Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Academy

Expand your career horizons in law enforcement, intelligence, military, and business analysis through our interactive summer camp. You'll dive into the technical understanding of sharing important information in a world of cyber attacks and

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Open Source INTelligence (OSINT) Academy for High School Students

Want to gain impressive skills in gathering vital information that you can apply to a career in law, cybersecurity, government, business, and much more? Our OSINT Academy is an exciting summer program that empowers you to forge your future in a quickly expanding field of study.


Sunday, July 14, 2024 until Saturday, July 20, 2024

Open Source INTelligence (OSINT) Academy is a week-long summer program at ĻӰ's campus in Northfield, Vermont

Who can apply?
Rising Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024* 

*Applications will continue to be reviewed after March 31 until the academy is full. We encourage you to apply early. A limited number of scholarships are available!

Cost: $1,500 ($300 Deposit Required) *Limited $1200 Scholarships Available. Apply via the Registration page.

Program Includes: Housing, Food, Instruction, Supplies, and Activities.

What is OSINT Academy?

ĻӰ OSINT Academy is a week-long immersive in-person course, that teaches you the essentials of media literacy, open-source intelligence, and cognitive security. During the week, you'll learn fundamentals of information, intelligence, open-source research best practices, and how to recognize and protect yourself against disinformation and malign influence, which can threaten the protection of important information. 

What Will You Learn?

Information and intelligence are two different things. Our advanced summer program teaches you to turn data and information into highly developed intelligence. During the week, you will learn the fundamentals of information, intelligence, and the application of critically assessed information to intelligence. Including how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used to detect events before they happen.

You'll search, analyze, critically assess, and identify information using reliable media platforms. Then, discover how professionals respond to Information Warfare in our state-of-the-art, high-tech War Room.  

These exercises will teach you how to take actions that are used by investigators across various sectors including law enforcement, military intelligence, loss prevention, and cybersecurity.

Your Day-to-Day Schedule

Each day you'll assess your findings under the guidance of experienced Information Warfare expert teachers, and trained ĻӰ students in our Corps of Cadets military lifestyle. Professors and current students will mentor and support your experience throughout the program.

Morning sessions you'll spend learning online tools for researching and identifying reliable resources with technical support and demonstrations by instructors in our War Room. In the afternoon, hear from Information Warfare professors who share their insider knowledge. You'll watch in-person demonstrations to explain complex strategies.

Afterward, you'll dive into individual project work time where professors discuss your goals one-on-one with you. At the end of the course, you'll have a completed briefing/analysis of your chosen research topic. Then, you'll present your work in a 3-5 minute presentation and explain how you achieved the task. Plus, you'll be confident in speaking on the reliability and validity of the information as well as how AI played into your findings.

Schedule: (Subject to change)

  • Sunday, July 14, 2024: Orientation 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 2024: Daily Activities 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST (Evening activities also included.)
  • Saturday, July 20, 2024: Culminating Event & Presentations (Parents Welcome) 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

Interactive Activities: 

  • - Thought-provoking seminars led by our award-winning faculty.
  • - Sharpen your research skills using our campus "War Room" equipped with state-of-the-art technology and software.
  • - Experience our Bloomberg Financial Lab that allows students to tap into high-level data and information.
  • - Hands-on learning during a field trip to Beta Technologies in Burlington, VT.
  • - Gain direct interaction with our current students in the Corps of Cadets and learn more about a career-building education at ĻӰ.
  • - Access to guest lecturers who are experts in the field.

You'll gain hands-on experience in open-source intelligence and digital literacy alongside experts from ĻӰ's Information Warfare program and Senator Leahy School of Cybersecurity and Advanced Computing.


Academic Excellence You Can Trust

Get all the benefits of learning from ĻӰ’s award-winning faculty in our Computer Security & Information Assurance program, ranked top five in the nation.

Plus, gain expert knowledge using equipment in our state-of-the-art facilities. You can trust ĻӰ as one of the few schools designated by the NSA as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense and as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the Defense Cyber Crime Center of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Operations. 


Jessica Amell
School of Business
Event Coordinator, College of Professional Schools
1 (802) 485-2210