American College of National Security Leaders


ACTION MEMORANDUM FOR ALL AAS/SW AREA AND REGION COMMANDERS AND PRESIDENTS:  FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION TO ALL MEMBERS

SUBJECT:  (TIGHT SUSPENSE 20 Oct 2017) INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY WITH THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF NATIONAL SECURITY LEADERS

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

 1.  The AAS/SW Executive Management Center is accepting nominations for two Academic Year 2017-2018 internships (one for a student in any field of study and one for a student from in a cyber related field of study) that will allow students to gain valuable experience working with a unique national security focused non-profit called the American College of National Security Leaders (ACNSL). 

2.  The ACNSL is a non-partisan group described as:

The American College of National Security Leaders provides unique and unmatched senior-leader and whole-of-government perspectives on our nation’s most critical national security issues.   Members are retired Career Ambassadors, Generals, Admirals, and Senior Government Officials who served in positions of extraordinary responsibility developing, leading and executing U.S. national security policy.  No other non-profit organization brings together the unmatched experiences, perspectives and lessons learned from decades overseeing U.S. national security challenges including strategic competition, regional crises and operational combat.  The American College of National Security Leaders reflects the non-partisan voice of retired senior government officials who swore to support and defend the constitution...without reservation.  And still do.

The ACNSL is designed to:

Additional information may be found at: https://www.acnsl.net

3.  Work may be accomplished from home anywhere in the United States during the Academic Year.  Candidates should be willing to contribute up to four hours per week.   Students honorably completing this internship will receive a free registration to the AAS/SW National Conclave in New Orleans and letters of appreciation and/or recommendations for future employment from one or more Flag Officers or equivalents, addressed to the student's commander(s) or prospective employer(s).

4.  Candidates must be available from late October 2017 through late March 2018.  This program is open to Silver Wings civilians and all Cadets that are Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors or Graduate Students, including those graduating this year. 

5.  These internships require superior communicative skills and professionalism.  Students will initially report directly to a Navy Rear Admiral (Lower) and Brig Gen Woodward will be involved in the ACNSL throughout these internships.  There are two position available:

Cyber Intern

General Intern
  • Analyze results of initial membership surveys to create rapid reaction teams based on the professional experience and availability of ACNSL membership.  Collaborate directly with members to identify subject matter experts that are available to develop cutting edge products for immediate placement in major media outlets. 
  • Use survey results to identify where greater member expertise is required.  Work directly with the Membership Committee to provide focus areas for recruiting retired Ambassadors, Generals and Admirals.  
  • Use insights gained from assessing the initial member survey and from working directly with members to develop a new follow-on survey.  This survey will be used to solicit inputs on new members to fill focus areas and to support expanding the capability of ACNSL.

6.  SELECTION PROCESS:  the EDs may or may not forward all nomination packages based on the submission and following a phone interview and discussion with the applicable Detachment Commander/AOC and/or reference provided by the candidate.  

 

The following will be used to further evaluate individuals:

MANDATORY: Availability during the academic year beginning in late October and ending in late March. 

MANDATORY: Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher (cyber) or 3.0 or higher (general)

MANDATORY: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student

Candidates will self nominate by sending the following information in an e-mail to mgmt.center@arnold-air.org NOT LATER THAN 20 OCTOBER 2017 at midnight Pacific Time.  The only attachment permitted is the unofficial transcript.  All other information must be in the e-mail body.  Late submissions will not be accepted under any circumstances.  

•       NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS

•       NAME OF COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY, FIELD(S) OF STUDY AND GPA

•       NAME OF SQUADRON OR CHAPTER AND LEADERSHIP POSITIONS HELD, IF ANY

•       NAME, RANK, PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS OF AFFILIATED DETACHMENT COMMANDER OR AOC

•       NAME, TITLE, PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS OF ONE REFERENCE WHO MAY VOUCH FOR ACADEMIC RECORD AND PERSONAL RELIABILITY

•       A STATEMENT PROVIDING THE DATES OF AVAILABILITY DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR

•    A 300 WORD OR LESS SUMMARY DESCRIBING WHY THE CANDIDATE WOULD LIKE TO BE SELECTED FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY

    A COPY OF AN UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT ATTACHED TO THE NOMINATING E-MAIL

7.  This is a highly prestigious internship; candidates will carry the reputation of AAS/SW forward with the ACNSL, an organization that may be a highly significant future strategic partner.  All highly motivated eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. 


SIGNED//DPW//26 SEP 2017