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Undergraduate Co-Op Program - Cosmetic/Art/Theatre/Makeup/Costuming

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


Our cooperative program seeks motivated undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Cosmetics, Art, Theatrical Arts, Costuming, Special Effects, or Prosthetics to work in the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology. You will be part of a team working on the construction of clothing and accessories. You will provide requirements definition, wardrobe design and fabrication, accessories design and fabrication (to include carry bags and hats). You will also interface between technical officers and customers, perform quality control on deliverables and provide product specifications and feedback on deliverables. This position requires strong oral and written communication skills, record maintenance skills, along with organizational and administrative skills.

Minimum qualifications: Students should be enrolled in a Cosmetics, Art, Theatrical Arts, Costuming, Special Effects, or Prosthetics Applications BS program or equivalent at an accredited college or university 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.

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: Feb 23, 2018 05:09 PM

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