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National Security and Defense

The following organizations recently hosted W&M interns:

Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies
CHDS has an active and ongoing Internship Program. We accept applications on a continuous basis. The program affords individuals valuable experience working on defense and security issues affecting the Americas. CHDS Interns work side by side with world renowned Faculty and Professional Staff on a multitude of important international security policy issues. Interns will have the opportunity to work in a multicultural environment on the campus of the National Defense University. 

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Central Intelligence Agency
The Central Intelligence Agency was created in 1947 with the signing of the National Security Act by President Truman. The National Security Act charged the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) with coordinating the nation's intelligence activities and correlating, evaluating and disseminating intelligence which affects national security.

Department of Defense

Department of Homeland Security
The new department's first priority is to protect the nation against further terrorist attacks. Component agencies will analyze threats and intelligence, guard our borders and airports, protect our critical infrastructure, and coordinate the response of our nation for future emergencies.

Department of Justice    (Student Internship Narrative)
To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

National Security Agency
The National Security Agency is the Nation's cryptologic organization. It coordinates, directs, and performs highly specialized activities to protect U.S. information systems and produce foreign intelligence information. A high technology organization, NSA is on the frontiers of communications and data processing. It is also one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research within the Government.