What is an IC CAE Scholar?
The Intelligence Community requires a diverse, professionally competitive, and knowledgeable workforce to successfully accomplish its mission. The Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Program was established in 2005 to meet the nation’s demand for a diverse cadre of professionals to carry out America’s national security mission and priorities.
IC CAE Scholars are students with demonstrated academic, professional, and/or research strengths who are interested in a career in the Intelligence Community.
The purpose of this designation is to provide students with:
- A competitive advantage when applying for internships and jobs in the Intelligence Community
- Increased networking and engagement opportunities with Intelligence Community agencies and professionals
- Exclusive events just for IC CAE scholars
Students must meet the following requirements to receive the IC CAE Scholar designation:
- US Citizenship (dual citizens with US Citizenship are eligible)
- Declared major or minor in one of the following areas: Intelligence/National Security, STEM, or language study.
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Completion of the Rutgers CCIS end of semester survey twice per year
- Participation in at least two IC CAE activities. See the list below for qualifying activities
- Student currently enrolled at Rutgers University, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City College of New York, or New Jersey City University
Qualifying activities must have a nexus to intelligence/national security, including but not limited to:
- Academic conferences
- ODNI Summer Seminar
- Professional development activities
- Internship/career hiring events
- Research activities
- Rutgers CCIS events (for a list of past events visit https://intel.rutgers.edu/events/past)
- Simulation exercises
- Speaker series
- Study abroad programs