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Our Mission Support Interns will have an impact.


  1. For those individuals who successfully complete the internship requirements a member of the Lint Center will serve as a mentor for one year.
  2. Mentors are highly regarded individuals who have practitioner oriented experience and who are current and/or former members of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Lint Center Mentors are individuals with expertise and experience in a broad array of our country’s intelligence agencies including the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security,  US State Department, and various other organizations including  the Department of Defense.
  3. Interns with a specific focus or interest area will receive a mentor whose background is best suited for their needs

Presidential Service Award Nomination:

  1. In his 2002 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush issued a challenge to all Americans to make time to help their neighbors, communities, and Nation through service. He created the USA Freedom Corps to help all Americans answer his call to service and help foster a culture of service, citizenship, and responsibility.
  2. Upon successful completion of the Lint Center internship and with the approval of the Center’s Executive Board, outstanding interns may be nominated for the Presidential Service Award. If nominees receive a service award, interns will receive 1) An official President’s Volunteer Service Award lapel pin; 2) A personalized certificate of achievement; 3) A congratulatory letter from the President of the United States; 4) A letter from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, 5) A personal letter of recommendation from the Lint Center for future employers.


The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Public Affairs Office, is seeking highly-motivated candidates for summer internships. The Lint Center Public Affairs Office provides a wide range of communication services for the Lint Center and serves as the primary liaison between the Lint Center and the news media as well as the general public. The office promotes enhanced public awareness about the Center, its mission as a non-profit, its scholarship recipients, and its think tank efforts promoting the innovative ideas and counterintuitive solutions of contributing writers addressing existing counterintelligence, defense policy, and national security issues.

The Lint Center’s Public Affairs Office is seeking interns for positions as Public Affairs and Digital Media Interns who are creative, technologically proficient, and task oriented. The internship is unpaid but can be completed via tele-Networking or virtual communications. In turn, interns are not required to relocate and bare the financial burden of temporary dislocation. However, interns are expected to have access to the Internet and must be committed to assisting the Lint Center. (Suggested summer commitment: 100 hours for Undergraduate students and 200-300 hours for Graduate students).

Public Affairs Intern Responsibilities: A Public Affairs Intern maintains and develops messaging materials, builds relationships with media and news outlets, and establishes working relationships with 3rd tier media platforms including relevant blogs. Public Affairs Interns participate in strategic and tactical planning and maintain a substantial input in lead generation, messaging strategy, and overall tactical public outreach.

  1. Proactively develop relationships with external audiences (media, third-party constituencies, etc.) to convey the Lint Center’s message
  2. Work with media on story development
  3. Write and distribute basic materials, including news releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, bios, newsletters, and pitch letters
  4. Support the identification of targeted media outlets and beat reporters to develop a comprehensive media contact base
  5. Respond to standard media inquiries
  6. Research, identify, and develop strategic partnerships on behalf of the Lint Center with academic institutions, scholarship distributors, and relevant military and civilian constituencies to expand the Center’s reach
  7. Serve as the Lint Center’s primary point of contact for grant writing and grant submission opportunities. Duties include: grant research, proposal drafts, establishing contacts with foundation and other funding sources, and developing a database of funders

Skill Requirement:

  1. Good oral and written communication skills
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills
  3. Ability to work as a member of a team
  4. Ability to generate ideas and think creatively
  5. Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  6. Ability to facilitate organization of project details 

Digital Media Intern Responsibilities: The Digital Media Intern assists with the development of designs and layouts for the Center’s Web site, content management, and Web portal modernization.

Technical Skill Requirement:

  1. Knowledge and proficiency in HTML, DreamWeaver and SharePoint Design 2007.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Develop, recommend, and implement visual designs and layouts for Web pages, branding, and other communications vehicles
  2. Create logos and identity materials
  3. Design e-mail layouts

Skills Required:

  1. Strong organizational skills and ability to work under tight deadlines
  2. Understanding of image optimization, web animation, and Google search optimization
  3. Inspired and enthusiastic attitude
  4. Ability to incorporate stakeholder/user feedback and design critiques
  5. Ability to multitask and self-manage deadlines of competing projects
  6. Understanding of the creative process in a collaborative environment

Please provide your comments, suggestions, and ideas by using the Feedback form at http://www.LintCenter.com/feedback.htm. This form may also be used to start the internship application process or initiate a dialogue with the Center, should you require clarification. Our aim is to provide motivated individuals with a rewarding, enriching experience and to provide Lint Center interns with the basic skill set and practitioner oriented knowledge needed to reach the next step. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly with any questions. We welcome your interest and look forward to hearing from you.

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Mission Statement: “Empower, Enhance, Enable”
The mission of the Lint Center for National Security Studies is to foster and further the educational development and opportunities for the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers.  The Center focuses on empowering individuals, enhancing the study of national security issues, and enabling emerging leaders to be mentored by established current-and-former industry experts.

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a private non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization created to award merit-based scholarships for Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, their children and scholars, and to advance the study of National Security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding.
The Center aims to:

  1. Identify promising individuals and assist in educational pursuits through scholarship initiatives
  2. Provide talented individuals with a meaningful leadership development mentoring program by current-and-former Counterintelligence and National Security Workers
  3. Create a forum for the dissemination and discussion of National Security Studies through the Center’s online Web-portal

All donations and contributions to the Lint Center are allocated solely to the Center’s scholarship funds. All actions and activities by the Lint Center are conducted by unpaid staff and volunteers. The Center is Veteran and minority operated and managed.


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Scholarship Winners
January 2014 July 2014
William White
A member of USNA
Niki K
Jessie W
January 2013 July 2013

Megan Rosenberger

A. Thorpe

Denae Ford

Alana Perez

January 2012 July 2012

Miguel Ibarra

Zach Przystup

Greg Williamson

Michelle Shevin-Coetzee

Joey Kirshy

January 2011 July 2011


Devin Hernandez

Matt Richardson

Sabeena Shaikh

Joshua Basquez

January 2010 July 2010

1LT John Deniston

Jordan Harms

Ms. K, Name Withheld

One Deployed Unnamed

Boris K

Jordan Daniels

Trevor Kennedy


Spring 2009 Fall 2009


Juan Rodrigo T. Ricafort

January 2008 July 2008

Tim Coleman

First Winner

SGT, Jennifer Flory

Joe Linhart

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Scholarship submission dates are twice a year in January and July.
Total Awards Granted 34
Since 2007


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Past Scholarships Awarded:

Special Agent Rick Eaton Scholarship


Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship


Mr. Jack McCoy Scholarship


'Quest for Knowledge' Scholarship: Honoring CPL Christopher J. Coffland


Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship


Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship


Aehee Kim Alliance Building Scholarship


Ben Franklin Scholarship at  Lint Center


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