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Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Program-Intelligence Analyst

Intelligence Analyst Interns evaluate and analyze information from classified and unclassified sources and provide assessments to the President, National Security Council, and other U.S. policymakers.

  • Internship/Co-op
  • Starting salary: $46,300 - $48,946 ($22.26 - $23.53 per hour)
  • Full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree

About the Job

As an Intelligence Analyst Intern for CIA, you will work on teams alongside our 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 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 Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Program allows you and the Agency to assess opportunities to serve as a graduate fellow, if schooling continues, or permanent employment following your completion of undergraduate 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

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

  • Full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree from a variety of majors, including:
    • Area Studies
    • Computer Science
    • Cybersecurity
    • Economics
    • Engineering
    • International Affairs
    • Physical Sciences
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Attending school on a full-time basis before/following this internship
  • Availability to work at least one 90-day tour prior to graduation with the possibility to do additional tours depending on availability
  • 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
  • A 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.
  • Two (2) different writing samples, three to five pages (3-5) each, single-spaced PDF. Submit papers that showcase your writing style, research abilities and critical thinking skills. Subject matter should focus on your current areas of expertise that relate to your interest in positions at the CIA. You can excerpt longer papers.