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Graduate Studies Program - Analysis

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

Our graduate studies program seeks motivated graduate students to serve internships as Intelligence Analysts. Graduate studies Intelligence Analyst interns work on teams with our full-time analysts. Liberal arts majors research, analyze, write, and brief on international political, military, economic, and leadership developments. Engineering and science students, or those in other technical programs, analyze and provide written and oral assessments on challenging national security issues--including foreign weapons development, weapons proliferation, cyber warfare, and emerging technologies--and apply their scientific and technical knowledge to solve complex intelligence problems. In addition to their analytic responsibilities, graduate studies interns become familiar with the Agency and Intelligence Community by participating in a range of meetings and projects. The program allows participants and the Agency to assess opportunities for permanent employment following the participant's completion of graduate school.


Minimum qualifications: We are looking for students in a variety of graduate degree programs, including international affairs, area studies, economics, geography, physical sciences, and engineering. Students selected for this program must be entering or continuing graduate school on a full-time basis following this assignment. They should be available for a 90-day internship with the possibility to do additional tours, depending on availability. A GPA of 3.0 or better is required.

The following items must be attached to your online application:

  • Your resume.
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more analytic positions. Please address why you want to work as an analyst and what differentiates you from other applicants.
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees.
  • Two different writing samples, each five (5) pages MAXIMUM, single spaced, technical or analytic papers that focus on your current area of expertise or interests and are related to your interest in positions at CIA. You can excerpt longer papers.

ALL POSITIONS REQUIRE RELOCATION TO THE WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREA.

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

To be considered for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 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.

To Apply:

Save the position(s) that interest you in the job cart. You can add up to four (4) positions. Job cart selections will only be retained during this site visit, so be sure to click “Apply Now” before closing the browser window. After clicking "Apply Now" you will be taken to the application account creation page. The positions will appear in the cart once you have created an account. DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process.

Application Instructions

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

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Posted: Apr 21, 2007 05:36 PM
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2016 11:58 AM