Internship Program

CIA recruits students from college and university campuses across the United States. We recruit students with a wide range of degrees to include information technology, engineering, and physical sciences for internships with the Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T). Qualified students from all schools are interviewed on campus and travel to Washington, D.C. for security and medical processing.

Enhance Your Technical Skills
All internship programs provide an invaluable opportunity to enhance your skills in a job assignment that is related to your major while learning about the fascinating world of high-tech intelligence gathering. A large percentage of our DS&T students are offered full-time employment upon graduation.

Broaden Your Horizons
As a DS&T student intern you will meet, work, and live with interesting people from across the nation. All DS&T students are assigned to the CIA Headquarters area in the vibrant Northern Virginia high technology corridor, where they can take advantage of the rich cultural and historical offerings of nearby Washington, D.C.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen
  • Full-time student working towards a degree such as Engineering, Information Technology, and Physical Science
  • Must be returning to school for at least one semester following the internship
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0


How to Apply

Because the CIA's security and medical processing can take several months, students are strongly encouraged to apply online nine to 12 months prior to availability of work tour.


For more information on positions and the application process, please visit Student Opportunities* on the full site.

*Link will take you to the full website.