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Undergraduate Internship Program - Human Resources

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Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $42,331 ($20.28 per hour)
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

The Human Resources occupation is seeking multiple candidates for summer internship positions. Human Resource Officers can operate in multi-functional areas, including payroll, benefits, recruitment, leadership and development, and business partnerships. We are looking for high energy students with a passion for learning, strong customer service skills, excellent oral and written communications skills, critical thinking and the ability to advance the HR mission.

Interns will support and work alongside of HR Officers and business partners to provide an array of information, guidance, and assistance to internal employees and managers. Work can range from policy development, curriculum development, program management and customer service in all directorates.

Minimum Requirements: Candidates should be pursuing a Bachelor's in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Psychology, Communications or other related degree from an accredited college or university. A GPA of 3.0 or better is required. Candidates should have excellent personal integrity, leadership skills, ambition and communications skills.

Preferred requirements include data analysis, research, critical thinking and learning orientation.

The following items must be attached to your online application:

  • Your resume.
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for the position. Please address why you want to work as a Human Resources Officer and what differentiates you from other applicants.
  • Unofficial transcripts for any school attended in the past three years.


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 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: Jun 28, 2010 09:13 AM
Last Updated: Aug 17, 2017 04:38 PM

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