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Graduate Studies Program - Information Management Officer

Work Schedule: Full Time
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

Graduate interns serving within the Information Management occupation will work side-by-side with other officers that directly support CIA's Records and Information Management, Information Review and Release, and Classification Management Programs. Students will serve within one of three Information Management groups - Records Management and Technical Group, Information Review and Release Group, and Classification Management and Collaboration Group.

Depending on assignment, students may directly participate in team and structured environments related to records management support, File plan development and implementation, Requirements development and analysis, Automated Categorization and Leveraging legacy data; Document review and release decisions and sharing of information with Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches of the U.S. Government, Intelligence partners, the media and the general public; Development and implementation of CIA, Intelligence Community and national policies related to National Security Classification.

Minimum requirements: Students should be pursuing graduate level degrees in Library and Information Science (MLS/MIS), Law, business, Political Science, Business, International Relations, Philosophy or other related Liberal Arts studies. Students should have good interpersonal and communication skills, some working knowledge of network topologies and protocols, as well as demonstrated ability to work in a team environments. IMS Interns generally are required to work at least one 90-day internship work tour over the summer. A GPA of 3.0 or better is required.

The following items must be attached to your online application:

  • Your resume.
  • A one-page cover letter describing why you are interested in an Information Management Officer career and what characteristics and experiences distinguish you from other applicants. 
  • Unofficial transcripts for any school attended in the past three years.


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

Posted: Jun 14, 2012 12:51 PM
Last Updated: Apr 08, 2016 01:49 PM