SOSH Summer Internships (AIADs)

Cadets on an AIAD

We in the Conflict and Human Securities Studies (CHSS) Office of the Dept. of Social Sciences administer a variety of international and domestic summer enrichment programs for cadets throughout the Academy. Our CHSS programs place cadets around the developing world to work with NGOs on community development projects. These experiences increase our cadets' cross-cultural competences while also teaching them about human security issues.  Additionally, we provide cadets opportunities to travel OCONUS (outside continental US) to participate in academic courses, perform research, and conduct internships at some of the world's most renowned institutions. We also offer a variety of domestic internship programs that provide our cadets with unique opportunities to expand their institutional knowledge of American politics, national security, and defense economics by working with some of our Nation's most distinguished leaders in these enterprises.

2019 Department of Social Sciences AIADs

About Us

The cadet summer intern program has been sponsored by the Department of Social Sciences since 1967. Starting as an informal, unfunded program largely run by friends of the Department, it has evolved into a regular activity which now uses limited Academy funds. The purpose of the program is to place cadets in various government and service-oriented agencies for one month periods. During this time, cadets are normally assigned a project that they can complete during the period of the internship. This represents a significant opportunity for talented and motivated cadets to apply their academic training to real world issues.
 

Our Purpose 

The purpose of the program is to place cadets in various government and service-oriented agencies for one month periods. During this time, cadets are normally assigned a project that they can complete during the period of the internship. This represents a significant opportunity for talented and motivated cadets to apply their academic training to real world issues. The program exposes cadets to a wider milieu of thought and practice than available at USMA. The intellectual and social exposure to bright, ambitious professionals is a broadening experience that better prepares cadets for their careers as military officers. In addition, the Department of Social Sciences sponsors this program in the belief that this summer program is an invaluable contributor to healthy civil-military relations. The program provides an opportunity for greater mutual understanding of roles in inter-agency operations. All cadets are eligible for Sosh AIADs. Cadets majoring in the Department of Social Sciences are given placement precedence over other cadets. The department manages its AIAD programs in areas that support the AP, IR/CP and Econ majors but a cadet majoring in any stem can request any AIAD.
 

Cadets on the Winant Scholarship AIAD

Our Goals  

  1. Contribute to military professional development by placing cadets in broadening positions requiring flexibility, intellectual prowess, and leadership skills.
  2. Create opportunities for cadets to increase their cross-cultural competency through intense cultural immersion and opportunities to work with non-governmental organizations across the globe.
  3. Create opportunities that provide a "hands-on" work experience that reinforces classroom instruction.
  4. Create unique developmental opportunities that inspire Second and First Class cadets to complete a capstone research project in the Social Sciences.

Find us on our SOSH AIAD Facebook page for photos and updates on our trips!


 

Announcements:

(Currently there are no announcements)

POC Info:

General inquiries: Mrs. Jen Parisi 845-857-8179
American Politics AIAD questions: MAJ Michael Wright 845-938-2342 
Econ/Financial Services AIAD questions: CPT Tom Bazemore 845-938-4015
CTC AIAD questions: Dr. Richard Yon 845-938-3836
Grand Strategy AIAD questions: Dr. Max Margulies 845-938-3497 
Winant Scholar AIAD questions: MAJ John Parker 845-938-3044