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Undergraduate Internship Program - Logistics Officer

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Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $43,300 ($20.75 per hour)
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

As a Logistics Officer Undergraduate Intern for the CIA, you will work with an accomplished, diverse team providing a full range of logistical and supply chain management support across the country and overseas. The work includes managing and executing procurement, shipping, and receiving processes required to support the mission. As part of a team, you will implement these logistics processes by leveraging existing networks and expanding others; anticipating mission needs and requirements and offering alternatives and advice; and evaluating, redesigning and implementing logistics processes for mission support. You will also participate in process reviews, staff meetings, and other activities to increase your understanding of the issues and challenges facing a logistics service provider at the Agency.

Interns generally are required to work at least one 90-day summer internship. 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.

The Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Program allows you and the Agency to assess opportunities for permanent employment following your completion of undergraduate school.

Offices of the CIA - Directorate of Support

The Directorate of Support (DS) provides everything the CIA needs to accomplish its critical mission of defending our nation. The DS provides business operations support to Agency components including all aspects of security, logistics, facilities, finance, education, medical services and human resources. Learn more about the Directorate of Support.

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:

  • Full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Business Administration
    • Business Management and Administration
    • Logistics and Materials Management
    • Transportation and Supply Chain Management
    • Logistics
    • Engineering-Industrial, Operations Management
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Availability to work at least one 90-day summer tour (two summers preferred)
  • Excellent analytic skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter able to work with minimum of supervision in a fast paced environment

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
  • 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: Jul 19, 2010 02:35 PM
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2018 03:03 PM

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