Careers & Internships

 

Undergraduate Students

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging internship or cooperative education experience? Consider employment with the Central Intelligence Agency as an undergraduate student.

Fall, Winter and Spring Opportunities

CIA offers employment for students throughout the year, not just during the summer. Applications for winter, spring and fall should be submitted at least 9-12 months before the desired start date.

Summer Opportunities

General Internship and Co-op opportunities (listed below) for Summer 2018 are now open and applications will be accepted until midnight, EDT, 14 August 2017. Apply early for your highest chance of being selected and completing the clearance process in time for Summer 2018. 

Directorate of Operations Undergraduate Internship Program (available to college freshman only) for Summers 2018/2019 stopped accepting applications on 15 March 2017. Please check back in December 2017 for more information on DO internships in Summers 2019/2020.

Scholarship Opportunities

Are you looking to contribute to our nation’s security in a dynamic environment? The CIA's Undergraduate Scholarship Program gives you an opportunity to take part in an unmatched experience where you will utilize skills gained from your college major. In this scholarship program, you will increase your knowledge while assisting intelligence professionals and applying your academic skills.


Explore Positions

Start exploring CIA career opportunities for undergraduate students by clicking one of the categories below. Once you've determined the position(s) you’d like to apply for, visit the Application Process page for guidance about completing the online application.

Analysis

Those in analytic positions at the CIA are problem solvers and critical thinkers. In an analysis internship, you will dive into analysis work and learn how information is studied and evaluated to provide unique insights that help inform decisions—and ultimately protect our national security.

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Clandestine

Our clandestine experts strengthen national security and support foreign policy objectives. In a clandestine internship or co-op program with the CIA, you will see firsthand how our dedicated professionals use their technical and specialized skills to help inform key decisions within the Agency.

Directorate of Operations Position

Technical Clandestine Positions

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Enterprise & Support

Enterprise and Support professionals keep key CIA functions up and running at Headquarters and in locations worldwide. In an Enterprise and Support internship or co-op program, you can hone in on the area that interests you the most and learn how these skilled professionals provide the infrastructure and expertise necessary to support the Agency and its mission.

Business Management, Accounting, Finance

Security and Law Enforcement

Logistics

Arts, Design, Publishing, Production

Geography, Cartography, GIS

Library and Information Science

Education and Training

Human Resources

Facilities/Infrastructure

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Foreign Language

Foreign language experts are central to everything the CIA does—ensuring we stay one step ahead. In a foreign language internship, you will see how our language professionals contribute to our national security not just through speaking, translating and interpreting foreign languages, but also through having a deep understanding of cultural nuances.

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All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workforce.


Posted: Jul 18, 2013 12:04 PM
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2017 04:21 PM

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