Florida International University was one of the first four universities in the nation designated as a United States Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence, a program funded by the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Through the ICCAE program, FIU established the ICCAE Intelligence Fellowship, which aims to increase the diversity of the U.S. Intelligence Workforce.
Led by the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, the ICCAE Intelligence Fellowship provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to prepare for a future in any of the 17 agencies of the U.S. Intelligence Community through coursework, research, and mentorship.
Joining the Intelligence Fellowship at FIU provides students with various advantages and benefits:
- Fast track pathway to a career in the intelligence community
- Certificates in National Security Studies or Cybersecurity Intelligence & Information Policy
- National security and intelligence-related interdisciplinary courses
- Intelligence community-related internships, scholarships, and access to ICCAE exclusive hiring events
- Professional development workshops and training seminars
- Career placement assistance
- Mentorship from former and current intelligence professionals
- Networking opportunities with IC recruiters and hiring managers
- Membership in a cohort of students committed to public service
Click here for our Intelligence Fellowship Frequently Asked Questions.
“This is my first appearance at a university [FIU]...The reason I’m here is that there is talent here. I’m interested in bringing that into the IC [Intelligence Community].”
—Honorable Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence
The Director of National Intelligence visited FIU in September 2021 as her first college visit. Honorable Avril Haines spoke on the need for diversity in the Intelligence Community workforce.
Read more about her visit here and in her 2021 highlights.
Attend workshops on resume writing, interviewing, networking; meet hiring managers and agency representatives in Washington, DC.
Build your portfolio by performing compelling research on a specific functional and geographic area.
Receive guidance from mentors who have served or currently serve in the U.S. Intelligence community and private industry leaders in cybersecurity while building friendships and professional relationships with other Intelligence fellows.