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Undergraduate Internship Program - Analysis

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


Our undergraduate internship program seeks motivated undergraduate students to serve internships in the analytic offices and centers of CIA's Directorate of Intelligence. Undergraduate interns work on teams with our full-time analysts. They research, analyze, write, and brief on international political, military, economic, scientific, technical, and leadership developments. In addition to their analytic responsibilities, undergraduate interns become familiar with the Agency and Intelligence Community by participating in a range of meetings and projects. The program allows participants and the Agency to assess opportunities for a graduate studies internship or permanent employment following the participant's completion of undergraduate school.


Minimum qualifications: We are looking for students with a variety of majors, including international affairs, area studies, economics, geography, physical sciences, or engineering. Students selected for this program must have completed one full year of undergraduate school and be continuing school on a fulltime basis following this assignment. Interns generally are required to work either a combination of one semester and one summer internship or two 90-day summer internships. A GPA of 3.0 or better is required.

Please attach to your online application the following items:

  • A cover letter.
  • A 5-8 page analytical writing sample in your area of claimed substantive expertise, preferably unedited by others.
  • College transcripts.

All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological examination, 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 05:35 PM
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2014 12:57 PM