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Frequently Asked Questions

What is AIP? 

Simply put, the Academic Incubator Program (AIP) is a partnership between academic programs and The Cipher Brief dedicated to bolstering national security by investing in the education of future leaders. 

How do I join AIP?

Great question! Fill out the enrollment form and find a professor or university staff member to act as your sponsor and point of contact. 

How do I get published? 

All AIP submissions must first be edited by their respective university sponsor, then sent to Madison Lockett (mlockett@thecipherbrief.com) for further review and consideration. 

Is there a student discount for TCB subscriptions? 

As part of our commitment to accessible, quality education, The Cipher Brief provides free subscriptions to all interns and students in the Academic Incubator Program. We do not provide discounts on regular subscriptions. 

What is the compensation for TCB internships? 

The Cipher Brief provides free subscriptions to all eligible interns and students in the Academic Incubator Program, as part of our commitment to accessible, quality education. We do not provide discounts on regular subscriptions.

Will I have an expert as a mentor? 

We do not formally pair our students with a mentor. We do promote student questions and engagement at virtual events with our experts and share mentoring advice. 

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