STRATFOR: In case anyone is interested!

STRATFOR is headquartered in Austin, Texas. In addition, we employ people in geopolitically significant areas around the world.
Analyst Development Program
STRATFOR’s Analyst Development Program is a fundamental part of the company. It is through this program that STRATFOR recruits and hires analysts for its strategic and tactical analysis. It is a substantive, fast-paced and intensive four-month program which vets applicants for potential employment within the various analyst positions at STRATFOR.
Applicants are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and interests, including world affairs, global trade, economics, technological innovation, engineering, military strategy and/or tactical analysis. STRATFOR encourages applicants of diverse educational and professional backgrounds. In addition to U.S. applicants, we are also accepting non-U.S. recruits, especially those who would be interested in continuing their relationship with STRATFOR from their country of residence.
STRATFOR also is looking specifically for tactical analysts — those who are more focused on the nuts and bolts of how things happen, not necessarily why and what next. (For an in-depth description of our philosophy, please read this report: Counterterrorism: Shifting from ‘Who’ to ‘How’)
These individuals are expected to have a broad understanding of how specific systems work — criminal, financial, mechanical, technological (especially in the fields of robotics, cyber-warfare/security and battery/storage technologies), and so forth. Tactical analysts will be expected to become proficient at a number of specific topics through their own and assisted research. They should be detail-oriented and have a mind for forensics. Persons with a practical background in military, law enforcement, medical professions, engineering and finance are encouraged to apply.
The four-month analyst development program is unpaid. Travel and living stipends are available, both for U.S. and international applicants. The recruits will be expected to come to Austin, Texas, for four months and work between 20-40 hours a week, depending on schedule and ability. (International applicants will not be expected to stay in Austin for more than three months due to U.S. business visa restrictions).
Application Process
Basic information:
STRATFOR’s Recruitment and Training Program is offered in three sessions:
Applications for all sessions are open now. Applicants are encouraged to submit their documents as early as possible, as the review process is extensive.
1. Summer — May 10, 2010-Sept. 3, 2010 (application deadline March 12, 2010)
2. Fall — Sept. 7, 2010-Dec . 20, 2010 (application deadline June 9, 2010)
3. Spring – Jan. 10, 2011-May 6, 2011 (application deadline Sept. 8, 2010)
Please note that applications are handled on a first-come, first- served basis.
How to apply:
Please send the following documents to
Cover letter (no more than 500 words explaining why you want to work for STRATFOR and what you specifically can contribute)
Resume (no longer than one page)
Those selected out of the initial pool of applicants will be asked to interview and complete a problem-solving exercise in the second phase of the recruitment process.
Please be prepared to provide documentation proving past experiences and qualifications, as there will be an extensive background check.
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