Intelligence Analysis Career Training

The Intelligence Internship is a full-time internship offered in residence at the Intelligence Analysis Career Training program at Wright State Applied Research Corporation (IACT) in Dayton, Ohio. This internship is designed to provide students with the necessary tools to be successful analysts in the intelligence community. The Intelligence Internship at IACT includes classroom training, research experience and, if eligible, the sponsorship of the student for a top-secret security clearance. A 15-week program is available during Fall and Spring semesters as well as either a 15-week or 10-week program during the Summer.

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A security clearance is a status that is granted to individuals, allowing them access to classified information (or restricted areas) after the completion of a thorough background check. It is an assurance that the person is able (and willing) to protect classified national security information. This can give a candidate a competitive advantage when job searching. 

A security clearance is a valuable benefit. It affords a candidate a level of hiring preference with any government-sector employer (either civilian contractors or governmental agencies) that requires clearance.

Who can participate?

Students from many majors are needed in the intelligence community, for example, majors in math, computer science, natural sciences, psychology, criminal justice, accounting, history/political science, communication studies, foreign languages, philosophy and others.

What is an intelligence analyst?

Intelligence analysts gather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of sources, such as law enforcement databases, surveillance, foreign newspapers and broadcasts, intelligence networks or imageryand data collected by satellite, aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicles. The information may be incomplete, contradictory and vary widely in terms of reliability.

The analyst's role is to identify relationships, expose indicators and filter factual evidence to develop meaningful and useable intelligence assessments. They prepare written and oral assessments to provide policy makers with classified material required to make informed decisions.

Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC)

While participating at the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC), you will participate in a specialized program totaling 30 plus individual courses consisting of 400 contact hours. This coursework counts for 12 semester hours at Ashland University.

  • Introduction to the Intelligence Community (IC) and counterintelligence
  • Analytic skills: Thinking, writing and briefing like an analyst
  • Current Intelligence on world affairs
  • Law and ethics in Intelligence
  • Intelligence Collection Disciplines (INTs)
  • Open Source Intelligence Analysis (OSINT) refers to a broad array of information and sources that are generally available, including information obtained from the media, professional and academic records and public data.
  • Human Intelligence Analysis (HUMINT) is the collection of information from human sources.
  • Signals Intelligence Analysis (SIGINT) refers to electronic transmissions that can be collected by ships, planes, ground sites or satellites.
  • Imagery Intelligence Analysis  (IMINT) refers to photo intelligence or imagery satellites
  • Geospatial Intelligence Analysis (GEOINT) visually depicts imagery and mapping data, collected by satellite, aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicles. 
  • Measurement and Signatures Intelligence Analysis (MASINT) concerns weapons capabilities and industrial activities.
  • Advanced Geospatial Intelligence (AGI) refers to the technical, geospatial and intelligence information derived through interpretation or analysis using advanced processing of all data collected by imagery or imagery-related collection systems.
  • Space and missiles
  • Order of battle analysis
  • Cyber security
  • Analytic software covering link analysis, geospatial analysis and technical analysis tools


  • Eligible for a security clearance (18 years of age, no felony convictions, no recent drug convictions, U.S. citizen).
  • Satisfactory academic standing as a junior or senior.
  • Strong public speaking skills, writing skills, research skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office products are desired.

Application Procedures

Complete and submit the Intelligence Internship at IACT Campus Approval Form early in the semester preceding enrollment in the IACT Internship.

Contact the AU Intelligence Internship at IACT Director Dr. Cindy Moseman (210B CFA) to answer questions or to assist in the application process.