Summer 2021 Miller Center Pandemic Task Force

Rutgers IC CAE Summer 2021 Research Fellowship Program with the Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience – Pandemic Task Force

The Rutgers Center for Critical Intelligence Studies, a federally designated Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE), has partnered with the Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience to develop virtual research fellowships for students from Rutgers University, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City College of New York, New Jersey City University, and other IC CAE universities.  

Students will provide approximately 15 hours of research assistance per week on a project that will take place remotely for the duration of the fellowship: June 1, 2021-August 18, 2021.


IC CAE Research Fellows must be United States Citizens. In order to participate, students must enroll in a 3-credit course at their respective institutions for the summer 2021 semester. Students from all academic disciplines with a minimum 3.0 GPA are invited to apply.


The application is due on 4/16/2021 and is available HERE.


Program Details

Selected students will serve on a research project team that will work to execute in real time an ongoing strategic assessment of the US response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the federal and state level to identify evidence-based policy decisions that would, if implemented, reverse the current course of the virus.

Academic Credit for Rutgers Students minoring in Critical Intelligence Studies

Selected Rutgers students with a minor in Critical Intelligence Studies may receive academic credit by enrolling in 01:790:484 Research in Critical Intelligence Studies or 01:790:485 Internship in Critical Intelligence Studies. Selected students from other universities/colleges should consult with their own institutions to determine if this fellowship is eligible for academic credit.

About the IC CAE Program

In January 2015, Rutgers University began work on a project awarded from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to enhance the recruitment and retention of a diverse Intelligence Community workforce with capabilities critical to the national security interests of the United States. As a result of this award, Rutgers became an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE), with the goal of developing sustainable national security and intelligence programs to educate and inform a diverse cadre of students. 

About the Miller Center

The Miller Center was established to assist vulnerable communities, particularly communities of faith, to enhance their safety and their standing in society by improving their relationships with law enforcement, with other government agencies, and with other vulnerable communities. The Miller Center seeks to honor, through remembrance, the human capacity to rebuild, even to flourish, after unspeakable horrors.