IC CAE Scholar

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
  • Internships
  • 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

Application Closed.