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Undergraduate Internship Program - Accountant

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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-$45,775 ($20.75-$21.93 per hour)

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

As an Accountant Undergraduate Intern for the CIA, you will utilize your accounting skills and knowledge in a variety of challenging and rewarding accounting areas such as: financial statement compilation and analysis; general ledger review and analysis; cost and managerial accounting; and payroll and tax accounting. With training and mentorship, you will help the Agency achieve and sustain auditable financial statements and ensure financial transactions across a wide-range of activities are accurately calculated, recorded, and tracked. You will have the opportunity to work directly with customers, becoming the link between complex transactions and financially accurate documentation.

As an Intern you will gain valuable federal accounting experience and provide financial analyses of programs and business enterprises. Working side-by-side with other Accountants you will be challenged to use your talents in the accounting arena and deliver innovative and agile solutions in support of the CIA's global mission.

The CIA is committed to your development, and provides opportunities to advance and strengthen your technical expertise throughout your internship. The Undergraduate Internship Program also allows you and the Agency to assess opportunities for permanent employment following your completion of undergraduate school.

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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:
    • Accounting
    • Business Administration
    • Business Management
    • Economics
    • Finance
  • Working towards completing a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of accounting coursework
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • Availability to work at least one 90-day tour prior to graduation
  • Attending school on a full-time basis before/following this internship
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to financial 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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