Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

  • Policy Analyst Intern (Winter Internship)

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    Policy Analysis
  • Overview

    The candidate is expected to perform work on various National Security topics in support of a range of US Dept. of Defense customers.  The candidate will conduct research in support of analytical projects, develop papers that analyze or recommend positions on issues, and develop and present briefing materials.


    Develop papers and briefing products to include evaluation of media products, potential implications to DoD defense programs, analysis of national policy and strategy docuemnts and options, development of communication products for DoD clients and programs.


    • Must be enrolled in a Masters program in Political Science, International Affairs/Relations, Strategic Studies, or National Security Studies
    • Must be able to quickly digest, integrate, interpret, and effectively communicate large amounts of information
    • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills as well as strong presentation skills
    • Must be capable of breaking down complex issues into simplified problem statements and laying out objective approaches to identify and compare the merits of competing solutions
    • Must be capable of clearly communicating complex ideas in an accessible and understandable way
    • Must provide a writing sample that enables assessment of composition, analysis, and argumentation skills
    • Must be proficient in using Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Must be comfortable working in a fast paced and ambiguous environment


    SPA will:

    • Review resumes NLT 15 November;
    • Interviews will be conducted through 22 November; and 
    • An offer will be extended on or before 27 November 2019.


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