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Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Program - Project Manager

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Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $38,815 – $48,079
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area


CIA project management positions offer a wide variety of challenging and exciting opportunities to manage the delivery of innovative technology solutions to customers across the CIA, and the Intelligence Community (IC). CIA's multi-level project management specialty provides Project Managers with various levels of experience an opportunity to serve on and/or lead teams that adapt and integrate new technologies and enhance existing systems to meet mission objectives. Our Project Managers are the key to ensuring the Agency's business customers receive timely and innovative technology solutions that meet their mission needs.

Students will have the opportunity to work with other Project Managers who apply sound Project Management Lifecycle expertise to initiate, lead, plan, implement and coordinate the activities of single or multiple technical projects of varying size and complexity. They may participate in procurement activities related to their projects and/or other projects, and they would support the Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR). Successful candidates will have the ability to clearly provide project statuses to all levels of Agency, IC, and Homeland Security management and personnel, and will have a proven track record for delivering quality technical capabilities on time and within budget in a dynamic work environment.

Minimum requirements: Students should be pursuing undergraduate or graduate level 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. Co-Op Students work on an alternating semester or quarterly basis and are expected to spend a minimum of three semesters or four quarters (this can include a summer tour) on the job prior to graduation. A GPA of 3.0 or better is required.

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:

Make a note of the position(s) that interest you, as you can apply for up to four positions in one application. 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.

Posted: Oct 07, 2009 03:15 PM
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2018 05:14 PM