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CIA's Hiring Process

Know What to Expect Before You Apply

We protect the Nation and save lives. Our hiring process, from submitting your resume via MyLINK to the day you walk across the seal for the first time, may be lengthy. However, it could lead to an exciting career where you can truly make a difference.

More Considerations

CIA Requirements

To help us carry out our mission, we have certain requirements that all candidates must meet to be considered for employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or sexual orientation.


If you need accommodations at any point in the hiring process, contact our Reasonable Accommodations Staff.

Explore Our Headquarters

Take a unique look inside CIA. You’ll see sights like our Memorial Wall, Museum, U.S. Presidents’ and CIA Directors’ galleries, and more.