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Directorate of Analysis Fellowship Program

The Directorate of Analysis offers fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students attending four-year Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).

  • Internship/Co-op
  • $46,300 - $90,242*
  • *Higher starting salary dependent on academic experience
  • Full-time student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Hiring Bonus eligible
  • Conversion to full-time

About the Job

As an Intelligence Analyst Intern for CIA, you will work on teams alongside full-time analysts, studying and evaluating information from all available sources—classified and unclassified—and then analyzing it to provide timely and objective assessments to customers such as the President, National Security Council, and other U.S. policymakers.

Liberal arts majors research analyze, write, and brief on international political, military, economic, and leadership developments.

Engineering/science students, or those in other technical programs analyze and provide written and oral assessments on challenging national security issues—including foreign weapons development, weapons proliferation, cyber warfare and cyber threats, and emerging technologies—and apply their scientific and technical knowledge to solve complex intelligence problems.

In addition to your analytic responsibilities, you will become familiar with the Agency and Intelligence Community by participating in a range of meetings and projects. The DA Fellowship Program allows you and the Agency to assess opportunities to serve as an undergraduate and graduate fellow, if schooling continues, or permanent employment following your completion of undergraduate or graduate school.

Who You’ll Work With

At the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), we recognize our Nation’s strength comes from the diversity of its people. People from a broad range of backgrounds and viewpoints work at CIA, and our diverse teams are the reason we can keep our country safe.

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What You’ll Get

Our benefits support every aspect of a working professional’s life, including health and wellness, time off, family, finances, and continuing education. Our programs include highly sought-after government health benefits, flexible schedules, sick leave, and childcare. In some cases, we also offer sign-on incentives and cover moving expenses if you relocate.

As a CIA employee, you’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing your work is part of something bigger than yourself. Our work is driven by one mission: to keep our Nation safe. Every day is an opportunity to enhance U.S. national security.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Attending a four-year, accredited MSI for an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Analytic writing, critical thinking, and briefing skills
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

Desired Qualifications

  • Academic excellence in core subjects relating to college major or desired major
  • Relevant practical or job experience in your field of interest
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Genuine interest in contributing to CIA’s mission
  • Proficiency in a foreign language. Languages of interest are listed on our Foreign Language page

What You’ll Need to Apply

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees or acceptance letters from attending institution
  • Two Writing Samples
  • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.