Due 5/10: NORAD Policy and International Politics Internship

NORAD Policy and International Politics Internship

NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) is now accepting applications for a CC-exclusive summer internship providing hands-on experience in international politics and policy advising.

The Career Center will provide a $2,500 stipend to the selected candidate. The nine-week NORAD internship will begin on June 5, 2019.

Applications are due by May 10 at the latest, so interested students should act quickly to receive consideration for this time-sensitive opportunity.

NORAD is a combined organization of the United States and Canada that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and protection for Northern America. NORAD headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base in El Paso County, near Colorado Springs, Colorado. The nearby Cheyenne Mountain Complex holds the Alternate Command Center.

About the NORAD and USNORTHCOM Volunteer Student Internship Program (N&NC VSIP)
Part of a larger effort to help cultivate the future generations of Defense and Security practitioners, the NORAD and USNORTHCOM Volunteer Student Internship Program (N&NC VSIP) provides students exposure to NORAD and USNORTHCOM missions and responsibilities, while working alongside current professionals dedicated to the defense of North America.

Participants in N&NC VSIP gain valuable experience related to their education endeavors while working in a joint, interagency and international environment at NORAD and USNORTHCOM.


  • Research means to strengthen N&NC’s support to international partners in the N&NC area of operations by working with existing Private Sector / Nongovernmental Organizations (PS/NGO) partners, while building new partnerships (research opportunity)
  • Through research and collaboration with J95, build a potential support template to develop civil support engagements in Mexico and the Bahamas (research opportunity)
  • Work with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) during Ardent Sentry (AS) Exercise 2019, creating a NVOAD fused document during the exercise (research opportunity)
  • Work with NVOAD partners to create partnerships with NVOAD orgs that have international relief divisions (research opportunity)
  • Work inside N&NC’s Interagency Coordination Center (PS/NGO desk) during AS 2019 Exercise or during actual operations (hands on engagement opportunity)
  • Work with FEMA and DHS private sector offices to support Public-Private Partnership (PPP) events and KLE engagements.  This would include acting as a N&NC action officer for the 9th Annual Building Resiliency through Public Private Partnership Conference (N&NC/DHS & FEMA sponsored event) (engagement opportunity)
  • Provide research re. FEMA’s international division and its relationships with partner countries that could potentially support the USG during a catastrophic event (research opportunity)

Interns will receive a $2,500 stipend from Colorado College. Qualifying students may also receive Department of Defense SECRET clearance. Housing on campus in a possibility for a fee.

To Apply
Email the below documents to Gretchen in the Career Center:

  • A current resume, including anticipated graduation date
  • A cover letter identifying student as an applicant for the Volunteer Student Intern Program. The letter should also contain each student’s career area of interest and expected graduation date
  • Unofficial transcripts clearly showing grades/GPA
  • Send the Educational Institutional Acknowledgment Letter to Matt Edwards, Residential Life and Community Standards Coordinator, for signature, and submit signed letter to Gretchen Wardell

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