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Undergraduate Internship Program - Contracting Officer

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Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $43,300 - $51,017 ($20.75 - 24.45 per hour)
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

As a Contracting Officer Undergraduate Intern for the CIA, you will work with an accomplished, diverse team of acquisition professionals that provide critical support to US national security by providing a full range of contracting support to the CIA. You will apply your business skills to diverse programs for technical collection systems, construction projects, information technology initiatives and more.

At CIA, only the Contracting Officer is legally authorized to financially obligate the US Government to acquire its products and services. Working in a team environment, you will learn and utilize innovative business practices to streamline the acquisition process and maximize resources. You will also manage a wide variety of unique and complex contract types to obtain the best value on behalf of the US Government.

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

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

Enterprise Functions at the CIA – Office of the Chief Financial Officer

The Office of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is part of the CIA’s Enterprise Functions, which provides governance and oversight to the business of intelligence effort across the Agency at Headquarters and in locations worldwide. The CFO leads end-to-end program planning and is responsible for the Agency’s budget formulation and execution.

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 Requirements: 

  • Full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Business
    • Finance
    • Management
    • Economics
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Accounting
    • Contracts/Acquisition/Procurement
    • Pre-Law
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Availability to work at least one 90-day tour
  • Attending school on a full-time basis before/following this internship
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Attention to administrative detail

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

  • Resume
  • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees


All applicants must successfully complete an on-line occupational and cognitive test, a writing sample, 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: Aug 25, 2016 03:36 PM
Last Updated: May 15, 2018 08:07 AM

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