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Graduate Studies Program - Human Resources Analyst

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $53,633 - $62,796 ($25.69 - $30.09 per hour)
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

As an HR Analyst Graduate Intern with the CIA, you will work on teams with our full time HR Analysts practicing data-driven human resources through analysis, writing and briefing on human capital data assets and trends. You will maintain human capital data and dashboards using analytic tools such as SPSS, SAS, R and Tableau. You will also assist with employee surveys and participate in organizational assessments to support data-driven management strategies and workforce planning objectives.

HR Analyst Graduate Interns become familiar with the Agency and Intelligence Community by participating in a range of meetings and projects. The Graduate Studies Program allows you and the Agency to assess opportunities for permanent employment following the completion of your graduate curriculum.

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a graduate program of study as a full time student in one of the following fields:
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • Statistics
    • Mathematics
    • Economics
    • Computer Science
    • Social Science
    • Physical Science
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred, but exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances
  • Ability to work at least one 90-day tour prior to graduation
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Comfortable working both independently and on teams

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):

  • Resume
  • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees


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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Posted: Apr 26, 2017 05:09 PM
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2018 02:27 PM

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