Contact Person: CIAC Intern Coordinator Mekenah Merrill Contact Phone Number: (720) 245-7192 Contact Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Position Description: Assist with CIAC sponsored events, trainings, analytic efforts, and the creation of various intelligence products. Access and maintain various databases and resources. Maintain situational awareness of emerging threats and operational requirements. Rotate through each CIAC focus area to gain a thorough understanding of the general mission of a Fusion Center before tailoring support efforts to a designated area of interest. Position Requirements: Commitment of a minimum of four hours per week for nine months; enrolled in a Bachelor’s (senior year students) or Master’s program with a focus on Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Cyber Security, or Fire and Emergency Management (nontraditional candidates may be considered on a case-by-case basis); ability to pass a background investigation and polygraph examination; successful completion of required training upon acceptance as an intern Compensation details for this position: unpaid Start/End Date: The CIAC accepts interns on a rolling basis, however, because the background and polygraph process is lengthy, applications received before 31 December 2019, will take preference for the Summer 2020 start date. Hours: minimum of 4 hours a week Location/Address: 690 Kipling Street, Suite 2100, Lakewood, CO 80215 Other Pertinent Information: The CIAC is the Fusion Center for the state of Colorado. Fusion Centers were established after 9/11 to facilitate information sharing between all levels of government and the private sector. We house around 30 analysts and several federal liaisons within our office and provide analytical judgements directly to the Colorado Governor. The CIAC takes an all-threats approach to public safety, analyzing all potential threats to the community members and infrastructure of Colorado. We are comprised of the following Sections:
All-Threats Intelligence Unit: This analyst unit is responsible for the receipt, review, analysis and dissemination of threat and hazard related information and intelligence. This unit focuses on a number of areas. Cyber Actors Terrorism Violent Gangs Human Trafficking Critical Infrastructure Protection Transnational Organized Crime Black Market Marijuana Narcotics Preventing Targeted Violence
Watch Center: The Watch Center provides 24/7 situational awareness for the Colorado Department of Public Safety. Safe2Tell: In 2019 the CIAC began fielding all Safe2Tell tips from students and community members as it relates to concerning behaviors in schools. The Safe2Tell system is an anonymous portal for students, parents, and school staff to report these concerning behaviors to law enforcement and school administration. Auto Theft Intelligence Coordination Center (ATICC): The ATICC provides tactical and strategic analysis to the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority. The CIAC provides a variety of services for our partners, including: Strategic Intelligence Products Mobile Analytics for Special Events Situational Awareness Bulletins Event Threat Checks National Fusion Center Network Contacts Critical Infrastructure Assessments Tactical Intelligence Support for Law Enforcement, including: Law Enforcement Workups, Generating and Distributing Law Enforcement Bulletins, and Requests for Information Community Awareness Training Classified and Specialized Briefs Dissemination of Partner Intelligence Products
Although the CIAC internship is an unpaid opportunity, interns will have the chance to network with agencies from all levels of government and the private sector. Interns will also learn how to write intelligence products to FBI and DHS standards, and be required to utilize structured analytical techniques to produce their own intelligence product by the conclusion of the internship program.