Student Participants

Student Members

  • Students actively involved in programs at designated Schools of Academic Excellence are eligible for some unique hiring and internship opportunities.
  • Students who wish to enjoy these benefits should register as members of the TISS ICAE. [Students enrolled in the Scholars Program  (currently being phased out) need not reapply].
  • The process is simple – interested students should contact the faculty person in charge of the intelligence and security studies program on their campus, verify their qualifications, and apply for membership.

 Membership Requirements

  • The student must be enrolled in a degree program at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, or University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
  • The student must have a strong foundation in intelligence/security studies.
    • The following students qualify:
      • UNC undergraduates with a declared major in Peace, War, and Defense and a concentration in international security and intelligence.
      • NCSU graduate students pursuing a Masters of International Studies with an intelligence focus.
      • NCCU students pursuing a Security Studies Certificate or a Geospatial Intelligence Certificate.
      • Duke students who are “active” members of American Grand Strategy Program,  and who have completed at least one core intelligence class or two classes which are intelligence related or have an intelligence module. (See under Duke Courses)
      • Students who have completed sufficient coursework/research in intelligence /intelligence related fields and who can demonstrate that to the TISS ICCAE Director.  See list of qualifying courses: List of Courses. Note that this list is not definitive.

Application Process

  • Interested students should reach out to the faculty member responsible for the IC program on his/her own campus:
  • The faculty member, consulting as needed with the TISS ICCAE Director and/ or Project Manager, will determine if the student has met the requirements.
  • A student who meet the requirements will be registered on his/her home campus and may identify himself as a participant in the TISSICCAE program on official documents.


  • We will accept applications for membership at the start of both the fall and the spring semesters.  We will notify new members of their status on the second Friday of September and the third Friday of January .


Feel free to contact the project manager if you have any questions –