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Undergraduate Internship Program-Engineering

Engineering undergraduate students focus on identifying new materials, technologies, and techniques and/or designing, fabricating, and assembling all forms of mechanical devices.

  • Internship
  • Starting salary: $47,697-$50,422
  • Full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in STEM/STEAM

About the Job

As an Engineering undergraduate student for CIA, you will work alongside full-time officers in an R&D or quick-turnaround environment on any number of different programs that focus on identifying new materials, technologies, and techniques and/or designing, fabricating, and assembling all forms of mechanical devices from initial concept to final assembly, modification of commercial products, and customization of aftermarket services.

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.

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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 in STEM/STEAM at an accredited academic institution with at least one semester/quarter completed at the time of application
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Digital Communications
    • Engineering (All)
    • Fiber/Textile Science
    • Geographic Information Systems
    • Graphic Design/Illustration
    • Industrial Design & Fabrication
    • Information Systems/Networking
    • Material Science
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Statistics
    • Telecommunications
  • 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

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to script/code
  • Experience with RF/wireless technology

What You’ll Need to Apply

  • Resume
  • 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.