Intelligence Research Specialist

US Customs and Border ProtectionSterling, VA
Unpaid Internship

8 months ago


"Job Title"

Intelligence Analyst

"Job Location"

United States

"Job Overview"

This position is responsible for providing Customs and Border Protection and Intelligence Enterprise (IE) with intelligence products to support strategic, operational, and tactical decision-making related to border security threats. As an Intelligence Analyst, you will analyze and evaluate information and intelligence critical to CBP's workforce. This impactful role starts at a salary of $112,015.00 (GS-13, Step 1) to $145,617.00 (GS-13, Step 10) with potential for promotion to $145,617.00 (GS-13 Step 10).


  • Starting salary: $112,015.00 (GS-13, Step 1)
  • Maximum salary: $145,617.00 (GS-13, Step 10)
  • Promotional potential: $145,617.00 (GS-13 Step 10)


  • Reviewing and analyzing CBP border encounters based on understanding of terrorist travel trends and normal passenger flows.
  • Reviewing, researching, and analyzing matches to targeting programs from various sources.
  • Representing the organization in coordinating issues with law enforcement and intelligence community partners.
  • Collecting and analyzing intelligence data from various sources to develop trends, patterns, profiles, estimates, and studies.
  • Preparing preliminary and finished intelligence products and disseminating them to appropriate officials.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Must have primary U.S. residency for at least three of the last five years.
  • Must pass a background investigation.
  • CBP follows the DHS
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  • Statistics17%

  • Mathematics9%

  • Economics8%

  • Management Science4%

  • Computer Science3%

  • 188 other majors56%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • J.P. Morgan
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Amazon
  • Google
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Sterling, VA | $5,379/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,303

  • Miscellaneous$983

  • Food$499

  • Utilities$302

  • Transportation$292


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