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Current Opportunities for Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Undergraduate Internship Program - Finance Resource Officer

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: The Office of Corporate Businesses (OCB) seeks motivated undergraduate students, with excellent communication and customer service skills, to work with an accomplished, diverse team, providing a full range of financial support for mission requirements. Finance Resource Officers are responsible for the analysis and processing (both manually and electronically) of financial transactions and for ensuring the financial integrity of the Agency's funds. With close supervision, OCB finance interns will learn and use a variety of systems to process a wide range of financial transactions. Finance Resource Officers will use analytical skills to review reports and monitor general ledger accounts. Officers will be challenged to use their talents in the financial arena and provided the opportunity to develop and strengthen their technical expertise.

Undergraduate Internship Program - Analysis

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: Our undergraduate internship program seeks motivated undergraduate students to serve internships in the analytic offices and centers of CIA's Directorate of Intelligence. Undergraduate interns work on teams with our full-time analysts. They research, analyze, write, and brief on international political, military, economic, scientific, technical, and leadership developments. In addition to their analytic responsibilities, undergraduate interns become familiar with the Agency and Intelligence Community by participating in a range of meetings and projects. The program allows participants and the Agency to assess opportunities for a graduate studies internship or permanent employment following the participant's completion of undergraduate school.

Undergraduate Internship Program - National Clandestine Service

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
Description: The National Clandestine Service (NCS) is the covert arm of the CIA.

NCS interns support the NCS mission of collecting human intelligence on critical international developments. Interns will work in the Washington, D.C. area with teams of knowledgeable professionals.

Student internship positions offer salaries competitive with the private sector and the same benefits as permanent employees.

This program is designed for undergraduate students interested in a NCS career via the NCS Professional Trainee Program. Interns are generally Freshmen at the time of application

Undergraduate Co-op Program - Computer Science/Engineering

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: Our cooperative education program seeks motivated undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Expert Systems, Hardware/Software, Networking, Programming, and Systems Analysis to work in the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology. You will be part of team providing quick-turnaround technical solutions to satisfy unique communications requirements that require the application and/or modification of both proprietary and commercial hardware and software. Additional responsibilities will include requirements definition, analysis, fabrication, test, and documentation.

Undergraduate Internship Program - Computer Science/Engineering

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: Our internship program seeks motivated undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Expert Systems, Hardware/Software, Networking, Programming, and Systems Analysis to work in the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology. You will be part of team providing quick-turnaround technical solutions to satisfy unique communications requirements that require the application and/or modification of both proprietary and commercial hardware and software. Additional responsibilities will include requirements definition, analysis, fabrication, test, and documentation.

Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Program - Information Assurance Security Professional

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: Our Information Assurance (IA) student trainee program seeks motivated undergraduate and graduate students to serve Co-Ops and/or internships in a team environment working with Information Assurance security professionals to participate in the development and deployment of mission-critical systems in support of the Agency's cyber defense mission. As a student Co-Op in our organization, you will have the opportunity to work alongside IA professionals in providing IA technical development and security guidance to customers within our organization.

Undergraduate Internship/Co-op - Computer Engineer

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: Students serving within the Computer Engineering occupation will work side-by- side with other engineers and on their own specializing in the engineering, development, integration, and product evaluation services for the Agency’s enterprise worldwide workgroup platform. This includes participating in the design of enterprise desktop computing solutions, engineering collaborative solutions (e-mail, team collaboration, web and video conferencing) for the Agency and Intelligence Community and introducing state-of-the-art technologies into the corporate baseline. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in and contribute to the development and support of Agency’s mission critical systems – common platforms, collaborative computing and service-oriented architecture.

Undergraduate Co-op Program - Engineering

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: Our cooperative education program seeks highly motivated, creative, and innovative students who have outstanding interpersonal and team knowledge to help solve intelligence problems to work in the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology.

Assignments include: Developing quick turn-around technical solutions, which require the application and/or modification of hardware and software; working in an R&D environment focusing on identifying new materials, technologies and techniques that can be integrated into existing business areas; designing, fabricating and assembling all forms of mechanical devices from initial concept to completion or modification and customization of commercial products as well as providing after market services.

Undergraduate Internship Program - Engineering

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: Our internship program seeks highly motivated, creative, and innovative students who have outstanding interpersonal and team knowledge to help solve intelligence problems to work in the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology.

Assignments include: Developing quick turn-around technical solutions, which require the application and/or modification of hardware and software; working in an R&D environment focusing on identifying new materials, technologies and techniques that can be integrated into existing business areas; designing, fabricating and assembling all forms of mechanical devices from initial concept to completion or modification and customization of commercial products as well as providing after market services.

Undergraduate Internship Program - Facilities Support Project Management

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: Students in the Facilities Support Project Management area are responsible for working in partnership with our customers to provide tailored products and services to satisfy our customers' dynamic needs for facilities at competitive prices. Additionally, Students are responsible for creating safe, secure, functional work environments to support Agency global intelligence.

