James Madison University

NEW COLLEGES FORMED A plan to reorganize the College of Integrated Science and Technology into two colleges took effect July 1, 2012. The new colleges are the College of Health and Behavioral Studies and the College of Integrated Science and Engineering.


DEA and James Madison University:
Partnering for a Brighter Future

March 9, 2010

PHOTO: SIgning ceremonyJanuary 27, 2010, marked the beginning of an exciting partnership between James Madison University and the U.S. Intelligence Community.  Anthony Placido, Assistant Administrator and Chief of Intelligence at the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Dr. Sharon Lovell, Interim Dean of James Madison University’s College of Integrated Science and Technology, signed a Cooperative Agreement between the two institutions.  The Agreement includes two major elements: 1) the establishment of an Intelligence Analyst intern program at DEA, specifically for students enrolled in the Information Analysis program at JMU, and 2) mutual support for analytic education and training between the two organizations.  The Information Analysis major is designed for students seeking critical thinking, geo-political, and technological skills to further the capabilities of the U.S. Intelligence Community.  Students chosen to participate in the intern program will spend two consecutive summer semesters at the DEA to fulfill the program requirements.

PHOTO: CakeThe DEA is scheduled to receive the first cohort of students in the summer of 2010.  The intern assignments will include rotations at both a DEA field office and at DEA Headquarters in Arlington, VA.  Between the first and second summers, the interns will be processed for Top Secret clearances, and upon graduation will be well-positioned to gain full-time employment at the DEA.  The benefit of two summers’ worth of work experience prior to a potential job offer is an opportunity not common in many degree programs.