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Graduate Studies Program-Cyber Operations and Mission Enablement

Cyber Operations and Mission Enablement Graduate Interns support intelligence missions through the design, development, and deployment of global information systems, software, and hardware.

  • Internship
  • Starting salary: $57,351 - $70,150*
  • *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Full-time student enrolled in a graduate program of study

About the Job

As a Cyber Operations and Mission Enablement Graduate Intern for CIA, you will initiate, conduct, and support new and continuing intelligence missions through the design, development, deployment, operation, and maintenance of global information systems, software, hardware, and applications.

The possible jobs that fall under this community that you would be considered for are:

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

The CIA offers various benefits to students, including:

  • Paid time off
  • Federal health and life insurance
  • Retirement
  • Education and training
  • Health services
  • Child care center
  • Credit union

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

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Full-time student pursuing a graduate degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Computer Science/Engineering
    • Cybersecurity
    • Information Sciences/Technology
    • Electrical Engineering
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Availability to work two 90-day tours prior to graduation
  • Attending school on a full-time basis before/following this internship
  • Computer proficiency
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

What You’ll Need to Apply

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more positions. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.