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Undergraduate Internship Program - Contracting Officer

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There are currently no openings for this position. Please check back periodically as our hiring needs change.

At a Glance

  • Full time

  • Washington, DC metro area

  • Starting salary: $43,300 - $51,017 ($20.75- $24.44 per hour)

  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible)

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.

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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.

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 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-point 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

All applicants must successfully complete:
  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

If you are ready to apply, add this position to your job cart. You can add up to four (4) positions. Job cart selections will only be retained during this site visit, so be sure to click "Apply Now" before closing the browser window. After clicking "Apply Now" you will be taken to the application account creation page. The positions will appear in the cart once you have created an account.

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.

Important application instructions for this position:

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

  • Resume
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are seeking employment with the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. Once you reveal your interest you lose control of that information. We ask all applicants to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the CIA. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

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Posted: Aug 17, 2018 11:44 AM
Last Updated: Aug 17, 2018 11:44 AM

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