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Protective Intelligence Fellowship
Title:Protective Intelligence Fellowship
Location:Redmond, WA
Experience (Years):N/A
AS Solution/Microsoft Global Security: Protective Intelligence Unit Fellowship Opportunity
About Microsoft Intelligence Unit:
Microsoft Global Security is an internal department dedicated to protecting Microsoft personnel, assets, operations, and reputation around the globe. The Microsoft Center of Intelligence serves this broader mission through providing specific, measurable, actionable, relevant, and timely intelligence products relating to real-time and potential threats. We are headquartered in Redmond, Washington, but have regional offices in Fort Lauderdale, London, and Singapore.  This internship is in Redmond.
About the Protective Intelligence Program:
The Protective Intelligence Unit is nested within the Executive Protection, Events Security, and Intelligence division. The program conducts protective intelligence and threat assessment investigations/analysis of situations and people that may pose a threat.  Threat assessment/protective intelligence is the process of gathering and assessing information about persons/groups who have the interest, motive, intention, and capability of harming people.  This internship includes focus on cyber threat intelligence and cyber research as related to the protective intelligence functions. Specifically, understanding and identifying the fusion opportunities between investigative methodologies and cyber/social media threat identification.
The program offers an opportunity to gain experience in a cutting-edge work environment in the expanding field of private sector intelligence and threat assessment. The Internship Program brings students to work at Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, Washington. 

Role of a Fellow:
We are seeking a talented individual to join our Protective Intelligence/Analyst Fellowship Program.  The successful candidate will be provided threat assessment training and access to resources used in the private sector open-source intelligence environment. 
The fellow will conduct open source research to assist in the investigation and assessment of persons/groups who communicate inappropriately or are a safety concern. The intern will catalog inappropriate communications, update and manipulate investigative databases, conduct periodic reviews of persons of interest, perform data entry, data analysis, and case management responsibilities. 
The fellow will be involved in cyber/social media research. The fellow will be exposed to organizations that provide intelligence and/or cyber threat intelligence and work place violence threat assessment.
Selected candidates will work alongside the Senior Program Manager and Intelligence Analysts. Daily work requirements will focus around fulfilling investigative and cyber research, analytic writing assignments and populating internal knowledge-management databases.

Compensation and Placement:
The fellowship is a paid program. Candidates will be responsible for travel and transportation costs. A minimum commitment of 20 hours each week is required with the potential of 40 hours each week. Fellow's will receive regular feedback and evaluation from staff analysts and leadership to ensure individual success within the program and enhance professional development. While career advancement opportunities may be available, they will depend on need and merit. 
·       Current students pursuing an undergraduate or Graduate degree in Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Psychology, or International
·       GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
·       Strong research and organizational skills
·       Exceptional knowledge and use of social media, forums, blogs, and the cyber domain
·       Ability to produce written and oral reports based on research, correlation, and analysis
·       A general understanding of investigative theory
·       A familiarity with basic computer operations and database management
·       General understanding of statistics, psychology, law enforcement, or corporate security
·       Ability to work well under the demands of time-sensitive and long-term projects and deadlines
·       Minimum commitment of 20 hours per week
·       Experience in computer science, law enforcement, forensic psychology/psychopathology, or intelligence collection and analysis
·       Familiar with threat assessment theory and practice
·       Familiarity with cyber security, scripting
·       Experience with research methods and technical writing
How to Apply:
Applicant submissions should include a resume and cover letter, and if possible a schedule of availability. Transcripts are welcome, but not required. A writing sample will be required of those candidates invited to interview. 
Competitive candidates will be selected for interviews with the Protective Intelligence Senior Program Manager and a regional analyst. Selections are based on a candidate’s academic achievement, relevant area of study, other applicable experiences, and availability.
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