Overview

Volunteer or Intern?

Benefits

Opportunities


Overview

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Public Affairs Office, is seeking highly-motivated volunteers. The Lint Center Public Affairs Office provides a wide range of communication services for the Lint Center and serves as the primary liaison between the Lint Center and the news media as well as the general public. The office promotes enhanced public awareness about the Center, its mission as a non-profit, its scholarship recipients, and its think tank efforts promoting the innovative ideas and counterintuitive solutions of contributing writers addressing existing counterintelligence, defense policy, and national security issues.

Most of these opportunities are totally virtual (volunteer doesn’t have to be on site at the organization). The Lint Center may request a quick telephone interview, a resume review, and/or a short writing sample.
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Volunteer or Intern?

Volunteering and Interning are two sides of the same coin at the Lint Center. An internship is simply a more structured (unpaid) volunteer period with a clearly defined start and end date during which the intern earns college credit. The same Lint Center needs and projects apply to both volunteers and interns. Both volunteers and interns are eligible for the Presidential Service Award. If you would like to view sample internship projects, please visit this link.

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Benefits

  • Mentorship: Volunteers will have the opportunity to interact with Lint Center mentors.
    • Mentors are highly regarded individuals who have practitioner-oriented experience and who are current and/or former members of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Lint Center Mentors are individuals with expertise and experience in a broad array of our country’s intelligence agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. State Department, the Department of Defense, and various other organizations. For more information, please visit our Mentor section.
  • Presidential Service Award Nomination: Volunteers will have the opportunity to earn the Presidential Service Award through completion of service hours.
    • In his 2002 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush issued a challenge to all Americans to make time to help their neighbors, communities, and Nation through service. He created the USA Freedom Corps to help all Americans answer his call to service and help foster a culture of service, citizenship, and responsibility. President Obama has signed a letter of recognition for those qualifying for a presidential service awards.
    • Hours spent on this project may be added toward a nomination for the Presidential Service Award. If nominees receive a service award, volunteers will receive 1) An official President’s Volunteer Service Award lapel pin; 2) A personalized certificate of achievement; 3) A congratulatory letter from the President of the United States; 4) A letter from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, 5) A personal letter of recommendation from the Lint Center for future employers.
    • To sign up, create an account, and track your volunteer service hours, please, visit http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov. To create an account all you need to do is follow the four step easy registration process. You can keep a record of your service update online. The Record of Service Key for Lint Center is CHN-34740.
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Opportunities

See this Powerpoint on how we are building out our volunteer opportunities! This picture shows the  dispersity of LC Volunteer locations. The more green, the more Volunteers in that state.

LC Volunteer Coordinator
Manage the recruitment and retention of volunteers through VolunteerMatch and other outlets.
This position would work with Vice President Dr. Anna Lint and Chief Operations Officer Tim Coleman.

  • Extend LC’s volunteer pool by identifying various venues and platforms to garner volunteers
  • Develop standardized email responses to volunteer inquiries and manage follow-ups
  • Create a tracking mechanism for volunteer interactions and assignment (Google Docs or something of that nature)
  • Monitor volunteer hours and encourage use of Presidential Vol Award program
  • Build a volunteer recognition system with levels

Volunteer Secretary or Administration Officer
This position would work with Chief Operations Officer Dr. Anna Lint, Manager of Volunteer Engagement Mr. Dennis Story, and Director of Communications Tim Coleman.

  • Assist with various projects for managers and directors.
  • Assist Grant Writing Staff with mailing and printing.
  • Assist with volunteer interactions and assignments (Using Google Docs or something of that nature).
  • Monitor volunteer hours and encourage use of Presidential Volunteer Award Program.

LC Blog Review
Looking for leaders to assist.

  • Assist in the review, management, and editing process for blog postings.
  • Assist in the recruitment and retention of contributing bloggers.
  • Create a schedule of contributing bloggers and interact with bloggers.

Public Relations
This position would work with Director of Communications Mr. Tim Coleman.

    • Assist in the development, advancement, and execution of the Center’s mass communications strategy including traditional media as well as social media.
    • Craft and disseminate press releases. Interact with scholarship winners and senior members of the Center to secure approval for public release.
    • Identify venues and target outlets as well as Web-based forums to expand the Center’s news footprint.
    • Manage social media efforts (Twitter and Facebook).
    • Identify and create a list of schools, associations, non-profit groups that can be emailed when announcing LC upcoming scholarship opportunities.
    • Create a media kit.

Mentor Care Officer
The Mentor Care Officer has the unique opportunity to coordinate with the Lint Center pool of senior members of the intelligence community and national security community.

This is an extremely important role in our mission to foster and further the educational development and opportunities for the next generation of America’s Counterintelligence and National Security Workers. Our Mentor Care Officer should not only be passionate about this cause but also have the ability to track and coordinate with other mentors to ensure they are getting a positive experience from their mentee and overall satisfaction from the program.

Grant Writer
We need a leader of Volunteer Grant Writers with ability to start up, manage, and guide the program to success.

Graphic Designer
The Lint Center for National Security Studies needs artwork developed for its Web site and for printed materials. First task will be a Certificate of Appreciation that can be used in Power Point and sent out in PDF format.

Internet Researcher
The Lint Center for National Security Studies, is seeking the support of volunteers to assist in the research for upgrade and regeneration of a webpage used for educating intelligence and security professionals working in National Security.

We would like to have someone review our intelligence and security website that was originally created for deploying and traveling intelligence personnel. We would like you to visit www.S2online.org to find a topic to research. There are over 100 topics to research. This website was started in 1991, and needs all new data links to current links. Some links may work, but we do worry that many will not. Once you find a topic page, please put a list of your new research on a Microsoft Word Document. Design the information on your MS Word Document the same way it should go on the center column of the webpage.

Please keep the format consistent.

Multiple Virtual Internet Projects for Short Term
The Lint Center for National Security Studies, is seeking the support of volunteers to assist with the development as well as expansion of the Center’s online and offline presence. The Lint Center is hoping to find a motivated individuals to assist in monitoring, identifying, and relaying opportunities within the online community to attract additional volunteer support for enhanced community engagement while also informing others of the scholarship opportunities. This will enhance the competitiveness of the scholarship competitions.

Short Term Task (PICK ONE):

      • Build a list of media outlet email addresses.
      • Create a Press Release on our future scholarships.
      • Build a list of school guidance counselors… or avenue to publish our scholarships.
      • Build a list of college newspapers.
      • Newsletter writers.
      • Re-write scholarship descriptions.
      • Re-design scholarship applications.
      • Build an MS Excel Spreedsheet to track scholarship applicants wiith totals added up on 7 pages. (Priority)
      • Build a list of Veteran media outlet email addresses.
      • List locations to advertise new Lint Center Intern Program.

Send your ideas and let’s build a project!

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