Pat Roberts Intelligence Scholars Program – (PRISP)
The Pat Roberts Intelligence Scholars Program (PRISP)* is demand-driven and complements the hiring requirements of the Directorate of Intelligence (DI). Eligible candidates are student interns who have served at least one internship in a DI office or center, have expressed interest in converting to full-time staff, and have management’s concurrence for the conversion. PRISP provides a monetary incentive to facilitate the immediate hiring of eligible candidates with needed specialties as follows:
- Area expertise in China, Middle East, South Asia, Korea, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Russia, the Caucasus, Africa, and Latin America; or
- Coursework in counterterrorism, Islamic Studies, physical sciences (physics, biology, chemistry, microbiology), engineering (aerospace, chemical, bio-medical, electrical, mechanical, nuclear, structural), applied mathematics, computer engineering, computer science, cyber security, political science, and economics; or
- Expertise or academic training in national security, international affairs, political science, analytic methodology, financial security, international banking, international finance, or international organizations; and/or
- Language training or proficiency desirable (and adds a significant competitive edge), particularly in Chinese, Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Dari, Turkish, Korean, or a Central Asian or Caucasian language such as Georgian, Turkmen, Tajik, or Uzbek.
- Complete all academic requirements and graduate from college (bachelor or graduate programs).
- Candidates must successfully complete all medical and security requirements for conversion from student to staff status.
- Candidates must enter on duty (EOD) into the DI as full-time staff employees no later than 30 September.
- Candidates accepting this stipend must sign a Continuing Service Agreement, which is a commitment to remain in the DI for 18 months after entering on duty. The 18-month service agreement begins on their full-time staff EOD date.
Amount of Stipend:
- These stipends are typically at least $10,000, depending upon the amount of funding available and the number of DI candidates in the selection pool. A PRISP stipend is not guaranteed.
*Eligible candidates for this program are selected from the Directorate of Intelligence student intern population; no external applications accepted.
An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.