The ability to speak, translate, and interpret foreign languages, in addition to understanding cultural differences, is vital to the mission of the Central Intelligence Agency. Because intelligence priorities can shift, and countries and languages can increase in importance rapidly, CIA must have employees with language skills to handle both current national security requirements and potential new missions. There are multiple positions available for people with superior language skills who want to contribute to our mission of protecting America.
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The CIA values all foreign language skills, even if this skill set is not your main focus. In fact, CIA has a comprehensive Language Incentive Program that fosters the acquisition and maintenance of foreign language skills. New employees who already possess excellent language skills may be eligible for a significant hiring bonus. All employees who attain tested levels and meet the minimum proficiency requirements in a qualifying language are eligible for monetary incentives. Click here to learn more about our foreign language incentives.