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Employment Opportunities

The CIA seeks qualified applicants in numerous fields and is committed to building and maintaining a diverse work force.

Because of the CIA’s national security role, there are specific qualifications for every candidate that must apply. U.S. citizenship and the willingness and ability to successfully complete a thorough background investigation, medical examination and polygraph interview are required. Expertise and academic excellence are critical and should be evidenced by a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 or an ideal combination of education, experience and knowledge of foreign languages and cultures. Beyond these requirements, there are a number of personal qualities that are essential to a CIA career – chief among them are honesty and a high standard of personal ethics. Furthermore, integrity, loyalty, dedication to mission and a strong desire to serve our country are fundamental qualities of CIA employees.

The CIA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or sexual orientation in hiring or granting, denying, or revoking security clearances.

For additional information, job postings, and to begin the process of consideration for employment at CIA, please visit CIA Careers .

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