While organizations focusing on peace and conflict resolution are generally quite transparent, it can seem unclear on how to go about working in security and intelligence. For students interested in the latter, definitely utilize SU’s Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT), and refer to the sites below for job postings and information on security clearances.
Job listings for all major U.S. government agencies working in intelligence. Not a very comprehensive site, but a great place to start your search.
Information and job listing for positions requiring security clearance.
International Organization Careers
Run by the U.S. Department of State, this is an excellent service with job postings and quality e-mail updates for jobs within international organizations including NATO.
International Stability Operations Association
Professional trade organization for public and private entities working in the security sector.
Peace & Collaborative Development Network
A site for the peaceniks and conflict resolvers out there. Includes a jobs page and many other resources for the community of practice.
The go to source for federal jobs. Not everyone’s favorite site and only relevant for American citizens. Allow up to six months to hear back on a position and longer for security clearances. Cater your resume to match key words in the job advertisement. Many government agencies that work with intelligence have their own systems and do not use USAJobs, but this is not true of all agencies.
MCCD Career Field Guides
- Counterterrorism Intelligence
- International Law
- International Security & Intelligence
- National Security
- Political Risk Analysis
- Peace & Conflict Resolution
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