraduate Students ending their freshman, sophomore, or junior year of college in engineering or science from June 1 to August 6, 2021. The fellowships are funded by the National Science Foundation’s REU Program. An opportunity to work on an interesting interdisciplinary topic with mentorship from a Penn faculty member and a graduate student. Applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania [Apply https://sunfest.seas.upenn.edu/apply-online/].

 

 

U. S. Army Civilian Career Professional Development (ACPD) Apprentice Program

The U. S. Army Civilian Intelligence Program is hiring IC CAE graduates ONLY for 10 Army Career Professional Development (ACPD) Apprentice Program positions available in 2021. This is a two-year paid full-time apprentice program.  At the end of the two years, you will then be an employee of the organization which selected you.  You can apply if you are one of the following: 

 IC CAE Student who has graduated after May 2019 

  • IC CAE Student who will be graduating this fall (December 2020 or January 2021) 

Available Positions: 

  • Security Specialist GG-0080-07 Target GG-0080-11, Redstone Arsenal, AL (x2) 
  • Intelligence Specialist GG-0132-07 Target GG-0132-11, Redstone Arsenal, AL 
  • Security Specialist GG-0080-07 Target GG-0080-11, Fort Sill, OK 
  • Intelligence Specialist GG-0132-07 Target GG-0132-11, Fort Belvoir, VA 
  • Security Specialist GG-0080-07 Target GG-0080-11, Fort Belvoir, VA (x3) 
  • Intelligence Specialist GG-0132-07 Target GG-0132-11, Fort Gordon, GA 
  • Security Specialist GG-0080-07 Target GG-0080-11, Fort Belvoir, VA 

 

Applicants will send their packets to our email inbox: usarmy.pentagon.hqda-dcs-g-2.mbx.career-program-35@mail.mil with a subject line of "Army Civilian Development Program Intern Package". The packet includes a flier outlining the available positions, an applicant checklist where the applicant choses which position (or all) he or she is interested in, and a SF 181 Ethnicity and Race Identification form.  Each applicant must submit his or her applicant checklist, resume and transcripts. These are not optional.

[For required apprentice package.pdf]

 

Virtasant, Inc. “Future Leaders in Technology Scholarship”

Deadline Thursday, December 31:  Virtasant, Inc. is offering $2,500 “Future Leaders in Technology Scholarships” for college or university students completing a degree in computer science, electrical engineering or data science. Applicants must belong to an underrepresented group which includes Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Native American, LGBTQA, and Women to be considered for this scholarship.

[For more information see Future Leaders in Technology Scholarshipshttps://www.helptostudy.com/future-leaders-in-technology-scholarships/?ref=av]

 

                     Unique Virtual Internship Opportunity with the U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State is looking for 8-10 students for a virtual internship lasting 10-12 weeks.  The selected interns will work with the Office of Opinion Research in the Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR/OPN) supporting the research team with understanding how foreign media operates in either Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, or Senegal; identifying examples of stories written or produced by foreign actors; developing study instruments such as focus group discussion guides, interview guides, and survey questions; and making recommendations for study design and pre-analysis plans. The intern will have the opportunity to engage with and present their work to stakeholders at the Department of State as well as the broader intelligence community. INR/OPN will work with the selected candidate to structure the internship according to the candidate’s areas of interest and the project’s goals.  Interested students should contact DoS directly at Meredith Houck (houckml@state.gov). Students should provide a resume and cover letter.

[For more information about this DoS opportunity see DoS Internship Opportunity]

 

      2021 U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Laboratory Summer Internships 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) at the William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport is offering paid summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, you may receive a Housing Allowance, if your permanent address is at least 50 miles from the hosting facility. Summer internships typically occur between May and September. Exact start dates will be determined at the time of selection.

For additional information about the TSL, [Visit: https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/transportationsecurity-laboratory]. 

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen and you must have or be eligible to obtain and maintain a security clearance for the duration of your appointment. 
  • At least 18 years of age by 5/1/2021. 
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a U.S. accredited college or university during the 2021 spring term. 
  • Have medical insurance during your time at the laboratory. 
  • Able to commit to onsite, full-time participation for 10 consecutive weeks.

 

For more information and to apply, [ Visit:  2021 U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Laboratory Summer Internships]  

 

 

Sigma Xi 2021 Student Research Showcase 

Abstract Submission Opens December 1 for the 2021 Student Research Showcase, Sigma Xi's online science communication competition. The eighth annual online competition will challenge high school through graduate school students to create a website containing a slideshow, video, and abstract about their research. Abstract submission deadline is on March 26, 2021 at 9:59pm CT (US). [See Sigma Xi web site for details https://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings-events/student-research-showcase

 

                              Spring 2021 Individual Campus Recognition Awards

                          Closing deadline is Monday, February 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm CT

NORMAN CAMPUS:                                                                                                                                           Norman campus students may apply for individual campus awards (recognition only - not scholarships) via the CASH web page or https://www.ou.edu/sfc/cash.


OU HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER:
OUHSC students may apply for individual campus awards (recognition only – not scholarships) via the separate links for the following awards:
The Regent’s Award for Outstanding Juniors
Campus Life Award (Juniors and Seniors)
Letzeiser Honor List (Seniors)

 

Fulbright US Student Program 

The Fulbright US Student Program sponsored by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs offers more than 1,100 grants annually for fellowships in all fields of study to graduating seniors, graduate students, and young professionals to spend an academic year abroad in more than 140 countries. Program participants pursue graduate or professional study, advanced research, or English teaching in elementary and secondary schools or universities. In any application cycle, eligible applicants may apply for only ONE type of Fulbright award and to ONE country. 

For more information see https://us.fulbrightonline.org

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) administered by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory offers engineering graduate students 12-month paid hands-on experience in nuclear security and nonproliferation; career development, professional networking, and specialized training events; and extensive interaction and collaboration with leading national security technology and policy experts. 

FBI Honors Internship and Collegiate Hiring Initiative

10-week, paid internship for college undergraduate and graduate students open to a wide range of academic areas. 

DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis Internship Program

The Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) offers undergraduate and graduate students internships to prepare for careers as intelligence professionals. 

NASA Internships Application Pathways

NASA internship opportunities for the Spring 2021 time frame. 

Evaluating Analytic Reasoning: Training & Research -  YOU CAN ACCESS THIS TRAINING FOR FREE HERE

Interested in sharpening your analytic reasoning skills? This free online training covers:

  • The fundamental concepts of reasoning evaluation 
  • How to identify common flaws in intelligence work 
  • How to apply the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s tradecraft standards 

The training concludes with a challenge: identifying reasoning flaws in a set of fictional analytic products (reports and briefings). Your responses will form part of The University of Melbourne’s Hunt Lab for Intelligence Research study research project funded by the US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity evaluating different methods of assessing reasoning quality.  

DOE Scholars Program Accepting Applications 

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations. Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and recent graduates during the internship with limited funding for travel expenses 

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen 
  • undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas. 

Deadline: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted by January 4, 2021 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-Scholars-2021

Spring Individual Campus Recognition Award

Due:11:59pm Monday Feb. 1

NORMAN CAMPUS:
Norman campus students may apply for individual campus awards (recognition only - not scholarships) via the CASH web page or https://www.ou.edu/sfc/cash.