Security Clearance Benefits

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. Read more


Aaron McKinney
Criminal Justice and History, 2016
ATIC is truly a one of a kind opportunity. I learned more about the inner workings of the intelligence community than I ever thought possible in such a short...Read more

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.

While participating at the IACT, you will participate in a specialized program consisting of 400 hours of instructional time including 200 hours of required coursework, 160 hours of elective courses and at least 40 hours of software labs.  Students will earn 12 semester hours of credit at Ashland University for satisfactorily completing the program. Read More


• 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.

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.