The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN)

The NSPC partners with the Department of Defense’s National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) to address real-world national security problems and to provide University of Virginia students practical experience in national security policy. NSIN sponsors a variety of student opportunities, including the X-Force Fellowship and the Technology & National Security Fellowship.

X-Force Fellowship

The X-Force Fellowship is a summer internship program that provides undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates a chance to serve their country by solving real-world national security problems in collaboration with the U.S. military. The Fellowship is a full-time (40 hours per week), paid opportunity open to U.S. citizens at the undergraduate and graduate level. Fellows possess a diverse set of skills ranging from mobile and web app development, data analysis and visualization, hardware prototyping, social media strategy, and technology scouting. Fellows are matched with a problem and military sponsor based on skill set, educational background, and interview feedback. Each problem will have a team of 2-3 fellows with complementary skill sets to ensure the creation of innovative and effective solutions.

For more information or to apply, please visit Please direct any questions to

Technology & National Security Fellowship

The Technology and National Security Fellowship is an opportunity for technologists and entrepreneurs to serve their country by embedding with key decision makers at the top levels of the U.S. Government to help advise on the critical intersection of national security and technology. The Fellowship recruits applicants on an annual basis for a placement, which occurs from August-August. NSIN recruits Fellows with STEM backgrounds and technical expertise to be embedded in the offices of key decision makers at the Department of Defense and on Capitol Hill. Throughout the yearlong program, fellows directly support policy makers and their immediate staff to help provide technical expertise and advice to a variety of critical subject areas. The Technology and National Security Fellowship is open to U.S. citizens with an undergraduate or graduate degree in a STEM or STEAM field. Participants can possess a diverse skill set ranging from software development to policy research.

Interested applicants can apply by visiting For more information or to learn how to host a Fellow, contact