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The Intelligence Community - Centers for Academic Excellence (IC-CAE) Intelligence Fellowship at FIU’s Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy is a one-year workforce development program. The IC-CAE Fellowship fuses Worlds-Ahead academics with mentorship, research experience, and professional development in order to strengthen student competitiveness and improve prospective employment within the U.S. intelligence community (IC) and leading-edge private sector employers.


Professional Development

You will get to attend workshops aimed at learning and enhancing job-seeking skills like resume writing, interviewing, networking, branding for success, and much more. You will also have the opportunity to meet and brief hiring managers and agency representatives in Washington, DC.



Uniquely receive guidance from mentors who have served or currently serve in the U.S. Intelligence community and private industry leaders in cybersecurity. You will meet face-to-face routinely to develop both writing and briefing skills while learning about intelligence community/private sector culture and intelligence analysis.


Connect with professionals from a multitude of intelligence agencies and private sector industries while building friendships and professional relationships with other Intelligence fellows.

This program is made up of two tracks: both similar in their mission with different academic sub-requirements and mentorship guidance.
  • Intelligence Analysis Track

    ISS 3130: Fundamentals of National Security
    ISS 3214: Fundamentals of Globalization

    ISS 4385: Effective Governmental Communication
    ISS 4364: Introduction to Structured Analytic Methods

    ISS 3222: Special Topics in Foreign Policy
    ISS 4930: Topics in Globalization: Ethics & Intelligence

  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Track

    ISS 3130: Fundamentals of National Security
    ISS 3653: Foundations of Global Cybersecurity Policy

    ISS 3613: Issues in Global Cyber Security Policy: Cyber Threat Intelligence
    ISS 4364: Introduction to Structured Analytic Methods

    ISS 4651: Topics in Global Cybersecurity Policy: Cyber Threat Intelligence
    ISS 4385: Effective Governmental Communication.

  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must have 40 completed university credits (Intelligence Analysis Track) or 30 university credits (Cyber Threat Intelligence Track) before the start of the program
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen
    • Must have a strong desire to work within the intelligence community
  • Application Requirements
    • Intelligence Fellowship Application Form
    • Resume
    • Personal Statement indicating why applicant should be considered for the Intelligence Fellowship program (500 words max).
      • Please specify your interest in national security studies, research, and/or interest in employment with the US Intelligence Community
    • One Letter of Recommendation sent via email directly from the recommender to Aldo Fonseca at

    Program eligibility does not guarantee selection for the interview panel. Students selected for the interview panel will be based on an initial evaluation of a completed application.

    All applicants will be evaluated by JGI staff and mentors. Qualified candidates will be invited to a panel interview. If selected for the program, applicants will be notified via email with a formal acceptance letter.

    For questions and additional information please contact (305) 348-3474 or email Aldo Fonseca at