Public Interest Declassification Board Seeks Fall Graduate Student Intern—Apply by Friday, August 12, 2022

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) is seeking a fall graduate student intern to support the PIDB and staff in promoting improvements in the classification and declassification of national security information across the federal government. The Intern will assist in supporting the PIDB’s public meetings and executive sessions; advancing public communications, including blog content on Transforming Classification; responding to Congressional and Executive Branch inquiries; preparing reports and recommendations to the President; and in conducting historical research.

Established under the Public Interest Declassification Act of 2000, as amended, the PIDB advises the President and other executive branch officials on the systematic, coordinated, and comprehensive identification, collection, review for declassification, and the appropriate release of declassified records and materials of historic value, including records of extraordinary public interest. The bipartisan PIDB includes five members appointed by the President and one each by the Speaker and Minority Leader of the House, as well as the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate. These appointees are U.S. citizens who are preeminent in the fields of history, national security, foreign policy, intelligence policy, social science, law, or archives.

Candidates for the PIDB internship will be graduate students, and should bring a background or interest in history, political science, government, law, national security, or foreign affairs. An active TS/SCI clearance is preferred but not required. Applicants must be United States citizens. Please note that this internship will be: 1.) unpaid; 2.) performed via telework, with the potential for occasional in-person work if the intern is based in Washington, D.C.; and 3.) flexibilities are afforded regarding the weekly hourly time commitment. To apply for the PIDB internship, please submit your letter of interest and resume to PIDB Executive Secretary, Mark A. Bradley c/o Bryan Oklin at by Friday August 12, 2022.

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