Building The Next Generation of National Security Professionals


More than two decades ago, a chance conversation led to an opportunity that would open the door for one of our founders to begin a long, successful career in the intelligence and national security.

We believe we can no longer leave our nation’s defense to chance and seek to give the same opportunity to individuals across America.

How NSCLI Works

Career Seekers

Are you passionate or potentially interested in the realms of foreign affairs, intelligence, or security? Let us guide you in discovering the ideal role and equip you for the opportunities that await

Higher Education Institutions

If you're an educational institution like a college, university, trade school, or a fellowship program catering to students with interests in foreign affairs, intelligence, and security fields, we are here to assist.

Trusted by Higher Education Institutions Across The Nation

Helping these great organizations serve their important missions.

Empowering Your
Career Journey

Specialized Consultation and Personalized Strategy Development for Aspiring Professionals Pursuing Careers in International Relations, Intelligence, and National Security.

NSCLI offers an array of relevant and high-quality courses on topics to help propel your career forward.

NSCLI’s team of expert career, leadership and performance coaches to give you the personal support you need.

Apply to join NSCLI’s Community to network with industry experts and access resources, templates and more.

Discover Your Path in Foreign
Affairs and Security

Embark on a journey towards a fulfilling career in foreign affairs, intelligence, and security. Click here to learn more and take the first step with our expert guidance.

What Our Members Say

What Our Members Say

Mike's expertise, industry experience, and easy-going nature makes him incredibly easy to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to work with a coach to navigate their current role or anyone considering a career change."

I enjoyed working with Mike. He listened to my career ideas, frustrations and questions and approached them in a deliberate, practical manner. His feedback on my resume and other documents have helped me better prepare for job searching in the national security space. I would highly recommend Mike's services, especially if you are an early career professional like myself trying to get a foot in the door of the natsec field."or anyone considering a career change."

From job search strategies, to tips on living in D.C., I can say with confidence that Mr. Cassidy has had the biggest impact on my development into a young professional. He is knowledgeable, caring, and funny."

Thank You, NSCLI! Your insight was invaluable. "

Make an Impact: Support Future Leaders

Do you want to help shape the next generation of international affairs, intelligence and security professionals? Donate today to help us reach and prepare new applicants from across America.