Help solve real-world national security problems in this U.S. Department of Defense fellowship — apply by Jan. 31

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The X-Force Fellowship is a summer internship program that provides undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates a chance to serve their country by solving real-world national security problems in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense. This fellowship is a 10-week, full-time (40 hours per week) paid opportunity. Student applications for the Summer 2024 cohort open Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2023, and will close at 9:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024.

Fellows will work on mission-focused projects, engage directly with military and national security leaders, and gain perspective on how their skills and experience can impact national security. The X-Force Fellowship is open to students from academic backgrounds including STEM, policy, business and more.

In the past, X-Force Fellows have worked on a wide range of projects including hardware design and prototyping, software development, data analysis and visualization, technology scouting, communications and marketing strategy and policy research. X-Force Fellows are matched with a problem and a DoD project military sponsor based on skill set, educational background and interview feedback. Each X-Force Fellowship team will consist of at least two Fellows with complementary skill sets to ensure the creation of innovative, effective solutions.

National Security Innovation Network, or NSIN, is hosting two web-based Ask Me Anything sessions about the upcoming 2024 NSIN X-Force program.

Check out the official X-Force website for more information. To receive important updates and reminders about NSIN and X-Force, follow NSIN on social media or sign up for NSIN student email alerts. Please direct any questions to [email protected].

Apply by 9:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024.