At entry/developmental levels, Students work under close guidance and supervision. Students will participate and coordinate the activities of well-defined facilities project(s). At this level, students participate in project planning, implementation, development of risk mitigation strategies, and ensure quality of a facilities project through testing and validation activities. They are responsible for one or more facilities project management activities throughout the life of a project. 

Undergraduate Internship Program - Graphic Design Specialist

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: CIA University (CIAU) is looking for students to serve as Graphic Design Specialist. The candidate will work as an integral member of CIA instructor teams to create innovative learning experiences for Agency officers. These projects will have a specific focus on technology integration and delivering interactive learning in an online format. The candidate will also be expected to model sound instructional design principles and blended learning strategies to other Agency instructors and media developers.

Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Program - Applications Developer

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: Students serving within the Application Developer occupation will work side-by-side with other Computer Scientists, Software Engineers and Web Designers and Publishers. Working in one of several offices that directly support analysis, intelligence collection and other business areas, candidates will analyze, develop and deploy innovative information/software systems and capabilities to enhance the CIA's capabilities to collect, produce and disseminate intelligence. Unique state-of-the-art solutions will be created to reduce information overload through innovative information exploitation, enhance intelligence production capabilities, expand internal and external collaboration services and evolve an expansive intelligence knowledge base.

Undergraduate Internship Program - Open Source Officer

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: The Open Source Center seeks motivated undergraduate students with demonstrated reading proficiency in a foreign language for paid internships. Qualified candidates will have an opportunity to review and assess publicly available information in the foreign arena--including radio, television, press, geospatial sources, Internet sites--and specialized publications--to contribute to the  delivery of high-impact products to the US foreign affairs community.  These students hone their foreign language, area knowledge, and subject matter expertise to develop an understanding of how information collected supports policymakers.

Graduate Studies Program - Analysis

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: Our graduate studies program seeks motivated graduate students to serve internships in the analytic offices and centers of CIA's Directorate of Intelligence. Graduate studies interns work on teams with our full-time analysts. They research, analyze, write, and brief on international political, military, economic, scientific, technical, and leadership developments. In addition to their analytic responsibilities, graduate studies interns become familiar with the Agency and Intelligence Community by participating in a range of meetings and projects. The program allows participants and the Agency to assess opportunities for permanent employment following the participant's completion of graduate school.

Graduate Studies Program - Computer Science/Engineering

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: Our graduate studies program seeks motivated students pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Expert Systems, Hardware/Software, Networking, Programming, and Systems Analysis to work in the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology. You will be part of team providing quick-turnaround technical solutions to satisfy unique communications requirements that require the application and/or modification of both proprietary and commercial hardware and software. Additional responsibilities will include requirements definition, analysis, fabrication, test, and documentation.

Graduate Studies Program - Instructional Designer

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: CIA University (CIAU) is seeking extraordinary graduate students to serve as innovative instructional designers. If you are talented, creative and want to make a difference, come help us develop creative learning solutions and improve Agency performance. You will design and evaluate mission-critical training programs used by CIA employees at all levels serving worldwide. You will work alongside subject matter experts and will partner with talented graphic designers and multimedia developers to design learning experiences. Candidates will leverage a variety of technologies, incorporate instructional design principles, and develop strategies to evaluate the outcomes of their work.

Graduate Studies Program - Engineering

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: Our graduate studies program seeks highly motivated, creative, and innovative students who have outstanding interpersonal and team knowledge to help solve intelligence problems to work in the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology.

Assignments include: Developing quick turn-around technical solutions, which require the application and/or modification of hardware and software; working in an R&D environment focusing on identifying new materials, technologies and techniques that can be integrated into existing business areas; designing, fabricating and assembling all forms of mechanical devices from initial concept to completion or modification and customization of commercial products as well as providing after market services.

Graduate Studies Program - Information Management Officer

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: Graduate interns serving within the Information Management occupation will work side-by-side with other officers that directly support CIA's Records and Information Management, Information Review and Release, and Classification Management Programs. Students will serve within one of three Information Management groups - Records Management and Technical Group, Information Review and Release Group, and Classification Management and Collaboration Group.

Graduate Studies Program - Librarian

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: The CIA Library hires motivated graduate and doctoral students to serve student tours at one of its locations or deployed to another office as an embedded Library resource. The Library is a component within the Agency's Open Source Center (OSC), which is the Intelligence Community's expert in collecting and analyzing publicly available (open) information in the foreign arena. Librarians manage traditional and digital collections and conduct research for all Agency needs, including other Intelligence Community partners. 

Graduate Studies Program - Open Source Officer

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: See application website
Description: The Open Source Center seeks motivated graduate- and doctoral-level students with demonstrated reading proficiency in a foreign language for paid fellowships. Qualified candidates will have an opportunity to review and assess publicly available information in the foreign arena--including radio, television, press, geospatial sources, Internet sites--and specialized publications--to contribute to the  delivery of high-impact products to the US foreign affairs community.  These students hone their foreign language, area knowledge, and subject matter expertise to develop an understanding of how information collected supports policymakers.

Contact Information

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Washington, DC
www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities