Careers & Internships



Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $54,435 - $76,498
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

The Central Intelligence Agency is seeking Paralegal professionals to provide case management, legal research, case-cite verification, blue book citations and general paralegal support to the Office of General Counsel. Paralegals support legal issues relating to foreign intelligence, counterintelligence activities, and both civil and criminal litigation.

Minimum requirements include a Paralegal certificate or JD degree; a broad range of experience in the legal profession as a working paralegal; the ability to research, analyze and organize effectively; legal research skills with proficiency in Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis and PACER; and strong written and verbal communications skills.

OGC requires the submission as attachments of a cover letter, resume, paralegal and/or law school transcript, and the names and telephone numbers of three (3) legal references. Please be sure all required documentation is attached before submitting. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. A legal writing sample will be requested later in your interview process and is not necessary for the application package.

OGC receives hundreds of resumes a month from people desiring to serve their country by participating in our intelligence mission. If you apply for a position with the CIA's Office of General Counsel (OGC) and have not heard from us within 45 days of the date of your application, then we do not currently have an available position commensurate with your skills. We regret that we cannot personally respond to and hire all the fine candidates who wish to work for the CIA Office of General Counsel.


All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required. /p>

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

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An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.

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Posted: Apr 21, 2007 07:11 PM
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2017 11:15 AM

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