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Undergraduate Co-op Program - Engineering

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

 

Our cooperative education program seeks highly motivated, creative, and innovative students who have outstanding interpersonal and team knowledge to help solve intelligence problems to work in the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology.

Assignments include:

  • Developing quick turn-around technical solutions, which require the application and/or modification of hardware and software.
  • Working in an R&D environment focusing on identifying new materials, technologies and techniques that can be integrated into existing business areas.
  • Designing, fabricating and assembling all forms of mechanical devices from initial concept to completion or modification and customization of commercial products as well as providing after market services.

Minimum requirements: Students should be enrolled in Biometrics, Information Networking, Mathematics, Computer Science, Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Program Management, and Systems Engineering programs with a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Students selected for this program are often attending academic institutions with established cooperative education programs, though not exclusively. They 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. The undergraduate co-op program provides increasingly challenging assignments that are commensurate with the students' academic training and individual ability to assume additional responsibility.

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: Jan 09, 2012 12:10 PM
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2013 01:38 PM