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CSINT Summer Internship

The CSINT summer internship is a competitive learning opportunity offered to American University graduate students aimed at developing professional skills that will enable them to enter or better navigate the workplace. The internship is designed to provide professional and research experience for students with an interest in a variety of research topics, including, but not limited to cybersecurity, autonomy & artificial intelligence, the ethics of new technologies, synthetic biology, extremism, social media, & the future of democracy, digitally-mediated misinformation, disinformation, & malinformation. changing technologies & the future of work, drones (UAVs, RPVs) & other robotics, the future of nuclear weapons, and the history of technology. CSINT provides students with an open, supportive, and collaborative virtual setting where they will have the chance to advance their research and writing skills, publish articles on the CSINT website, support research projects, engage in data entry, work on virtual events, help with social media accounts, and be virtually involved in the production of videos or presentations.  The application process opens toward the end of each spring term and is announced on our social media channels and via our website. Follow CSINT on twitter for updates.

2021 CSINT Summer Interns

Headshot of Nicholas DavisNicholas Davis entered the 2021 Summer Internship program as a graduate student in the Global Governance, Politics, and Security Program, concentrating in global security. A graduate of Oregon State University, his main research areas of interest revolve around issues of misinformation and active measures operations, irregular warfare, and strategic power competition and the evolution of grand strategy in the 21st century. 

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Headshot of Monica DavisMonica Middleton entered the 2021 Summer Internship program as a graduate student in the the Global Governance, Politics, and Security Program. She works as a Teacher’s Assistant for AU and is the Communications Director for the Journal of International Service. Monica has two bachelor’s degrees, one from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, and the second from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu, Japan.

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Government & Politics ·

What is Havana Syndrome?

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Technology ·

Book Review - Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News

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2020 CSINT Summer Intern

Headshot of Reid BarbierReid Barbier entered the 2020 Summer Internship as a graduate student in the School of International Service at American University, working towards his masters degree in the Foreign Policy and National Security program.  

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Security, Technology, Innovation ·

America Besieged: Cyber Strategy in an Age of Vulnerability

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Security, Technology, Innovation ·

The Purpose and Mission of the Space Force

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Technology ·

Book Review - Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution

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A Quick Look at Augmented Reality

Written by: Reid Barbier; Produced by: Jess Regan

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