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Founded in 2009, The Chertoff Group brings a highly differentiated approach of delivering security risk management advice based on our unique understanding of the security marketplace. We bring a pragmatic approach grounded in experience as security operators and policy-makers and Chertoff Group clients benefit from our ability to translate security insights into value creation.


General Internship

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Practice Area: Operations
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Term: Full-time - 3-6 Month Term

The Chertoff Group offers paid internships to exceptional undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates in its Washington, D.C. office. Assigned projects will range from physical and cyber security risk management engagements to market research, industry and legislative analysis, due diligence and strategic consulting support. Successful candidates will assist in conducting research, reviewing documents and producing or contributing to necessary deliverables to meet/exceed client needs. Our interns are also instrumental in ensuring the office runs smoothly by providing support with various administrative tasks. Interns will be exceedingly well organized, flexible, possess pronounced verbal and written communications skills, be driven and efficient researchers, should enjoy the challenges of working in a dynamic office, and must demonstrate a high level of professionalism and discretion in handling sensitive business information and client issues. Interns will gain knowledge in the domain of security risk management, international security policy and the application of physical and cyber security technologies. TCG’s general internship program is a distinct opportunity to work closely with and learn from the nation’s leading experts in the security field.

Qualifications & Experience:

• Full-time availability (40 hours/per week, Monday-Friday) over a 3-6 month term
• Degree in (or in pursuit of degree in) Computer Science, Engineering, Homeland Security, International Relations, Political Science, History, Economics, or other relevant field
• Proven interest in or understanding of some combination of:
o Security risk management, including dynamic threat environments, common threat actor tactics, techniques and procedures and vulnerability mitigation
o Physical and cyber security infrastructure and/or IT networks and operations
o U.S. Government intelligence, homeland/national security and defense agencies, programs, budgets and mission areas
o Research methods and how to conduct effective open source intelligence collection and analysis

• Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple projects concurrently, and manage rapidly-changing assignments
• Collaborative, team player who has a proven ability to function within a dynamic, often non-collocated team
• Strong presentation and communications skills, both written and oral
• Strong proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• U.S. citizenship


Research and Analysis

• Coordinate, conduct and synthesize research from multiple sources (such as industry reports, trade publications, news articles and interviews) regarding markets, technologies, budgets, procurement activities, legislation and policy formulation, economic data and other key trends related to intelligence, homeland and national security, security technology and aerospace and defense sectors
• Perform competitive assessments on companies and organizations in the above sectors
• Author weekly briefs on the topics of cybersecurity, aviation, and terrorism, in addition to weekly geopolitical briefs by region for internal firm consumption


• Manage and organize office administrative tasks, including meeting/call scheduling, conference room set-up, and phone call screening
• Serve as first point of contact for all visitors to the office and adhere to necessary security protocols