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Student Programs

Launch your career; help safeguard our Nation with an internship or co-op opportunity.

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Language Opportunities

Your foreign language skills can help keep our Nation safe. Discover how you can use your language abilities in a career that’s as exciting as it is fulfilling.

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Life at CIA

Our diverse workforce is our strength. Learn more about our employees—and their unique backgrounds and roles—who keep our Nation safe.

Featured Jobs

Our Agency’s hiring needs change to keep pace with the dynamic national security landscape.

Staff Operations Officers provide integration between CIA Headquarters and Directorate of Operations field offices, program management, and operational case management to drive clandestine operations

  • Full time
  • Starting salary: $70,685 - $107,590*
  • *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Foreign language bonus eligible

Extended Reality Specialists apply their expertise to develop capabilities for virtual, augmented, and sensory enhanced environments using game engines, haptic devices, and/or immersive glasses.

  • Full time
  • Salary range: $68,405 - $181,216*
  • *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a quantitative science, engineering, or other STEM-related field.
  • Foreign Language Bonus eligible
  • Opportunities for travel are possible

Visual Media Designers conceptualize, design, and produce visual solutions for print, interactive, and video.

  • Full-time
  • Starting salary: $68,405 - $96,556
  • Bachelor's Degree

Analytic Methodologists develop methods to add rigor to intelligence analysis and collection through statistical, econometric and mathematical assessments; geospatial modeling; or operations research.

  • Full time
  • Starting salary: $66,061 - $191,900
  • Advanced degree; some offices will accept candidates with a bachelor's
  • Foreign language bonus eligible

Why Work at CIA?

We are an Agency defined by our mission, values, and people. Together, we accomplish what others cannot accomplish and go where others cannot go. When you’re a part of the Nation’s premier intelligence agency, your opportunities for personal and professional growth are boundless.

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Our Mission

We preempt threats and further U.S. national security objectives by collecting intelligence, producing analysis, and conducting covert action as directed by the president.

Our Organization

Our women and men serve in a variety of dynamic offices. They use their deep expertise, profound talent, and patriotic calling to protect our country.

Our Legacy

We are the Nation’s premier intelligence agency, shaped by our resilient past. Could you be part of our future? Let our legacy inspire you.

Our Stories

Explore news and feature stories to learn about who we are, what we do, and what it’s like to work at the CIA.

Accommodations and Accessibility

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you need accommodations for any reason during the hiring process, our Reasonable Accommodations Staff can help.

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