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Graduate Studies Program - Open Source Exploitation Officer

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Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $52,434 - $70,629* ($25.12 - $33.84 per hour)
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

*Higher starting salary possible depending on higher education level

Graduate Studies Open Source Exploitation Officer (OSEO) interns work side-by-side with other OSEOs in the discovery, collection, and assessment of foreign-based publicly available information, also known as Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) in a dynamic, ever-expanding digital environment. OSINT spans traditional media, academic papers, geospatial data and technology, datasets, social media, and plays an important role in supporting all aspects of Agency work. Students help develop plans that use effective tools and methodologies to research and collect open source information. Building upon and using their understanding of the open source information environment, language proficiency, and knowledge of a geographic or subject area, students convey their findings in informational and contextual responses and products.

Offices of the CIA - Directorate of Digital Innovation

The Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI) is at the forefront of defining the future of digital expertise within the CIA. DDI focuses on developing the workforce with cutting-edge skills, investing in IT infrastructure, and modernizing the way the Agency does business. DDI officers help accelerate the integration of innovative methods and tools to enhance the CIA's cyber and digital capabilities on a global scale and ultimately help safeguard our nation. Learn more about the Directorate of Digital Innovation

Life at CIA:

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events - as they happen. So working here isn't just a job, it's a mindset and a lifestyle.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in Area, International, Media or Political Studies; Geography/GIS, Foreign Language/Linguistics or a related field; Data Science and STEM degrees
  • Enrolled in a graduate program of study
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Reading proficiency in a foreign language
  • Critical thinking skills; analytic and research skills; written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within a dynamically evolving digital environment as a member of collaborative and often-dispersed team
  • Availability to work one 90-day tour prior to graduation
  • Attending school on a full-time basis before/following this internship

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience studying or living abroad; formal study of politics, history or other aspect of a particular country or region, or have otherwise gained insight into a foreign culture

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

  • Your resume.
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more positions.
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees.
  • A writing sample, five (5) pages MAXIMUM, single spaced, technical or analytic paper that focuses on your current area of expertise or interest and is 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 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: Dec 23, 2016 10:48 AM
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2017 02:37 PM

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