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Undergraduate Co-Op Program - Computer Science/Engineering

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


Our cooperative education program seeks motivated undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Expert Systems, Hardware/Software, Networking, Programming, Systems Analysis to work in the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology. You will be part of team providing quick-turnaround technical solutions to satisfy unique communications requirements that require the application and/or modification of both proprietary and commercial hardware and software. Additional responsibilities will include requirements definition, analysis, fabrication, test, and documentation.


Minimum requirements: Students should be enrolled in a Computer Science, Expert Systems, Hardware/Software, Networking, Programming, or Systems Analysis program with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

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 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.

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: Apr 21, 2007 06:39 PM
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2014 12:57 PM