Undergraduate Co-op Program-Computer Science
About the Job
NOTE: Applications are being accepted for co-op opportunities year round, however, the student must be available to work during the Spring and/or Fall semesters. Please do not apply to the DS&T co-op position if you can only work during the Summer months.
As a Computer Science undergraduate co-op student for CIA, you will work on teams alongside our full-time officers in an R&D or quick-turnaround environment on any number of different programs to develop tools and techniques that utilize emerging software/hardware development.
You will have the opportunity to use and enhance your knowledge of operating systems, communications technologies, mobile platforms, and computer networks.
Two 90-day tours are preferred; however, one 90-day tour is the minimum requirement.
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.
What You’ll Get
The CIA offers various benefits to students, including:
- Paid time off
- Federal health and life insurance
- 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.
- Full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in STEM/STEAM at an accredited academic institution with at least one semester/quarter completed at the time of application
- Artificial Intelligence
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Data Science/Analytics
- Machine Learning
- At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
- Two 90-day tours are preferred; however, one 90-day tour is the minimum requirement
- Attending school on a full-time basis before/following this student tour
- Creative problem solving and critical thinking skills
- Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced, mission-focused environment with multiple competing priorities
- Organizational and planning skills
- Written and verbal communication skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation
What You’ll Need to Apply
- Unofficial transcripts for all degrees in the past five years
- 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.