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Undergraduate Internship/Co-op - Computer Engineer

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $40,554 – $50,231
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

Students serving within the Computer Engineering occupation will work side-by- side with other engineers and on their own specializing in the engineering, development, integration, and product evaluation services for the Agency’s enterprise worldwide workgroup platform. This includes participating in the design of enterprise desktop computing solutions, engineering collaborative solutions (e-mail, team collaboration, web and video conferencing) for the Agency and Intelligence Community and introducing state-of-the-art technologies into the corporate baseline. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in and contribute to the development and support of Agency’s mission critical systems – common platforms, collaborative computing and service-oriented architecture.

Students will have opportunities to use and enhance their knowledge of a range of communications technologies, computing platforms, and network systems, such as Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Outlook, Operating Systems (Microsoft, Unix, Linux), collaborative tools (e-mail, instant messaging, web and video conferencing), automated test tools, and desire to work in a multidisciplined, diverse, and technically challenging environment.

Minimum requirements: Students should be pursuing undergraduate degrees in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a similar IT Engineering discipline.

Students should have computer proficiency, good interpersonal and communication skills, some working knowledge of network topologies and protocols and the ability to work in a team environment. Interns generally are required to work either a combination of one semester and one summer internship or two 90-day summer internships. 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 a Computer Engineering 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.

    To Apply:

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

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    Posted: Oct 07, 2009 03:16 PM
    Last Updated: Nov 17, 2016 12:01 PM