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 12 months before the desired start date.

Summer Opportunities

General Internship and Co-op opportunities (listed below) for Summer 2019 are currently closed.

The Directorate of Operations Undergraduate Internship Program for Summer 2020 stopped accepting applications on 15 March 2019. Please check back circa early-to-mid December 2019 to apply for Summer 2021/2022 DO internships.

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. Scholarship applications are now being accepted for internship opportunities for summer 2020.

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.


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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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


Arts, Design, Publishing, Production

Geography, Cartography, GIS

Library and Information Science

Education and Training

Human Resources


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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: Mar 18, 2019 08:18 AM

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