Careers & Internships


Graduate Students

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging internship experience? Consider employment with the Central Intelligence Agency as a graduate student.

Fall, Winter and Spring Opportunities

CIA offers employment for students throughout the year, not just during the summer. Applications for winter, spring and fall should be submitted at least 9-12 months before the desired start date.

Summer Opportunities

Graduate Studies Program opportunities (listed below) for Summer 2018 closed on 14 August 2017.  Opportunities for Summer 2019 will open in January 2018. Applications received before 1 May 2018 will have the highest chances of being selected and completing the clearance process in time for Summer 2019.

Scholarship Opportunities

Are you looking to contribute to our nation’s security in a dynamic environment? The CIA's Graduate Scholarship Program gives you an opportunity to take part in an unmatched experience where you will utilize skills gained from your area of study. In this scholarship program, you will gain practical work experience while assisting intelligence professionals—paving the way for a career like no other.

Explore Opportunities

Start exploring CIA career opportunities graduate students by clicking one of the categories below. Once you've determined the position(s) you’d like to apply for, visit the Application Process page for guidance about completing the online application.


Collaborative. Problem-solvers. Critical thinkers. These are the qualities needed for CIA analytic positions. In a graduate analysis internship, you will dive into analysis work and learn how information is studied and evaluated to provide unique insights that help inform decisions—and ultimately help protect our national security.

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Integrity. Dedication. Flexibility. Those in CIA clandestine positions strengthen national security and foreign policy objectives through clandestine operations. In a clandestine internship, you will see firsthand how our dedicated professionals use their technical and specialized skills in support of the Agency’s mission.

Technical Clandestine Positions

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Creative. Agile. Innovative. STEM professionals at the CIA use specialized knowledge to help tackle challenging, complex technical problems. In a STEM internship, you will learn how these innovative experts ensure the CIA can adapt to the ever-changing technical issues that arise in the 21st century.

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Enterprise & Support

Skilled. Mission-driven. Impactful. Enterprise and Support professionals keep key CIA functions up and running at Headquarters and in locations worldwide. In an Enterprise and Support internship, you can hone in on the area that interests you the most and learn how these skilled professionals provide the infrastructure and expertise necessary to support the Agency and its mission.

Business Management, Accounting, Finance


Legal and Oversight


Geography, Cartography, GIS

Library and Information Science

Education and Training

Human Resources

Facilities and Infrastructure

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Foreign Language

Expertise. Drive. Insight. Foreign language experts are central to everything the CIA does—ensuring we stay one step ahead. In a foreign language internship, you will see how our language professionals contribute to our national security not just through speaking, translating and interpreting foreign languages, but also through having a deep understanding of cultural nuances.

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All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workforce.

Posted: Jul 18, 2013 12:03 PM
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