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Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Program - Intelligence Analyst

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $43,300 - $45,775 ($20.75 - $21.93 per hour)
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

As an Intelligence Analyst Intern for the CIA, you will work on teams alongside our full-time analysts, studying and evaluating information from all available sources—classified and unclassified—and then analyzing it to provide timely and objective assessments to customers such as the President, National Security Council, and other US policymakers.

Liberal arts majors research, analyze, write, and brief on international political, military, economic, and leadership developments.

Engineering, science students, or those in other technical programs, analyze and provide written and oral assessments on challenging national security issues—including foreign weapons development, weapons proliferation, cyber warfare, and emerging technologies—and apply their scientific and technical knowledge to solve complex intelligence problems.

In addition to your analytic responsibilities, you will become familiar with the Agency and Intelligence Community by participating in a range of meetings and projects. The Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Program allows you and the Agency to assess opportunities to serve as a graduate fellow, if schooling continues, or permanent employment following your completion of undergraduate school.

Offices of the CIA – Directorate of Analysis:

Within the Directorate of Analysis (DA), incomplete and sometimes contradictory information is transformed into unique insights that inform US policy decisions. The DA helps provide timely, accurate and objective all-source intelligence analysis on national security and foreign policy issues to senior policymakers in the US Government. Learn more about the Directorate of Analysis.

Life at CIA

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.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree from a variety of majors, including:
    • Area Studies
    • Computer Science
    • Cybersecurity
    • Economics
    • Engineering
    • International Affairs
    • Physical Sciences
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • Attending school on a full-time basis before/following this internship
  • Availability to work at least one 90-day tour prior to graduation with the possibility to do additional tours depending on availability

The following items must be attached to your online application:

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more analytic positions.  Please address why you want to work as an analyst and what differentiates you from other applicants.
  • Two (2) different writing samples, three to five pages (3-5) each, single-spaced PDF.  Submit papers that showcase your writing style, research abilities and critical thinking skills. Subject matter should focus on your current areas of expertise that relate to your interest in positions at the CIA. You can excerpt longer papers.

ALL POSITIONS REQUIRE RELOCATION TO THE WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREA.

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:

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Application Instructions

An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.

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Posted: Apr 21, 2007 05:35 PM
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2018 01:28 PM